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How to make quotes and references at ABNT through Zotero | Productivity

The Zotero reference generator at ABNT is able to organize bibliographic data and materials related to research such as scientific articles, monographs, etc. The ideal program to standardize citations and references of texts according to ABNT standards, through a plug-in for Microsoft Word.

The features of Zotero not only allow you to create and store your own library, but also to automatically adapt ABNT citations and references. See below how to use the tool to create a bibliographic repository and respect the normalization of the research bibliography.

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Microsoft Word has a plugin to automatically generate a reference in ABNT Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftMicrosoft Word has a plugin to automatically generate a reference in ABNT Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Microsoft Word has a plugin to automatically generate a reference in ABNT Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

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Step 1. Access the Zotero TechTudo Downloads download page and choose your PC's operating system to install the Zotero desktop program;

Select your PC system and then press the "Download" button to install the application Photo: Reproduo / TechTudoSelect your PC system and then press the "Download" button to install the application Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Select your PC system and then press the "Download" button to install the application Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 2. With the application, access the Tools tab and select Extenses to be able to install the plug-in for Microsoft Word;

In the Zotero app, click on Tools and choose the option Extenses Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroIn the Zotero app, click on Tools and choose the option Extenses Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

In the Zotero app, click on Tools and choose the option Extenses Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 3. Zotero will open an extension menu. In the Zotero Word for Windows Integration option, select Enable to install the plug-in in the Microsoft text editor;

In the extension menu, click on the Enable alternative of the Zotero Word for Windows Integration extension Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroIn the extension menu, click on the Enable alternative of the Zotero Word for Windows Integration extension Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

In the extension menu, click on the Enable alternative of the Zotero Word for Windows Integration extension Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 4. After installation, still in the extensions menu and in the alternative Zotero Word for Windows Integration, press Options to open the bibliographic standardization window. Then, select the option Associação Brasileira de Normas e Tnicas, or ABNT, from the list. If there is no such option, go to Get additional styles below the check box;

Then, still in the extension menu, press Options to select ABNT and, if you do not have the option, click on Get additional styles Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroThen, still in the extension menu, press Options to select ABNT and, if you do not have the option, click on Get additional styles Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Then, still in the extension menu, press Options to select ABNT and, if you do not have the option, click on Get additional styles Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 5. Now, the Get additional styles alternative will present a normalization repository. Type Associação Brasileira de Normas e Tnicas in the search field and select the most recent result to install ABNT;

If Zotero does not have ABNT, write Associação Brasileira de Normas e Tnicas and, in the list of results, choose the most current version Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroIf Zotero does not have ABNT, write Associação Brasileira de Normas e Tnicas and, in the list of results, choose the most current version Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

If Zotero does not have ABNT, write Associação Brasileira de Normas e Tnicas and, in the list of results, choose the most current version Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 6. With the plug-in installed, Microsoft Word will now display a Zotero tab. To insert the bibliographic indications of document citations in the manager, mark the section referenced in the text, access the new tab and select the Add / Edit Citation alternative;

In Word, click on the new Zotero tab and choose Add / Edit Citation to include document citations in the manager at the bottom of the page Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroIn Word, click on the new Zotero tab and choose Add / Edit Citation to include document citations in the manager at the bottom of the page Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

In Word, click on the new Zotero tab and choose Add / Edit Citation to include document citations in the manager at the bottom of the page Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 7. When the plug-in is activated for the first time in Microsoft Word, you need to choose normalization. Choose the option ABNT, previously installed, so that quotes and references follow the Brazilian standardization;

Choose ABNT's normalization settings whenever the Word plug-in is used Photo: Reproduction / Daniel RibeiroChoose ABNT's normalization settings whenever the Word plug-in is used Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Ribeiro

Choose ABNT's normalization settings whenever the Word plug-in is used Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 8. The Zotero plug-in quote wizard in Word will open a small manager window so that the user can find the documents inserted in the repository, being able to refer to them directly and within ABNT rules;

Type the name of the article or name of the author in the Zotero search engine and select the document that is already in the reference manager Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroType the name of the article or name of the author in the Zotero search engine and select the document that is already in the reference manager Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Type the name of the article or name of the author in the Zotero search engine and select the document that is already in the reference manager Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 9. Once the document is chosen in the Zotero library, the indication of the quote will be displayed as a footnote in the Word document and is already standardized in the ABNT format;

The reference will be inserted automatically and within ABNT, but as a footnote Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroThe reference will be inserted automatically and within ABNT, but as a footnote Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

The reference will be inserted automatically and within ABNT, but as a footnote Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 10. To generate the references with the Zotero plug-in in Word, just access the manager tab and select the Add / Edit Bibliography alternative. All citations included in the document will be listed in alphabetical order and already standardized according to the Brazilian standard;

In the Zotero tab, click on Add / Edit Bibliography to include automatically creating the list of references used in your text Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroIn the Zotero tab, click on Add / Edit Bibliography to include automatically creating the list of references used in your text Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

In the Zotero tab, click on Add / Edit Bibliography to include automatically creating the list of references used in your text Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

Step 11. If you want to edit the bibliography of the references listed, select the Add / Edit Bibliography option on the Zotero tab. A window will be displayed with all the bibliography included in the manager. Choose, remove or edit the information from the document references and press Ok to finish.

To edit the References created, click Add / Edit Bibliography again and add, remove or edit the listed bibliography Photo: Reproduo / Daniel RibeiroTo edit the References created, click Add / Edit Bibliography again and add, remove or edit the listed bibliography Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

To edit the References created, click on Add / Edit Bibliography again and add, remove or edit the listed bibliography Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Ribeiro

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