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adding_items_to_zotero [2019/08/13 21:54]
dstillman migrated from getting_stuff_into_your_library
adding_items_to_zotero [2019/08/13 22:03] (current)
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-Clicking the save button will create an item in Zotero with the information that Zotero has identified.+Clicking the save button will create an item in Zotero with the information that Zotero has identified. On many sites, Zotero will also save any PDF accessible from the page or an open-access PDF that can be found for the saved item.
  
 ==== Generic Webpages ==== ==== Generic Webpages ====
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 Some webpages don't provide any information that Zotero can recognize. On these pages, the save button will show a gray webpage icon. If you click the save button on these pages, Zotero will import the page as a "Web Page" item with a title, URL, and access date. See [[#​saving_webpages|Saving Webpages]] below. Some webpages don't provide any information that Zotero can recognize. On these pages, the save button will show a gray webpage icon. If you click the save button on these pages, Zotero will import the page as a "Web Page" item with a title, URL, and access date. See [[#​saving_webpages|Saving Webpages]] below.
  
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 ==== PDFs ==== ==== PDFs ====
-If you are viewing a PDF file in your browser, the save button will show a PDF icon. Clicking this button will import the PDF file alone into your library and then automatically attempt to retrieve information about it it. While this will often produce good results, it is usually better to use the Zotero Connector ​save button ​when visiting ​the publication'​s catalog entry or abstract page.+ 
 +If you are viewing a PDF file in your browser, the save button will show a PDF icon. Clicking this button will import the PDF file alone into your library and then automatically attempt to retrieve information about it. While this will often produce good results, it is usually better to use the save button ​described above from the publication'​s ​abstract page or catalog entry.
  
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 ==== Multiple Results ==== ==== Multiple Results ====
-On some web pages that contain information about multiple items (e.g., a list of Google Scholar search results), the save button will show a folder icon. Clicking this folder icon will open a window where you can select the items that you want to save to Zotero: ​+ 
 +On some webpages ​that contain information about multiple items (e.g., a list of Google Scholar search results), the save button will show a folder icon. Clicking this folder icon will open a window where you can select the items that you want to save to Zotero: ​
  
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 ==== Saving to a Specific Collection or Library==== ==== Saving to a Specific Collection or Library====
  
-After you click the save button, a dialog ​will appear indicating which Zotero collection the saved item will go into. If you want to save the item to a different collection or library, you can change the selection there, as well as enter tags to assign to the new item.+After you click the save button, a popup will appear indicating which Zotero collection the item is being saved to. If you want to save the item to a different collection or library, you can change the selection there, as well as enter tags to assign to the new item.
  
 ==== Data Quality and Choosing a Translator ==== ==== Data Quality and Choosing a Translator ====
  
-The quality of the data Zotero imports is determined by the information supplied on the webpage. Some websites provide very high quality data using a standard way to provide Zotero with data (via embedded metadata). Other websites provide only limited metadata (e.g., only the title of a blog post) or no metadata at all. For many sites, Zotero has website-specific "​translators"​ to obtain the best quality metadata. Zotero recognizes almost all library catalogs, most news sites, research databases and scientific publishers. (For more information,​ see our [[translators|compatible websites list]].) By default, translator updates are automatically installed, independent of Zotero updates. Metadata for the same item may vary in quality across sites providing it. For example, importing an item from the publisher website will generally yield much better data than importing from Google Scholar.+The quality of the data Zotero imports is determined by the information supplied on the webpage. Some websites provide very high-quality data using a standard way to provide Zotero with data (via embedded metadata). Other websites provide only limited metadata (e.g., only the title of a blog post) or no metadata at all. For many sites, Zotero has website-specific "​translators"​ to obtain the best quality metadata. Zotero recognizes almost all library catalogs, most news sites, research databases and scientific publishers. (For more information,​ see our [[translators|compatible websites list]].) By default, translator updates are automatically installed, independent of Zotero updates. Metadata for the same item may vary in quality across sites providing it. For example, importing an item from the publisher website will generally yield much better data than importing from Google Scholar.
  
 Zotero will generally choose the best translator available for each site automatically. You can choose an alternative translator by right-clicking on the Zotero save button (click-and-hold in Safari) and choosing one of the supplied options. If a website isn't importing properly, please report it on the [[/​forum|Zotero Forums]] and provide the webpage URL. Zotero will generally choose the best translator available for each site automatically. You can choose an alternative translator by right-clicking on the Zotero save button (click-and-hold in Safari) and choosing one of the supplied options. If a website isn't importing properly, please report it on the [[/​forum|Zotero Forums]] and provide the webpage URL.
adding_items_to_zotero.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/13 22:03 by dstillman