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Books and Articles

  • The easiest way to save citations is directly from most library catalogs and databases as well as from WorldCat and Google Scholar. [Unfortunately, books cannot be saved directly from ThomCat; however, they can be saved from OneSearch and the PASCAL catalog]
  • Select the book or page icon that appears in the Firefox toolbar and Zotero will save the citation information.  It's as easy as that!

Saving Multiple Citations from a List of Results

  • You can also save multiple references from a list of results in a library catalog or a database.
  • Select the folder icon and then choose the references that you would like to save to your Zotero library.

Adding Items Manually

  • Items can also be added to your Zotero library manually.
  • Just click on the green circle and choose the type of item you'd like to add.

  • Then, enter the citation information in the appropriate fields.

Adding Items by ISBN, DOI, or PMID

  • You can also add items by their ISBN, DOI, or PMID number.
  • Click the "magic wand" button and enter the number.

Watch This Short Video on Saving Citations


  • This icon changes depending on the reference type [book, article, list of references, webpage].  Here, it appears as an article page.