Be sure to select APA style from the drop-down menu under "Bibliography."
Zotero is a powerful citation management tool that allows you to instantly save citations and easily generate a works cited list (bibliography).
Download Zotero and the Zotero connector for your browser
Set up syncing to keep your library up to date across devices
Four ways to capture and save citations:
Use the "save to Zotero" icon in the upper right corner of your browser
Use the "export citation" tool in a library database
Use an identifier such as a DOI, PMID, or ISBN
Enter citation information into Zotero manually
Use the Zotero toolbar in Word to add in-text citations and populate your Works Cited list
Use Zotero to keep your research organized!
Create folders and subfolders
Drag saved PDFs from your computer into your Zotero library to generate citations
Attach saved PDFs to items in your library
WARNING: The storage limit for a free account is 300MB. This is a generous amount, but if you are saving a significant number of articles you may hit the limit. To avoid having to upgrade to a paid account, turn off automatic attachment of associated PDFs in your Zotero account preferences. Instead, link to full text using database permalinks.
Practice using Zotero before you are working under a deadline. It's easy to use once you get the hang of it!
Clean up citations in your library - check for errors and missing information after citations are exported
Zotero can help! For example, if an article title goes into Zotero in all caps, right click on it and "transform text" to "sentence case."
Watch the video tutorial below for a Zotero demonstration!