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Zotero - Collect, Organize, Cite and Share your Research Sources: Using Zotero with Google Docs

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Using Zotero with Google Docs


Zotero is now fully integrated with Google Docs. This means that any Google Doc users who use Zotero will now have the full functions and features that Zotero users who use Microsoft Word wil have.

In order to use Zotero with Google Docs, you will have to:

  1. Install the Zotero Standalone on your device
  2. Install the Zotero Browser Connector on the browser you are using on Google Docs
  3. Allow Zotero Connector to access your Google Account

Once you have done all of these, the Zotero Ribbon will appear on Google Docs:

To use Zotero with Google Docs, please ensure that:

  1. Zotero Standalone is open when you are using Google Docs

The steps on how to use Zotero with Google Docs is similar to the steps that you will use in Microsoft Word.