HINT: Pick a citation style to use for your work and make an effort to learn how to format notes and bibliography citations in that style. Zotero makes it easier, but is no substitute for knowledge and organization on your part. A sloppy bibliography may cast doubt upon the quality of your work.
Of course, one of the major reasons to use a citation manager is to make it easier to generate citations to your sources. Zotero gives you the ability to generate citations to one or more sources, formatted in a variety of citation styles, for use in footnotes, end notes, or bibliographies.
While you can use the Zotero integration tool from your word processing software to start this process, it is easier to start in Zotero and then paste into your word processing file. Follow the steps below to create a citation from Zotero for import into your file.
Once you have the citation or citations in your paste buffer, go to your file and copy them into the appropriate place. Use the "merge formatting" option in the word processor to match the font and font size, while retaining the citation formatting.
To generate a full bibliography, we recommend organizing your citations into folders for each section of your bibliography. You can then go into each folder, highlight all the items in the folder, and export all the records at once to paste into your document.