Using Zotero

Importing references into Zotero

If you have the pdf
Simply drag and drop the pdf into your library. The file will be copied to your references folder (see Zotero preferences). The metadata for the paper should auto import, but you will need to check in. Select the reference that was imported and look at the sidebar to the right. Under the Info tab, check and edit the title, author names, journal title, volume, page numbers, and date. You will want to check for things like:

If you do not have the pdf
Create a new entry by clicking on File menu > New Item and then selecting the type of item (usually Journal Article, though sometimes Book or Book Chapter). This will open the right sidebar and you can enter the info manually, including other info like a link to the website with the article.

Other stuff to do with Zotero