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getting_stuff_into_your_library [2018/06/12 10:47]
bwiernik [Importing from Other Tools]
getting_stuff_into_your_library [2018/07/17 08:14] (current)
bwiernik [Editing Items]
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 If you are importing a large of items from scholarly databases (e.g., if you are conducting a systematic review), databases such as Google Scholar, ProQuest, Web of Science, and others, may lock you out if you use the Zotero save button too frequently or with too many items at once. In such cases, it is better to export the items as a batch in one of the standardized formats listed [[#​importing_from_other_tools|above]] (e.g., BibTeX and RIS are common choices) and import this file into Zotero. Web of Science and ProQuest offer the ability to select multiple items from a search results list and export as a batch to various formats. In Google Scholar, you need to first save the items to your Google Scholar library (using the ☆ icon in the search results), then select and export them from the Google Scholar "My Library"​ page. If you are importing a large of items from scholarly databases (e.g., if you are conducting a systematic review), databases such as Google Scholar, ProQuest, Web of Science, and others, may lock you out if you use the Zotero save button too frequently or with too many items at once. In such cases, it is better to export the items as a batch in one of the standardized formats listed [[#​importing_from_other_tools|above]] (e.g., BibTeX and RIS are common choices) and import this file into Zotero. Web of Science and ProQuest offer the ability to select multiple items from a search results list and export as a batch to various formats. In Google Scholar, you need to first save the items to your Google Scholar library (using the ☆ icon in the search results), then select and export them from the Google Scholar "My Library"​ page.
  
-===== Adding PDFs and other Files ===== +===== Adding PDFs and Other Files ===== 
-To include a PDF or any other file from your computer in Zotero, simply drag it to Zotero — you can drag to an existing item to attach the file or drag between items to store as an independent item. +To include a PDF or any other file from your computer in Zotero, simply drag it to Zotero — you can drag to an existing item to attach the file or drag between items to store as an independent item. Zotero will automatically [[retrieve_pdf_metadata|retrieve bibliographic metadata for the PDFs]]. Note that this method will often yield lower quality metadata than importing using the Save to Zotero button from your internet browser
  
 You can also add add files as attachments to existing Zotero items by right-clicking on the Zotero item and choosing "Add Attachment"​ or clicking the paperclip icon in the Zotero toolbar. You can also add independent file items by clicking the green plus sign ({{:​add.png?​nolink&​|}}) in the Zotero toolbar and choosing "Store Copy of File…"​ or "Link to File…"​. You can also add add files as attachments to existing Zotero items by right-clicking on the Zotero item and choosing "Add Attachment"​ or clicking the paperclip icon in the Zotero toolbar. You can also add independent file items by clicking the green plus sign ({{:​add.png?​nolink&​|}}) in the Zotero toolbar and choosing "Store Copy of File…"​ or "Link to File…"​.
- +===== Manually Adding Items =====
-For PDFs that you have added as independent items, you can try to automatically download bibliographic data from the internet by right-clicking them and selecting [[retrieve_pdf_metadata|Retrieve Metadata for PDF]]. Note that this function will typically yield lower quality metadata than importing using a Web translator. +
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-===== Manually Adding ​and Editing ​Items ===== +
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-==== Adding Items by Hand ====+
  
 To manually add an item to your Zotero library, click the green "New Item" ({{:​add.png?​nolink&​|}}) button at the top of the center pane, and select the desired item type from the drop-down menu (the top level of the menu shows recently created item types; the complete list of item types, minus Web Page, can be found under "​More"​). An empty item of the selected item type will now appear in the center column. You can then manually enter the item's bibliographic information via the right-hand pane. To manually add an item to your Zotero library, click the green "New Item" ({{:​add.png?​nolink&​|}}) button at the top of the center pane, and select the desired item type from the drop-down menu (the top level of the menu shows recently created item types; the complete list of item types, minus Web Page, can be found under "​More"​). An empty item of the selected item type will now appear in the center column. You can then manually enter the item's bibliographic information via the right-hand pane.
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 === Extra === === Extra ===
  
-The Extra field can be used for storing custom item metadata or data that doesn'​t have a dedicated field in Zotero. If you need to cite an item using a field not supplied by Zotero, you can also store such data in Extra. ​To cite these fields, place the data at the top of the Extra labeled with its [[http://docs.citationstyles.org/en/​stable/​specification.html#appendix-iv-variables|CSL (Citation Style Language) variable name]]. For example, to add a DOI to a Book Section item, add this to the top of Extra:+The Extra field can be used for storing custom item metadata or data that doesn'​t have a dedicated field in Zotero. If you need to cite an item using a field not supplied by Zotero, you can also store such data in Extra. ​See [[/support/kb/item_types_and_fields#citing_fields_from_extra|Citing Fields from Extra]] for more details on how to cite these fields. For example, to add a DOI to a Book Section item, add this to the top of Extra:
 ''​DOI:​ 10.1234/​567890''​ ''​DOI:​ 10.1234/​567890''​
  
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