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Zotero detects what you're looking at and can save the citation information. Once the citation has been saved, click once to open the edit menu, double click to go to the article.
When you're looking at a book or article on a library catalog, database, or website, a book or page icon appears in the address bar of your browser. Click the icon and Zotero will automatically save the citation.
When you're on a search results page with many items, a folder icon appears. Click to get a list of all the items on the page, and check off the ones you want to save.
Explains single capture (book icon) and multiple capture (folder icon)
Collecting Sources: Other Web Sites
Zotero can't automatically capture citation info from some web pages, but you can still add them to your Zotero library.
Right-click in your browser and choose "Save to Zotero" from the menu. This will save a new "web page" item to your library. You can add information about the author, etc., if you wish.
Saving attaches a snapshot of the page to the citation. Snapshots are saved on your computer and include the page's text and images. If the page is removed or you're offline, you'll still be able to view your copy.
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.
Creating a Collection
Create collections to organize your references. Collections are like file folders on your computer, but a reference can be in more than one collection at a time.
Open your library.
Click the folder button with a green plus sign at the top left to create a new "collection."
Collections allow hierarchical organization of items into groups and subgroups. The same item can belong to multiple collections and subcollections in your library at the same time. Tags (often called “keywords” in other contexts) allow for detailed characterization of an item. Items can have as many tags as you like.
Zotero automatically saves PDFs along with citations when possible. Attachments take up space in your Zotero account. You get 300 MB free and can buy more space if needed.