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Information on using Firefox's citation-management add-on, Zotero.

Edit References

To edit information about items in your library:

  1. Click on the citation you would like to change in the Middle Panel.
  2. In the Right Panel, click on the field that you would like to change and type in the new information.
  3. To change the field type, for example, from author to editor, click on the field for a dropdown list.

Importing References

Zotero will read formats created for other programs, such as Endnote. Importing them is easy:

  1. Click the gear menu
  2. Choose Import
  3. Find your reference file to import it

This option works for the following bibliographic file formats:

  • Zotero RDF
  • MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema)
  • BibTeX
  • RIS
  • Refer/BibIX
  • Unqualified Dublin Core RDF

Help on importing from EndNote is available here.

Adding items by ISBN


Have the book in front of you and want to add it to your Zotero library without having to search for a citation?

If you have a book's ISBN or an online article's DOI or PMID number, just:

  1. Click the magic wand button: "Add item by identifier."
  2. Type in the book or article's number.
  3. Zotero will automatically download its information and save it to your library.