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Zotero @ the WSU Libraries: Using Zotero

Zotero and Database Providers

Options for Adding Items to Your Zotero Library

From a Database

In a Zotero-compatible database: Zotero Translator/Link Resolver

Look for the icon in browser URL box

From a Zotero-compatible publisher: Zotero Translator/Link Resolver

Look for the icon in browser URL box

May download fulltext article PDF if available (and if your settings are correct)

From a DOI or PMID or ISBN

Paste in the number in the "highlighter” identifier box

DOIs can sometimes also be grabbed like regular webpages

From a database that allows you to export reference files (via EndNote/.ris format)

Email the .RIS file to yourself then open or import it into your Z library; Does Not Always Work

From the export as .RIS option in Find it@WSU (or other libraries’ equivalents)

Email the .RIS file to yourself then open or import it into your Z library; Does Not Always Work!

     Manually – email yourself all the info, or write it down and add it later

From a Website -- Use Zotero’s Create New item from Current Page tool

(Note: some websites have their own Zotero translators, i.e. NYT, Flickr (see hints in the Zotero and Images tab), YouTube, Amazon, and some blogs.)

Upcoming Zotero Classes

See the Home tab in this guide for a schedule of classes

Tips and Tricks

11/30/2012: Big News! The Zotero bookmarklet is now out of beta! This can be used to capture bibliographic data (and in some cases even article PDFs) using *any* browser (inlcuding IE and Safari), the iPad and iPhone, and Android smartphones. Find more info at this ProfHacker article .

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