This tab has information on downloading Zotero and saving citations. Start here if you have never used Zotero before.
The instructions in this guide apply to version 5 of Zotero and Word 2016.
Start at https://www.zotero.org/download/.
Items to install:
Create a free account with your Reed email address at https://www.zotero.org/user/register to take advantage of features like syncing your library to zotero.org and working in groups.
NEW: With a Reed email address, you have unlimited file storage for free.
With the appropriate browser plugin, you can add content to your Zotero library by clicking on the icon that appears in the address bar of your web browser. See below for a few common icon examples:
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The magic wand tool allows you to add content by unique identifiers.
Click on the wand to open the dialog box.
Enter a unique identifier such as:
There are two ways to add multiple items at once.
It is not possible, though, to add a mixed lists of identifiers, i.e. you cannot add a list containing some ISBNs and some DOIs.
If you are working in a database and the bookmarklet does not appear in your browser bar, you can usually download the search results as an RIS file. Then import the file into Zotero by clicking File and choosing "Import".
Drag a PDF into the main content area to add it to Zotero.
Add embedded metadata to Zotero by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Retrieve Metadata of PDFs."
If there is no embedded metadata in the PDF, you can manually enter information about the file.
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You can also manually add records to Zotero.
Click on the green circle with the white “+” symbol and select format.
If you don’t see the format you want, select “More” to see additional formats.
Syncing is not a substitute for backing up! What if you accidentally delete a bunch of references? You'll lose them for good the next time your library syncs. Here's how to make a backup of your Zotero library: