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Legal Citation Management With Zotero

This guide describes how to use Zotero to import, manage, and create citations for Canadian legal information.

Citation Managers

For other citation managers such as EndNote and how to get more help please visit the Library Citation Managers Guide 

William R. Lederman Law Library

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Lederman Law Library
William R. Lederman Law Library
128 Union Street Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 2P1

About this Guide

This guide is designed to assist you with using Zotero to import, manage, and create citations for Canadian legal information using the Canadian Uniform Guide to Legal Citation, 9th edition ("McGill Guide") style guide. The guide is maintained by Law Librarians (please email for any edits or questions on using Zotero)


What is Zotero?

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Zotero is a free bibliographic citation management software that allows you to save, collect, manage, cite, and share research sources. Zotero is available as a standalone software that works with Zotero Connector with Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Safari browsers. It doesn't work with Internet Explorer. It works right within your browser, making it easy to save your citations while you search. Use the Zotero word processor plugins to easily cite your sources and create a bibliography while you work.

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