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 Zotero uses the following databases for looking up item metadata: Library of Congress and [[http://​www.worldcat.org/​|WorldCat]] for ISBNs, [[http://​www.crossref.org/​|CrossRef]] for DOIs, and [[http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pubmed/​|NCBI PubMed]] for PubMed IDs. Zotero uses the following databases for looking up item metadata: Library of Congress and [[http://​www.worldcat.org/​|WorldCat]] for ISBNs, [[http://​www.crossref.org/​|CrossRef]] for DOIs, and [[http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pubmed/​|NCBI PubMed]] for PubMed IDs.
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 +===== Adding PDFs and Other Files =====
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 +To add a PDF or any other file from your computer, 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 attempt to [[retrieve_pdf_metadata|retrieve bibliographic metadata for PDFs]], though in some cases this may yield lower quality metadata than importing using the Save to Zotero button from your browser. If Zotero isn't able to retrieve high-quality metadata for a PDF, you can save the item another way — using Save to Zotero or Add Item by Identifier — and drag the PDF onto the new item (if a PDF wasn't already attached automatically).
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 +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…"​.
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 =====Saving Webpages===== =====Saving Webpages=====
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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 ===== 
-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. ​ 
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-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 ===== ===== Manually Adding Items =====
  
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