Adding references

Use Zotero Connector extension in your browser to add new references to Zotero. The extension is usually installed along with the desktop application and is compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Safari. You may reinstall the extension via Zotero desktop if necessary. The extension finds citation information (metadata) automatically from search results and websites and saves the metadata to Zotero. Publication pdf’s are also saved, if they are available and if attachment file saving is enabled in Zotero.

It is also possible to import references as RIS files and as PubMed files. The file importing will be dealt with in detail during the teaching session.

Watch the video by Georgia State University Library (3:39):
Saving references to your library (opens in new tab).

Learn to add references to your Zotero account by completing the tasks below.

  1. Save a few references from the UEF Primo search service.
  2. Save a few (3-5) references from some relevant database, such as Scopus, PubMed or Web of Science. If you have difficulties in searching databases, please study information retrieval in modules 1 and 2.

References can also be added and edited manually (by using keyboard). If you cannot find the e-version of a reference anywhere, you have to add it manually. Manual editing is required when you want to make corrections, such as adding missing author names.

Watch the video by National University of Singapore Libraries (3:17):
Adding references into Zotero via manual entry (opens in new tab).

Learn manual entry by adding the reference of the following article to your Zotero: (opens in new tab).

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