Zotero Bookmarklet

If you’re using a mobile device or a desktop browser without a Zotero Connector, you can use the Zotero Bookmarklet to save items to your Zotero library. We recommend using the Zotero Connnector when possible for the best experience.

On mobile devices and in Safari and IE on the desktop, the bookmarklet will save to your online Zotero library. In Microsoft Edge, the bookmarklet can save to the local Zotero program on your computer and will allow you to choose a target collection and add tags to items, just as you can with the Zotero Connector.

The process for installing and using the bookmarklet varies depending on the browser you are using.

  • Desktop (Edge, IE, Opera)
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Chrome for Android
  • Firefox for Android
  • Android Browser
  • Opera Mobile/Mini

To install, click and drag the button to your browser’s bookmarks toolbar.

Save to Zotero
  1. Bookmark this page
  2. Edit the bookmark you just created
  3. Change the title to something appropriate such as “Save to Zotero”
  4. Copy the code in the textbox below and paste it as the URL for the bookmark
  1. Bookmark this page
  2. Edit the bookmark you just created
  3. Change the title to something appropriate such as “Save to Zotero”
  4. Copy the code in the textbox below and paste it as the URL for the bookmark
  5. To use the bookmarklet on a page, tap into the address bar for the page you want to grab and start typing the name you have saved the bookmarklet as. Tap the bookmarklet entry when it appears in the auto-suggest.
  1. Bookmark this page
  2. Edit the bookmark you just created
  3. Change the title to something appropriate such as “Save to Zotero”
  4. Copy the code in the textbox below and paste it as the URL for the bookmark
  5. To use the bookmarklet on a page, tap into the address bar for the page you want to grab and start typing the name you have saved the bookmarklet as. Tap the bookmarklet entry when it appears in the auto-suggest.
  1. Long tap “Save to Zotero” button
  2. Save link as bookmark
  3. To save a page: tap the address bar, select bookmarks tab, select Zotero bookmarklet
Save to Zotero
  1. Bookmark this page
  2. Edit the bookmark you just created
  3. Change the title to something appropriate such as “Save to Zotero”
  4. Copy the code in the textbox below and paste it as the URL for the bookmark