Zotero offers word processing plugins for Word and OpenOffice. The plugin adds a Zotero toolbar to your word processor that allows you to add citations to your document while you write.
Locating your Zotero tools depends on your operating system and your version of Word. To access the Zotero menu in Microsoft Word for Windows, look for the Zotero tab or the Add-Ins tab. In Word for Mac, look for the Add-Ins tab or the scripts menu.
To add a citation, look for a button or menu item that says "Add/Edit Citation" or "Zotero Insert Citation." In the red search bar that appears, search for and select the reference you want to cite, then press Enter. Zotero will add the citation at your cursor.
To add a bibliography, look for a button or menu item that says "Add Bibliography" or "Zotero Insert Bibliography." Your bibliography will appear at your cursor, and any new citations will be added automatically. To change bibliographic styles, look for a button or menu item that says "Document Preferences" or "Set Document Preferences."
It's easy to create a bibliography from your Zotero library.
Select the references or collections you want to include. Hold the control key and click to select multiple items. Right-click one of the selected items and choose Create Bibliography.
Choose the bibliographic style you want, select Copy to Clipboard, click OK and paste into your word processor.
This method works with any word processor (or anywhere you can paste text).
Zotero comes with the most common bibliographic styles, but many more are available to download.
To install a style (Firefox):
The new style will appear in Zotero's style lists.