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Zotero Citation Manager: Add & Edit Items

Understand the Zotero library

Access Zotero the way you would open any other software program on your computer.

The Zotero library is organized in three columns, or panes.

The left column shows your library and folders.

 

The middle column shows the article list of your library, or whichever folder you have open. Click on an article to select it.

 

The right column shows detailed citation information for the individual article you clicked on in the middle column.

Add items from Library databases

Zotero works best with the Walden Library databases when you download the Zotero connector for your internet browser. This lets you add items from the databases to your Zotero library.

To add multiple items from a search to your Zotero library, follow the steps below:

  1. Open your Zotero library.
  2. Perform a search in one of the Walden Library databases.
  3. In your browser toolbar, click on the Zotero connector icon. For multiple items, you will see a folder icon.

     
  4. From the popup box, choose the articles you want or choose Select all for all items.

 

To add individual items to your Zotero library, follow the steps below.

  1. Open your Zotero library.
  2. Perform a search in one of the Walden Library databases.
  3. Open the citation and abstract page for the article you have selected.
  4. In your toolbar, click the piece of paper icon.

 

Watch this brief video for a demonstration on how to add items from the databases into your Zotero library.

Video: Zotero: Add items from databases

(2 min 46 sec) Recorded Dec 2017
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Getting stuff into your library

Zotero offers information on other options for adding resources and on ways to edit items once you've added them to your library. Check out the links below to find out how.

Note: Zotero does not make citation information match APA style rules. You are responsible for correct APA formatting. You will need to check your citations.