Zotero automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your library with a single click.
Find a book in HOLLIS. When viewing a book record in HOLLIS, Zotero displays a small book icon in the Firefox address bar. Click the icon to save the book to Zotero.
Saving articles to Zotero is easy too. Search for articles about carbon tax policy using Academic Search Premier.
On a search results screen, Zotero will display a folder icon in the Address bar. Click the icon, and a small window will open. Select which items you'd like to save, and click.
You can also save an article when viewing its abstract page. In both cases, Zotero will automatically download the PDF Full Text if it's available.
Zotero can recognize information from some websites, such as The New York Times. When reading an articles on the New York Times website, Zotero displays a small newspaper icon in the address bar. Click on it to save the article to Zotero.
Web Pages without Metadata
Zotero works by recognizing metadata on the page you are viewing. Metadata is descriptive information about data that helps computers interpret the data's meaning. While library resources usually contain metadata, webpages often do not.
When you encounter a web page that Zotero doesn't recognize, you'll need to enter some information manually. Open the Zotero Window and click the page icon to create a new item from the current page.
Once you save the page, edit the metadata in the right column to make sure it's accurate.
Drag Files into Zotero
Zotero can automatically detect metadata for PDFs on your computer. Drag a PDF into Zotero to add it to your library.
Right click on the file in Zotero and click. Zotero will search Google Scholar for the article and update the metadata for the item.