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Zotero offers multiple methods for creating references in your Zotero library. These range from building a reference from scratch - necessary for many older materials, items not found on the web - to "grabbing" citations directly from online catalogs or citation databases.
The following is an overview of the basic reference creation methods. For more detailed instructions, refer to the documentation and user forums available from on the Zotero website.
This brief video from Zotero's website will teach you how to:
You can read these instructions, if you prefer.
Please Note: video is dated (shows how to do it in the old FireFox plug-in) and things won't look exactly the same but the basic principle is still the same.
Safari Users: Instead of the icon being in the address bar or tool bar with the Zotero icon, the icon is just to the left of the address bar, grouped with other Safari icons: