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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Zotero: Zotero with library resources

Exporting References from Databases to Zotero

The library subscribes to several databases that support automatic citation exports to Zotero even though an obvious, direct link to export to Zotero may not be listed. RIS (the same format that is compatible with EndNote), BibTeX, and other select formats are compatible with Zotero and these options are available in most databases. If you are using a specific database and cannot locate how to directly export references to Zotero, please Ask Us!

Using Huskyfetch with Zotero

 Configuring Zotero to work with HuskyFetch will allow Zotero to connect to library resources and find a full text copy or will provide a link to request the resource using interlibrary loan.

To add HuskyFetch to your Zotero library:

1) Access Zotero's preferences
2) Click on the advanced button
3) In the OpenURL resolver add the following link:
4) Click ok

Now when you highlight an item in your Zotero library and click on Zotero's locate button  you will be sent to the library's HuskyFetch Services menu. From there, you will have the option to access the item's full text if available or request it using interlibrary loan.

Library Catalog and Zotero

Books and resources in the library catalog can be easily added to Zotero. To add an item, simply click on the Zotero book or resource icon in the web address bar of your catalog search result page. The reference is automatically saved to your Zotero library.

Exporting References from Google Scholar

Start by changing your Google Scholar settings:

  • Click on Settings > Search results
  • Under Bibliography Manager, select "Show links to import citations into" and choose BibTeX from the dropdown menu
  • Click save
  • The next time that you search for articles in Google Scholar, you will see "Import into BibTeX" as an option

Exporting References from Web of Science

Start by searching for your topic in Web of Science.

  • Select the citations you want to add to Zotero
  • Click on the  'Save to Other File For..' dropdown menu and select Save to Other File Formats
  • Choose your desired Record Content and BibTeX from the File Format dropdown menu and click Send
  • When the dialog box opens, save the BibTeX file to your desktop (or choose another location)
  • Open Zotero and select File>Import and choose the BibTeX file
  • Your references will now appear in your Zotero library