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Inserting Footnotes

  • Clicking on Add-Ins shows the Zotero toolbar.

  • Inserting a footnote:
    • To insert a footnote, we will click on the left button, the one with the small red Z.

    • The first time you click on the Insert Citation button in a document, this will bring up a document preferences box. You will select your style (e.g., SBL) and then click on OK (see image below).

    • The footnote will be inserted where the cursor is flashing in the document.
  • A red zotero search bar will appear.
  • Search for the source you will be citing.

  • You will be provided possible matches.

  • Select the correct source.

  • To include a specific page or page range, click on the record and add the page(s).

  • Hit the Enter key.
  • Your footnote should be inserted and properly formatted.

  • The footnote can be edited if needed.

Inserting Parenthetical Citations

  • Clicking on Add-Ins shows the Zotero toolbar.

  • Inserting a citation:
    • To insert a citation, we will click on the left button, the one with the small red Z.

    • The first time you click on the Insert Citation button in a document, this will bring up a document preferences box. You will select your style and then click on OK, For parenthetical citations you will likely be using APA, MLA, or Chicago (author-date) style.
    • The citation will be inserted where the cursor is flashing in the document.
  • A red zotero search bar will appear.

  • Search for the source you will be citing.
  • To include a specific page or page range, click on the record and add the page(s).

  • Your citation should be inserted and properly formatted. The example below is formatted according to APA (6th ed.).

Inserting Multiple References in the Same Citation

  • This is done much in the same way as inserting a single reference. But we will additionally add multiple sources so our red rectangle will look like this.

  • Add page numbers if we wanted.
  • hHt the Enter key to insert the citation. For example, with the above sources, we would get the following citation according to APA parenthetical citation.