adding document types to style

Dear everyone,

I'm using the Cambridge UP notes style and I need to add some document types to it since the style guide ( doesn't give instructions for how to cite websites, newpaper articles or magazine articles. It also assumes everything is in print, but much of my information is web based.

I've been trying to learn how to edit csl files and experimenting with the visual editor, but I just can't figure out how to add this new content. The Zotero guide at helps with editing existing content, but doesn't show how to add entirely new content types.

Can anyone point me to a simple guide to how to do this, or maybe a similar notes-based style CSL file that has some code I could copy and modify for these content types and with URLs added. I'd be very grateful for your help.

Best wishes,

  • Maybe look at the MHRA style as a basis? That's a nice mix of fairly detailed and not overwhelming. is a recording of a webinar I did -- maybe helpful?

    But the basics of adding new types is just adding some else-if conditions into the style that distinguish based on item type.
  • Thanks so much. I’ll take a look at it
  • I just wanted to thank you again for posting the video of your webinar. It was incredibly helpful and I feel much more confident using the styles editor now.
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