1. Open Zotero
  2. Click the collection to which you want to add a citation
  3. Click the green plus sign icon in the toolbar
    • A drop-down menu will unfold
  4. Choose the type of citation you want to create
    1. To see more options, hover over More and a drop-down menu will unfold
  5. Click the type of citation you want to create
    • A blank item of that type will appear in the middle column
  6. In the right column, enter bibliographic information into the fields
    • Note that you can leave fields blank
    • The citation will save automatically
  7. To add or remove authors, click the + or - signs to the right of "Author" field
    1. Type the name of the author into the field
    2. Press enter on your keyboard
  8. To add a role different from an author, click the down arrow icon to the left of the "Author" field
    • A drop-down menu of contributor titles will unfold
    1. Type the name of the contributor into the field
    2. Press enter on your keyboard