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Zotero: Create Bibliographies Directly from Zotero's Three-Column Panel

Creating Your Bibliography from the Zotero Three-Column Panel

To create a bibliography:

  • Select the items in the Middle Panel or the collections in the Left Panel that you would like to include in your bibliography
  • Once the items or collections are highlighted, right-click on the selected items
  • Choose Create Bibliography from Selected Items (or Create Bibliography from Collection).  A new dialog box will appear:

  • Choose the citation style you would like to use for your bibliography from the pull-down list
  • Choose the output format for saving your document
  • Click OK

NOTE: You can also just drag and drop your references from the Zotero middle panel into your document.  They'll turn into fully-formatted citations. This works with any word processor including Google Docs.