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Zotero

Collect, organize, cite and share your research with this free software.

Save Citations to Your Library with the Bookmarklet

If you're using a mobile device or a desktop browser without a Zotero Connector, you can use the Zotero Bookmarklet to save items to your Zotero library. You can then access and edit your Zotero library on zotero.org on any web browser or mobile device.

Manage Your Library and Generate Bibliographies on the Zotero Website

After registering for a free account, you can log in to access your personal library on the Zotero website.  If you also use the Zotero app on your computer, be sure to set up syncing so that changes you make online are reflected in the app, and vice versa.

Menu buttons on the top of the "My library" page

 


 


Instructions for different features:

Zotero's save button in the browser's toolbar Direct Import: Click "Enable Syncing to Online Library" in the "Is Zotero Running?" pop-up window.

 

Enable Saving to Online Library

 

 


 


Click on the title of the item you choose Edit an item: click on the item, then click the "edit" icon

 

The "Edit" icon

 



 


"Upload Attachment" button under "Tags" Add attachments such as PDFsClick on the item, then drag it to the bottom of the page; click [Upload Attachment] 

 

 


Cite featureCreate bibliographies: click on the item, click the "cite" icon in the left corner, and then select the citation style you want; you can also create a group of citations at once by checking every item you want.

 

Arrow pointing at checkboxes located next to citations.

 

 


 

 


The "Edit" icon

 Add tags and notesclick on the “Edit’ icon, go to the bottom of the page
 and click on the “plus” button, and then click on the “Add notes” button.


 

Tags and Notes features in Zotero.org.


 


Add, edit, delete folder icons. Organize your folders: To move an item or several items into or out of a collection, check the box to the left of it and then click the "add to folder," the "Minus folder," or the "Trash can" icon located above the item(s).


Organize your items: To move an item or several items into or out of a collection, "Add to Collection" feature.
check the box to the left of it and then click on the "add to folder," the "Minus folder," or the "Trash can" icon above the item(s).
 

Special Considerations for Chromebooks

  1. You can install the Zotero Connector on a Chromebook and connect it to your Zotero.org library. This will let you add citations to your Zotero library even if you don't have the standalone software installed. This option will not provide you with the ability to auto-generate citations using the Google Docs plugin.
     
  2. You can still manually generate individual citations or a full bibliography within Zotero.org and copy/paste it into your document. While in Zotero.org, check the checkboxes next to the citations you'd like to use and click the Cite button to create a bibliography in the style of your choice.