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Zotero: Saving

Created by Jason Puckett at Georgia State University

Collecting References: Books and Articles

ZoteroOpen Zotero on your computer

Open the Library Books Search

Search for items. Worldcat will not show a single book icon Book item, but a yellow folder.

save folder


Click the folder to select items.

folder items


Search EBSCO or other databases and use Zotero to add a folder list,or single item.

Save article


Add item

  • Zotero will add full text when possible.
  • Zotero saves full text in your library.

After you add items check the citation in Zotero.

check citation

Collecting References: Other Web Sites

Other Web Sites  

On any website, click Zotero to add items to your library.

save item

  • Always check the Zotero citation and manually add the author.
  • Also look closely for the date and try to find a year, date revised to add.

Saving a Citation

Add Attachment

It's easy to attach files (like PDFs) to items in your Zotero library.  Just drag the file into your Zotero pane.  Dropping a file onto a collection, or in between library items, will copy it into your library as a standalone item.  Dropping it onto an existing item will attach it to that item.  This is the easiest way to attach a copy of an article to its entry in your library.

add attachment

Organizing Your Library

Click the Zotero button at the bottom of your browser to open your library.

  • At the top left is a folder button with a green plus sign.         
  • Click this to create a new "collection."
  • Name the collection for a class or project.
  • Collections can also be shared
New Collection
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