Answered By: Daniel Becker
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020     Views: 3737

You should confirm which style to use with your instructor.  

If you wish to include footnotes or endnotes in your paper, you must choose either (full note) or (note) from the Citation Style menu and then also choose whether you want Zotero to populate those citations at the end of each page (Footnotes) or at the end of your document (Endnotes).

If you wish to include parenthetical citations in your text, choose (author-date) from the Citation Style menu. These choices may all be made and altered in your Document Preferences as pictured here:

 

Document Preferences: Choose a Citation Style

 

  • Full note provides more information about the source and is often used in shorter papers for which you will not include a bibliography at the end of the paper. Here is an example full note for citing pages 34-35 of Graham Allison's book, Essence of decision: explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis:

Graham T. Allison, Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, 2nd ed. (New York: Longman, 1999), 34–35.

  • Here is an example (short) note for the same citation:

Allison, Essence of Decision, 34–35.

  • Here is its entry in a bibliography at the end of your paper, regardless of whether you choose note or full note:

Allison, Graham T. Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. 2nd ed. New York:  Longman, 1999.

  • If you choose (author-date), you will include a list of References at the end of your paper. Here is the example of that entry:

Allison, Graham T. 1999. Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. 2nd ed. New York: Longman.

For more information, see our Citation Style Guides and Tools site.