Zotero embeds itself with MS Word and Google Docs so that you can quickly and easily add in-text citations as you write your paper and also formulate a Bibliography or Resource list when you have finished writing your paper with the click of a button. NOTE: ALWAYS double-check your Zotero generated in-text citations and bibliographies for spacing and formatting to make sure it is correct.
Your first use will prompt you to select citation style you want to use for your paper.
Then the Zotero bar will appear. Search for the source via title, author, date, etc. or click on the black down arrow to select the source you want.
NOTE: In Google Docs, the Zotero bar will first show up behind the Google window, so you will have to minimize the window to access the bar.
Zotero will automatically generate the in-text citation according to the citation style you chose.
NOTE: Be sure to have the citation information correctly entered into Zotero, otherwise your in-text citations will be incorrect.
Zotero has a default library of citation styles that are ready to be used (e.g. APA, MLA, and Chicago), but allows users to import additional styles within the desktop application.