Creating Quick Bibliographies
It's easy to create a bibliography from your Zotero library in one of two ways: 1) select individual references in a batch when you aren't using collections, or 2) select a full collection you want to include.
NOTE: This method works with any word processor (or anywhere you can paste text).
Creating a Bibliography While Writing Your Paper
Zotero offers word processing plugins for Word and OpenOffice. The plugin adds a Zotero toolbar to your word processor that allows you to add citations to your document while you write.
NOTE: If your Zotero download is up-to-date, the Word processor plug-in automatically downloads with the Zotero desktop application.
To add citations while you write:
The toolbar looks different on different operating systems and versions of Word. Mousing over the toolbar will pop up each button's function if they're not clearly labeled.
Adding Citation Styles to Zotero
Zotero comes with the most common bibliographic styles, but many more are available to download. To install a style:
The new style will appear in Zotero's style lists.