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The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Citation Management

An overview and comparison of different citation managers, including RefWorks, Zotero, EasyBib, and BibMe.

About Zotero


Zotero is a FREE citation tool that you add to your web browser, or use as a standalone application.

Key features:

  • Add-on for Firefox or Chrome.
  • Mac and PC compatible.
  • Add items from websites, library catalog and databases, PDFs, audio, video, and image files.
  • Automatically add citations and footnotes into Microsoft Word
  • Citation styles include MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and many others.

Installing Zotero

Zotero can automatically create citations in Microsoft Word

1) Create a free Zotero account

  • Go to the Zotero
  • Register and confirm email

2) Download Standalone Zotero

3) Download Firefox or Chrome Extension

  • Go to the Zotero download page.
  • Click the link on the left to download Zotero 5.0 for Firefox or Chrome.
  • Sign in with your free Zotero account

4) Install Microsoft Word Plugin

  • Open the Standalone Zotero on your computer
  • Close Microsoft Word
  • Open Preferences and goto Citations and install MS Word Plugin
  • Restart Microsoft Word

From Zotero's Documentation page


Zotero - Video Tour

Zotero - Adding Content

Zotero - MS Word Plugin

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