Before you can insert citations or a bibliography into your paper, you must get references into your Zotero Library. This section covers the following:
Zotero Connector allows you to save references to Zotero directly from your web browser. Used mainly for webpages, it can also be used for online sources where there is not a direct way to cite or capture a reference. (See topic on gathering references retrieved from databases.)
To use Zotero Connector, follow the steps below:
1. Ensure you have installed the Connector using a compatible browser.
2. To use Zotero Connector, select the "Add to Zotero" button for the webpage you would like to cite. This button is found near the address bar in your browser.
3. Select which Collection to save the reference to, then select "Done". (See topic on using "Collections" to organize references.)
4. (OPTIONAL) You may want to edit the reference if it the citation information saved incorrectly.
The following are instructions for exporting references from major article databases. Most article databases offer some type of direct export of citations into Zotero. If you do not see an export to Zotero option listed, then look for an option to export citations in .ris format (RefMan).
Scroll up to the top of the list of references and in the upper right, select "Save":
Select "RIS (works with EndNote, citavi, etc.).
In the Export/Save window, select "Continue".
Reference(s) should automatically download.
Sometimes references may have incorrect information. To adjust the metadata or information surrounding a reference, follow the steps below:
For more information, visit the Zotero documentation topic on removing items from a collection.
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