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Citations Without Plugins

You don't need to use the plugins to create citations! Zotero offers the option to manually copy citations to your clipboard right from your library.

1. Right-click on the source you'd like to cite

2. Select 'Create Bibliography from Item'

3. Use the pop-up to choose your desired citation style

4. Under 'Output Mode,' select either 'Citations' or 'Bibliography'

'Citations' creates an in-line citation.

'Bibliography' creates a bibliographic citation.

5. Under 'Output Mode,' select 'Copy to Clipboard'

6. Paste your citation into your document