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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