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Citing Resources: Zotero

April 2020

Zotero Browser Plugins

If you're using Internet Explorer or a mobile browser, you can still save items to your Zotero library. A free Zotero account is required.

Visit the Zotero Bookmarklet page for installation instructions for your particular browser or device. 

The Zotero Bookmarklet works with all desktop browsers and most mobile browsers (including Safari for iPad and the Android browser)


Screenshot of the Cite toolbar in ZoteroBib.

Why use ZoteroBiB?

  • The computer you are on won't let you install any software (ie. a .mil computer)
  • You just want a quick citation and not all the fancy features.

How does it work? 

  1. Go to
  2. In the "Cite" bar, enter either the URL for a web source, the ISBN of a book, the DOI or PMID number of an article, or the title of a source. (Numbers sometimes work better than titles.) If none of those work, you can click Manual Entry and fill in the blanks.
  3. Your bibliography appears on the page as you add sources. Use the blue bar to choose your citation style.
  4. It will create a full length Bibliography that you can edit and delete.
  5. To create an in-text citation or footnote, simply click the copy button to the right of the source and enter the page number you're citing. Then click Copy citation and paste it into your document.
  6. Can I save my work? ZoteroBib stores your work in the browser on the computer you're currently using. If you leave the computer, restart, clear cache, etc then it deletes the bibliography. Get more details about how it works here.
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