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An overview for installing, setting up, and using the bibliographic manager Zotero. Based on guide created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library at

Saving Citations

Saving citations to Zotero is easy. Once everything is installed, you'll have a Zotero button in your browser. 

Screenshot of Chrome browser with Zotero button highlighted.



Whatever page you're on, Zotero will automatically know what type of page it is. Here's an example of a webpage:

Screenshot of Zotero Chrome button on Wall Street Journal



Zotero does the same with the Library's database. It automatically knows it's an article:

Screenshot of Ebscohost database with the Zotero Chrome button highlighted



When you click the Zotero button, you'll get a quick pop-up that will indicate that the extension is saving the page to your Zotero library. A great bonus for articles is that Zotero will automatically save the citation information but also downloads the pdf for you. 

Screenshot of saving an article to Zotero using the Chrome button.



Once you've save the article, it's immediately waiting in your library. 

Screenshot of Zotero app with saved article selected.