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Introduction to Zotero: Reference Management Tools

An information guide to accompany the iLearnOregon class Introduction to Zotero

Create Bibliographies

Setting Preferences

  • Export: set default citation style for quick copying
  • Cite:
    • Styles: review available citation styles
    • Word Processors: install plugins for word processing programs

Word Processor Integration

  • Use word processor plugins to add citations and bibliographies

Quick Copy

  • Drag and drop individual items into a word processing program
  • Or, use Ctrl+Shift+C to copy the items to the clipboard


  • Select a group of items and right-click to create a bibliography list, which can be saved to RTF or HTML, copied to the clipboard, or printed.

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