Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: Jan 09, 2020 Views: 3087
First, be sure that you have the Zotero application and the appropriate Zotero connector loaded:
- Download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and follow the instructions to install.
- Install the connectors for Chrome, Firefox, or Safari from the downloads page.
Once the connector has been installed, there will be a Zotero save button located in your browser. The look of the button may change depending on whether you are viewing a book, article or webpage.
As you browse the web, Zotero will automatically find bibliographic information on webpages you visit and allow you to add it to your library with a single click.
To download a library resource (and the associated PDF):
- If you have found a resource in a Trefry Library database that you want to add to your Zotero library, just click the Zotero save button.
- Clicking this button will import the PDF file into your library and Zotero will also attempt to retrieve the citation information for it.
- In some databases, such as Proquest, it works best if you open the PDF in your browser and then click the Zotero save button. If you are using Primo, check your reference to see which database it is coming from.
To download multiple items from library databases directly from your search results list:
If you are on a page with multiple items listed, such as your search results list, the Zotero save button will look like a folder. When you click the button, select the items you wish to save and click OK.
Remember, to check the results in Zotero to make sure all the citation data was downloaded properly. If you used Primo (the Everything box) your results could be coming from several different databases.
For additional help, see the Zotero Support Page: https://www.zotero.org/support/