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Zotero

Introduction

Sometimes you will need or desire to create Zotero records manually rather than pull record information from a database. For example, sometimes Zotero records cannot be downloaded from databases. This situation is most often encountered with dictionary and encyclopedia articles.

The following guide will explain how to add records for these items according to either the TIU Style Guide or SBL style guide.

Creating Records Manually for TIU Style

  • Click on the green circle with the white plus sign in it and select Book Section.

  • Manually fill in the needed fields as shown in the example below.
  • If needed, you may add fields by clicking the plus signs. For example, click on the plus sign to the right of Author to add an additional field and then select Editor to add editor information.

Creating Records Manually for SBL Style

  • Click on the green circle with the white plus sign in it and select Book Section.
  • Choose More and then Dictionary Entry.

  • Manually fill in the needed fields as shown in the example below.
  • If needed, you may add fields by clicking the plus signs. For example, click on the plus sign to the right of Author to add an additional field and then select Editor to add editor information.