Zotero can add items automatically by ISBN number, Digital Object Identifier (DOI), arcIX, or PubMed ID, using the Magic Wand button.
You can download citation information from third party sources like databases and import them directly into Zotero. To see how to download the files from mainly of our databases, see the information in the next box.
If you are unable to add an item's record using the previous two steps, you can manually enter the information. This is a good option for primary sources or sources you can only find a print copy of.
You can import records from third party databases or websites into Zotero. You will just need to download the record and then use File > Import in Zotero and select the file you would like to import.
For more information on how to use specific databases and resource listed below click on the resource for instruction how to use it to add items to Zotero.
The Zotero Connector in your browser toolbar quickly adds whatever item is in the browser to your Zotero library. The Connector changes to reflect the type of source open in the browser. The folder symbol shows up when the webpage contains multiple items. Clicking this allows you to select and save multiple items at once.
Safari 13 browser no longer supports the Zotero Connector.