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Zotero is free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.

Downloading Additional Citation Styles

The Zotero client comes with several popular citation styles pre-installed, such as APA, Chicago, and MLA. Sometimes, however, you may need to use a style that does not come pre-installed. For example, many academic journals require the use of highly specialized styles.

To install additional styles:

  • Go to
  • Search for your desired style in the provided search field.
  • Select the style you want. Many styles have different versions. Make sure to select the one that matches your desired citations.
    • On a PC, you will simply click on a hyperlinked style and select Install from the resulting pop-up box.
    • On a Mac…
      • Click on your desired style. The style file will then appear in your computer’s Downloads folder.
      • Within the Downloads folder, select the appropriate file.
      • A pop up box may appear that reads, Install Style. Select Install.

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