Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Zotero is free software that you can install on your computer -- it helps organize your research, and then connects to Word to makes it much easier to create in-text citations and bibliographies. The library has created this handy guide to using Zotero -- including add-ons that allow you to edit pdfs and to link to unlimited storage while a UCB student, staff or faculty
It's always good to double check the formatting -- none of the software is perfect!
Trouble shooting Word with Zotero
Zotero toolbar doesn't appear?
Close Word or LibreOffice.
In Zotero, go to Tools → Add-ons → Extensions. ...
In the Cite pane of Zotero preferences, open the “Word Processors” tab.
Click “Reinstall LibreOffice/Microsoft Word Add-in” and then restart your wordprocessor.
Screencast on using Zotero and APA 6th for Berkeley Social Welfare, featuring the work of David Eifler, UCB's Environmental Design Librarian and Zotero expert!
Using APA Style
The once familiar APA 6th style has been replaced, as of 2020, with a 7th edition. The new style manual includes some significant changes to formatting papers and has attempted to make language more inclusive and bias free. Among some of the new changes:
DOIs are now formatted as URLs
Authors no longer need to include the phrase "Retrieved from" before a URL
The singular "they" is now endorsed by APA as a gender-neutral pronoun
The running head on the title page no longer includes the phrase "RUNNING HEAD" and is no longer needed in student papers at all
Use only one space after a period at the end of a sentence