Skip to Main Content

Social Welfare Research Toolkit: Citations

Resources for research in Social Welfare.

Citation Management Tools: Zotero

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 a self-paced tutorial as well as this handy guide to using Zotero -- including add-ons that allow you to edit pdfs 

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?
  1. Close Word or LibreOffice.
  2. In Zotero, go to Tools → Add-ons → Extensions. ...
  3. In the Cite pane of Zotero preferences, open the “Word Processors” tab.
  4. Click “Reinstall LibreOffice/Microsoft Word Add-in” and then restart your wordprocessor.

Using APA Style for Citation

Some handy resources:

Zotero workshops!

The Library offers workshops -- in person and via Zoom -- on using Zotero. Check the calendar for options! If none of these work for you, we can schedule individually.