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Zotero is a free Firefox, Chrome, and Safari extension that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Creating Bibliographies

Zotero automatically formats your references into whatever citation style you (or your professors) prefer: MLA, Chicago, APA...

Additional Citation Styles

In addition to the citation styles that come standard with Zotero, you can also download hundreds of other additional styles.

Check Your Bibliography

There are mistakes in Library catalogs and databases! Whatever Zotero imports will ultimately be in your bibliography, so check the output for errors -- correct any inside Zotero, then rerun your bibliography so that it will be permanently fixed.

Option #1 -- Drag & Drop

Create a simple bibliography by dragging any list of items from your Zotero Library and dropping it anywhere that you can type: a Word Document, a Google Doc, your email...

Zotero will automatically alphabetize and format the references to your chosen citation style (configure in preferences).

Option #2 -- Right-click

Right-click any list of references and select ‘Create Bibliography from Selected Items…’ to create a new file of automatically formatted and alphabetized citations.

Option #3 -- Word Plug-in

Not only bibliographies -- Zotero can also automatically format parenthetical or footnote citations directly in your paper: