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Zotero

Pulling Record Information for Books

  • Whenever Zotero recognizes a book record on a web page, it places an image of a blue book (seen below) in the right corner of the browser's address line.
  • Note: WorldCat and Classic TrinCat are the best two databases for exporting book records to Zotero - Classic TrinCat for Trinity books and WorldCat for books from other libraries, though you can use WorldCat for all books.
  • To add the record of a recgonized book to Zotero, simply click on the book image.

  • A small dialog box will appear in the lower right corner of the browser indicating the record is being saved into Zotero.

  • You will see your book record in the Zotero collection.

Pulling Record Information for Dissertations and Theses

  • Whenever Zotero recognizes a dissertation or thesis record on a web page, it places an image of a sheet of paper (seen below) in the right corner of the browser's address line.
  • This image in the address line is the same image used for articles and essays. However, when the record is exported to Zotero, a unique image for dissertations/theses will be displayed, that of a graduation cap (seen below).
  • To add the record of a recgonized dissertation/thesis, simply click on the image.

  • A small dialog box will appear in the lower right corner of the browser indicating the record is being saved into Zotero.

  • Zotero does not distinguish between theses and dissertations, calling them all thesis.
  • You will see your dissertation/thesis record in the Zotero collection.

Pulling Record Information for Articles and Essays

  • Whenever Zotero recognizes an article or essay record on a web page, it places an image of a sheet of paper (seen below) in the right corner of the browser's address line.
  • To add the record of a recgonized article, simply click on the image.

  • A small dialog box will appear in the lower right corner of the browser indicating the record is being saved into Zotero.

  • You will see your article record in the Zotero collection.

  • Note: Whenever the full text of the article is in a database, the PDF copy of the article will be brought in with the record. Clicking on the PDF link will open the Full Text PDF of the article.

  • This image in the address line for an essay (i.e., book chapter) is the same image used for articles. However, when the record is exported to Zotero, a unique image for essays will be displayed, that of an open book.

  • You will see essay record in the Zotero collection.