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Zotero: More help

This guide will help you use the free online citation and research management tool Zotero to organize citations from Library catalogs and databases.

Getting Additional Help

More complete documentation, along with instructional videos, is available at Zotero's web site. The Library sometimes offers workshops on Zotero and other citation management tools. We will do so "on demand" if a minimum of 5 students will be in attendance. You can also email questions to Jennifer Dorner at Doe Library or David Eifler at the Environmental Design Library.

Adding UC-eLinks to Zotero

In the Preferences window, under the "Advanced" tab, add the URL for UC-eLinks as shown: Click on OK.

This will make searching for the full text easier.

Zotero preferences screen

When you want to retrieve an item not already stored in your collection, click on the green arrow above the Item Details window and select "Library Lookup" which will look up the citation via UC-eLinks.

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Language Support

Switching languages

Zotero's interface language defaults to matching the operating system's language. You can change the language to one of the options provided in the drop-down menu under Edit > Preferences > Advanced > General

To keep Zotero's user interface in one language, but to use another language for the citations and bibliographies created by Zotero, select the citation language you would like to use from either:

  • The "Create Bibliography from Selected Item(s)" dialog
  • The word processor integration plugin's document preferences window
  • The Quick Copy section in the Export pane of the Zotero preferences

JURIS-M is an unofficial version of Zotero that allows you to store transliterations and translations of names, titles, and other fields, and create citations and bibliographies that show this inoformation.



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