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Introduction to Zotero

Adding References

You can add or import references in a few ways:

1. Using the Zotero Connector: This is the easiest and most common approach.

2. Drag and drop PDFs to your Collection

3. Import BibTeX or RIS file

4. Manual input

Adding References from PubMed Using Zotero Connector

You can use the Zotero Connector to directly import references from PubMed.

Simply, do a search as per normal and on your selected article page click on the Zotero icon in your browser. You will then be asked to select which references you'd like to save to your Zotero Library.



Add references from NTU OneSearch Via RIS

Here are the steps:

  • Login to OneSearch and type in the article title
  • Click on the quotation mark icon 
  • Select Export RIS UTF-8 followed by Download button
  • In Zotero, use the Import option to add tbe references to the Zotero library.undefined                                    Note: References in RIS file format could be added using the Zotero's Import option.

Add/Edit References Manually

You can create a reference manually by using the 'New Item' button. 

While there are many fields, you need only populate the fields that are essential to the citation. Auto save option adds the reference to the Zotero library.