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KIN 352K -- Research Methods in Exercise Science

This guide is specifically designed for students taking Kin 352K, Research Methods in Exercise Science with Dr. Lalande.

Style Guide & Citation Managers

Citations and Style Help

A citation manager can help you organize your sources and easily add them to your literature review.

More information about citation managers


Download Zotero for Windows or Mac

Zotero Connector is a browser plug-in that allows you to easily save content to Zotero as you browse the web

Zotero Connector can:

  • Sense the file type, allowing you to add PDF, images, audio, video, and snapshots of webpages
  • Automatically add embedded metadata to create your citations (a feature supported by many databases)

You can download Zotero Connector for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari

Zotero From Your Browser

Using Connector

Simply click the button in the toolbar of your browser

The button in connector will change based upon the type of file or resource you are trying to save to your library. 

 Documents, Videos, and Web Pages can all be saved.

When multiple items on a webpage can be saved you will see a folder icon and will be asked to select which items you want to save.

Zotero From Your Desktop

Add by Identifier

Click the magic wand button to add an item by ISBN, DOI, or PubMed ID

Add an Item Manually

Click the green plus button to add an item manually. You will need to select the item type from a dropdown list and then type information about the item in the fields in the right-hand pane.

Attaching a PDF or other file

Files and links can be attached to items in your library by highlighting the item and then clicking the paperclip button. This is useful if you are unable to download the PDF version of a database article using Zotero Connector, but are able to download it manually.


Retrieving PDF Metadata

If you have imported a PDF into your library without metadata, you can use Zotero to search for the item and generate the metadata automatically by right-clicking the item and selecting “Retrieve Metadata for PDF”

If Zotero cannot find the metadata for your PDF, you can add the metadata manually by right-clicking on the item and selecting “Create Parent Item”

​Zotero can be used to easily create in-text citations and bibliographies in Word. When you install Zotero, an add-on is automatically installed for Word.

  1. To create in-text citations and bibliographies in Word, simply open the Zotero tab in Word.

  2. Click Add/Edit Citation and a red search bar will appear, allowing you to search the items in your library. 

  3. Start typing the name of the citation you need by author or title and a dropdown menu of choices will appear. You can add multiple citations at one time. Select the items you wish to add to the in-text citations and then hit Enter. The citations will appear in your Word document in your chosen citation style.

  4. To add a bibliography or list of references  to the end of your paper, simply select the Add/Edit Bibliography button. The Zotero add-on will keep track of the order of items in the bibliography (alphabetical or order of citation according to the citation style you have selected) and will reorder, add, and remove citations as they are changed in your paper.


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