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Zotero & ZoteroBib

Adding Citations: Books, Articles, and Web Pages

Downloading a  Book Citation

If Zotero detects you are looking at a book from a library catalog, Amazon, or Google books, or another repository, you will see a book icon in the upper right-hand side of your browser. Click on the book and the citation will be downloaded to your Zotero library as shown in the image below.

Image of HillSearch book  search results with yellow arrow pointing to Zotero book icon in browser toolbar.

Downloading Multiple Book Citations

You might do a search in the library catalog and retrieve many results. In that case, you can use Zotero to select which items in your result set you would like to add to your Zotero library. To do so, click on the file folder icon in your browser bar. Once you do so, you will see all of the items in your search results set. Select which ones you would like to add to your Zotero library and click OK. The items will be added to your library as shown in the image below.

Image of HillSearch search results showing numerous items with yellow arrow indicating to the Zotero file icon in the browser with text indicating to click on the icon to select which search items you wish to download to Zotero library.

Saving a Journal Article Citation from a Database

Image of an item in Academic Search Premier Database with yellow arrow indicating Zotero journal icon in browswer toolbar with instructions indicating to click on icon to add citation to Zotero library.

Downloading Multiple Article Citations

As is the case with a library catalog, you can choose multiple citations to save from a database results list as shown in the image below.

Image of multiple search  results in Academic Search Premier database with yellow arrow indicating the file icon in the browser bar and directions indicating to click on the file icon to select which items you wish to download to Zotero library

Saving a Citation for a Web Page

To save a citation from a web page, click on the web page icon in your browser as shown below.

Image of a web page with yellow arrow indicating Zotero web page icon. Instructions read to click on the icon to download the website citation to Zotero library.

Zotero can't automatically capture citation info from some web pages, but you can still add them to your Zotero library.

Right-click in your browser and choose "Save to Zotero" from the menu. This will save a new "web page" item to your library. You can add information about the author, etc., if you wish.

This will also attach a snapshot of the page to the citation. Taking a snapshot saves a copy of the page to your computer. It includes the page's text and images, so if the page is removed later, or if you're offline, you'll still be able to view your copy.

Image of a website and "right click" menu showing Zotero options. Instructions read to right click on a webpage to bring up Zotero menu.

 

 

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