Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017 Views: 30
Zotero can be used with Google Docs in the same way as with plain-text documents or emails. First, set the Quick Copy settings in Zotero Standalone to your desired citation style (Edit > Preferences > Export).
Once you have set your citation style, then:
- To add an in-text citation, simply select an item in Zotero, hold the Shift key, and drag it into the document
- To add a bibliography, simply select items in Zotero and drag them into the document
If you want to use a different style after you have already dragged citations into your Google document, you will have to start over. For example, if you set your style to 'Chicago' and then want change it to 'Nature,' you will have to delete the 'Chicago' style citations, change your settings to 'Nature' in Zotero Standalone, and then repeat the steps for each citation and your bibliography.
Go to https://www.zotero.org/support/google_docs for more information.
Part or all of this answer is adapted from Zotero wiki content distributed under various Creative Commons licenses found at https://www.zotero.org/support/licensing. Additional content may have been adapted from the Zotero LibGuide by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.