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Zotero: a beginner's guide

If you have installed the Google Connector plugin for Chrome or Firefox and open Google Docs, you should see a Zotero menu item. 

Zotero Menu in Google Docs

You will be able to add/edit citations and your bibliography from within the Google Docs environment.

Please note that you will need to have the Zotero desktop open in order for this feature to work.

To add a citation select Add/edit citation.

A red search bar should appear and you can search for your citation and press enter to insert it into the document.

Red Zotero Search Bar for Google Docs

To add a bibliography select Add/edit bibliography and your bibliography will be added to the end of your document.

  • As you include more citations, those items will be automatically added to the bibliography.
  • If you remove a citation or if something does not appear in the bibliography use the Refresh option to make the changes appear.
  • Note that if you have several browser windows open, the Zotero search bar may appear behind one of the open browser windows. You may have to minimize other windows in order to see it.