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Even More Sites Now Zotero Compatible

We have added support for an array of additional sites and databases. Zotero can now automatically capture bibliographic information from even more library catalogs, science databases, and news sites.

Check out how easy it is to capture bibliographic information from the sites below.

European Library Catalogs:
German Common Library Network
Norwegian Catalog BIBSYS

Science Journals and Databases:
BioMed Central
most of the American Geophysical Union’s Journals
the American Meteorological Society’s Online Journals

News Sites:
BBC News
LA Times
Education Week

We are diligently working to support other sites, catalogs, and databases. If there are other sites that Zotero does not currently support that you believe would be valuable to other Zotero users, you can suggest them in this thread, or you can pitch in and develop a site translator yourself.

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:


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.

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

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:

Blackwell Synergy
IEEE Xplore translator
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
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
Embedded RDF

Translators added via repository since Beta 2 Release 2

Translators updated via repository since Beta 2 Release 2

Google Books (site update)
NYTimes (TimesSelect content)
PubMed (page numbers now supported)
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.

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