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Libraries Welcome Kit: Education Grad Students: Citing

Welcome to CU, new grad students! This guide is to orient you to some of the University Libraries' useful resources and services.


APA Citation Style

Use information legally and ethically

To use information legally and ethically, you need to cite any information not originally created by you:

  • Quotations
  • Key terms or phrases
  • Ideas
  • Facts not broadly known
  • Images and Sounds

Getting Started with Zotero

Create a free account at 

  • Download / activate:

    • Zotero Standalone/Desktop version

    • Zotero Connectors (browser plugins for Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

    • Zotero for MS Word plugin


  • Create a Test folder in your Zotero library to add and practice creating entries

  • Practice adding items using the Zotero Connector (try adding from Google Scholar or Libraries’ OneSearch box)


  • Linds can help you save all of your files to Google Drive, and incorporate automatic annotations

Make an appointment with Linds for help setting up Zotero.

You're also welcome to Try some other citation manager tools.

Citation managers