Zotero includes three variants of Chicago style, including two formats for footnotes: the notes can either be self-explanatory and come with or without a bibliography (full note), or serve as a reference to a bibliographic entry (note).
The zotero Citation Manager is a free, easy to use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
Follow these steps to start building your own Zotero Library:
To access your Zotero Library from Microsoft Office, you need to install the Zotero Add-in which you can do on the Cite tab in Zotero Preferences. When the Add-in is installed the screen will look like this:
You will know it is installed in Word if you see a Zotero tab with these icons or something similar:
When you add a citation from your Zotero Library in Word, the default look-up box appears like this:
To switch to a view of your entire Zotero Library, click the “Use classic Add Citation dialog” box in the Cite tab (see image above).