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Zotero Citation Management Guide

This guide will introduce Zotero, the Library's recommended citation tool, and help you use it for citing sources!

Link to Zotero information page on Adding Items

Install Zotero Connector Web Importer

The Zotero Connector is a browser extension that will allow you to import citations from the web into your Zotero Library. 

See how it looks on the right side of the Chrome URL field below!

If you’re using a mobile device or a desktop browser withoutZotero Connector, you can use the Zotero Bookmarklet to save items to your Zotero library.

Chrome and Zotero icons and link to Connector download page               

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Tips for Direct Export from research databases

To export citations directly from research databases such as EBSCO CINAHL (example below):

  • Select the Export command and look for the RIS format option, which is recognized by Zotero
  • Double click on the file, and it will open in Zotero
  • You will be prompted to select a Collection to which the article citation should be added

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