Quick Guide (see the center column for details):
For many academic databases and publisher websites, the program senses when a list of books or articles is displayed, indicating an icon in the address bar. You can download the citation information in your Zotero database by clicking the yellow folder or book icon. On your Zotero Desktop or Zotero Library on the web, ensure that the designated folder/collection is selected before you start the downloading process.
For additional instructions, go to: http://www.zotero.org/support/getting_stuff_into_your_library.
There are two ways to ensure that you have access to full-text materials from your Zotero records on the Zotero desktop client. One way is to set up the University of Manitoba Libraries OpenURL in Zotero Desktop client configuration. With this configuration, you will be able to quickly check a record for each source in your Zotero Desktop using the UML Search Engine platform. The other way is to install Lean Access Browser Extension. If your starting point is the UM Libraries system, you might find configuring OpenURL in Zotero Desktop useful. How to configure the OpenURL is as follows:
For Windows, click Edit pull-down menu, and select Preferences. (For Mac, Zotero pull-down menu, select Preferences.) This will open up Zotero Preference window [Diagram I]. Go to the Advanced section and enter "https://search.lib.umanitoba.ca/openurl/01UMB_INST/UMB?" in the box after Resolver as resolver version 1.0. By setting up the University of Manitoba Libraries OpenURL resolver address, you can right click a Zotero record from the middle Zotero pane and select "Library Lookup" option. It will open up the University of Manitoba Libraries Search Engine record. [See Diagram II]
[Diagram I] (Note: The address shown in the graphic is an old address; please note where you will need to paste the above current OpenURL address.)
When looking at items in your Zotero collection, click on the green "Locate" arrow, which you will see above the third column; then select "Library Lookup" to open it up in the Libraries' Searching Engine.
ZotFile - Zotfile is a Zotero plugin to manage your attachments: automatically rename, move, and attach PDFs (or other files) to Zotero items, sync PDFs from your Zotero library to your (mobile) PDF reader (e.g. an iPad, Android tablet, etc.) and extract annotations from PDF files.
Night theme for Zotero UI & PDF
scite - Plugin to see which references in a library have received a supporting or disputing citation.
Access your research anytime, anywhere
The Lean Library browser extension makes it simple to access academic articles, journals and databases licensed by the UofM Libraries, wherever you are and whenever you need it.
Install the browser extension once and enjoy a simpler, faster way to get access. Click here to find out more or download the extension directly.