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Zotero Guide

UTA Libraries' guide to the citation management tool Zotero

Step 4: Set default citation style

1. In Zotero, open the Preferences menu by clicking on "Edit" and then clicking on "Preferences".

2. In the "Preferences" pop-up window, navigate to the "Export" tab.

3. Click on your preferred citation style from the drop-down menu under "Default Format".


  • Zotero comes with 15 of the most popular citation styles, and many more are available via download from the Zotero Style Repository.
  • Zotero also lets you create Quick Copy bibliographies by highlighting references in the Zotero pane and dragging them into any text field.


This LibGuide was developed, with permission, from the Michigan State University Zotero LibGuide and the "Migrating Citations from RefWorks to Zotero" page of the University of Minnesota RefWorks Transition website.