In order to get the most of Zotero, you will need:
NOTE: If you are running Zotero 5.0 or Zotero Standalone 4.0, the word processor plugins are bundled with Zotero and should install automatically for each installed word processing program when you first start Zotero.
Zotero gives each user 300MB of free file strage. Citations as such, take up little space. PDFs, videos, photos and other attachments take up quite a bit of space:
Tips for Space management:
Other options to think about:
If you are having problems with Zotero, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can import a single item in multiple ways:
The Zotero Connector's save button is a convenient and reliable way to add items with high-quality bibliographic metadata to your Zotero library. As you browse the web, the Zotero Connector will automatically find bibliographic information on webpages you visit and allow you to add them to Zotero with a single click.
If you are importing a large number of items from scholarly databases, it is better to export the items as a batch in one of the standardised formats (most commonly RIS or BibTex).
Collections are useful for filing items in meaningful groups (e.g. items for a particular project, from a specific source, on a specific topic, or for a particular course).
Tags (or keywords) allow for detailed characterisation of references. You can tag references/items based on their topics, methods, status, ratings, or even based on your own workflow (e.g. “to-read”).
Some databases provide keywords for their records, which are saved as Zotero tags. Automatic tags behave the same as manually added tags but are marked by a red icon in the “Tags” tab of the right-hand Zotero pane (versus the blue icon for regular tags).
By adding Volter's OpenURL to Zotero's Library Lookup, you can easily check if the University of Turku has access to the fulltext of the article you are looking for.
Go to Preferences in Zotero (Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced) and add the library's Volter database's OpenURL web address in the box: https://utuvolter.fi/openurl/358FIN_UTUR/358FIN_UTUR:VU1?
After that when you have a reference open on the right, you can click on the green arrow on top of it, choose Library lookup and you will most of the time move straight through Volter to open the fulltext of the article. If this does not work out, you can always try and look for the fulltext by searching for the journal's name in Volter.
In addition to item metadata, notes, and tags, Zotero can also be used for managing files.
There are two kinds of files, those attached to a reference and a standalone file. It is a good idea to always use an attached file, because standalone files lack in many Zotero’s features, including citing.
Clicking on the “Duplicate Items” collection in your library, or right-clicking the library in the left pane and selecting “Show Duplicates” will show the items Zotero thinks are duplicates in the center pane.
University of Turku's subscription to RefWorks is ending on December 31st, 2021.
Below are instructions on how to import your existing references out of RefWorks and into Zotero.
If you want to keep the folder system in the new reference management system, follow these instructions folder by folder. If you want to export the whole reference library without the folder system, export the references from the All References folder. Note: The PDF's you have saved to RefWorks will not be exported with the reference information to the new system!
If you want to keep the folder system in the new reference management system, follow these instructions folder by folder. If you want to export the whole reference library without the folder system, export the references from the All References folder. Note: You can only export 200 references at a time!