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Zotero @ Levy Library: Getting Stuff In

Direct Export From Online Databases

Once you've installed the Zotero Connector's save button will appear directly on your browser's extension toolbar. As you browse the internet, Zotero will automatically detect bibliographic data from webpages and allow you to add references directly to your library with one click.

Screenshot of Zotero Connector on Google Chrome toolbar


Importing one reference at a time

When you find a reference you wish to bring into your Zotero library, simply click on the connector to capture it. The reference will automatically be brought into your library.

Depending on the type of resource you are viewing in your browser window, the save button may appear differently. For example, if you are viewing an e-book the save button will look like a book, while if you are viewing a PDF it will appear as a PDF icon.

Screenshot pointing out the Zotero connector save button while viewing an e-book

Screenshot pointing out the Zotero connector save button while viewing a PDF


Importing multiple references

On webpages that contain more than one item (i.e. database search results pages), the Zotero Connector will appear as a folder, allowing you to import multiple items at once to your Zotero library.

Screenshot pointing out the Zotero connector on Google Chrome toolbar

Once you click on the Zotero Connector, a box will pop up allowing you to select which references you wish to add to your library.

Screenshot showing the Zotero item selector

Adding Items from Identifiers

If you know a reference's unique identifier (ISBN, DOI, PMID, or arXiv ID), you can add it to your library by using Zotero's "magic wand" feature. In Zotero, click the magic wand button at the top of your Zotero library and enter the unique identifier to add it to your library.

Screenshot pointing out magic wand button in Zotero