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Seven More Sites Now Zotero Compatible

We are excited to announce that we’ve added support for seven widely used sites. Users can now automatically capture references from the following sites:

NASA ADS

Engineering Village

ERIC: Education Resource Information Center

SPIE Digital Library

IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research

National Bureau of Economic Research: Working Papers

International Herald Tribune

Our developer team is working diligently to add additional site translators. If there are any sites we don’t currently support that you think would be useful to the Zotero community, please mention them in this thread.

Zotero: Too Good To Be Legal?

We are excited to announce a set of seven new translators of particular interest to those who study law. Zotero users can now automatically capture Supreme Court decisions, patents, and laws and regulations. We would like to thank Bill McKinney who developed these translators for our community. Zotero has already been recognized as a great tool for lawyers and legal scholars, and these seven new translators make that all the more apparent. Give some of the new translators a try. See the full list of translators below along with examples of items you could capture.

Law Reviews
HeinOnline (Subscription Required)
e.g. 2 Marq. Sports L. J. 175 (1991-1992)Drugs vs. Privacy: The New Game in Sports; Palmer, Charles A.

Laws/Statutes/Regulations
U.S. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
e.g. Title 24: Housing and Urban Development.

Legal Information Institutes
Australasian and New Zealand Legal Information Institute
e.g. The Queen v Shen (NZLII).

British and Irish Legal Information Institute
e.g. Novartis Ag v IVAX Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.

Canadian Legal Information Institute
e.g. Hsuen v. Ontario Municipal Board Churchill-Basswood Developments Inc..

Cornell’s Legal Information Institute
e.g. John Bruce Hubbard, Petitioner v. United States

USPTO
e.g. United States Patent: 7150217 – Protective body armor.

Translator roundup

The Beta 3 release of Zotero includes many new or improved site translators for popular web-based scholarly resources, ranging from relatively small collections of individual journals, such as Nature, to large-scale database aggregators, such as Ovid. With the modified Aleph and Sirsi translators, Zotero should now be fully compatible with a host of additional university library OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogs). We’ve also updated our Ovid translator, giving users enhanced access to some of the most influential databases, full-text journals, and academic content in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

As part of our commitment to internationalization, Zotero users can now automatically capture metadata from Amazon sites around the world.

Other translator highlights:
ISI Web of Science: indexes thousands of scholarly journals in all areas of research, including the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

IEEE: indexes and in many cases provides full-text access to electrical engineering and computer science literature.

Factiva: indexes news- and business-related sources, including newspapers, newswires, magazines, and radio and television transcripts.

New translators in Beta 3:

ScienceDirect
Ovid
Blackwell Synergy
SpringerLink
Nature
IEEE Xplore translator
Factiva
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
ACM
Web of Science (but not Web of Knowledge CrossSearch)
HighWire (Oxford Journals, Science, etc.)
AMS MathSciNet
ACS Publications

Updated translators in Beta 3

Amazon (now supports international sites and retrieves data from Amazon’s API)
Google Scholar
SIRSI
RIS
InnoPAC
JSTOR
InfoTrac
Embedded RDF

Translators added via repository since Beta 2 Release 2

arXiv.org
CrossRef
CiteBase

Translators updated via repository since Beta 2 Release 2

Google Books (site update)
Aleph
NYTimes (TimesSelect content)
PubMed (page numbers now supported)
COinS
ABC-Clio Serials Web

You can find a list of other compatible databases, library catalogs, and online resources here. Please be aware, however, that this is an incomplete inventory. Because we are constantly adding and refining translators, we encourage users to test sites for compliance rather than relying exclusively on our documentation. If there are additional site translators you would like to see, let us know on the Zotero forums.

New translator for Google Book Search

We have modified our translator for Google Books, which received a major update last week. Zotero users can now automatically grab metadata from the site while enjoying Google Books’ new browsing interface. You can read full-view books in two-page mode, for example, while taking notes in Zotero.

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Interested in knowing what other databases, library catalogs, and online resources are compatible with Zotero? Visit our list of supported sites. If there are additional site translators you would like to see, please let us know.