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Zotero (Workshop)

Links, examples and materials to accompany a Zotero workshop.


Screen capture illustrating steps 5-8 listed below the image


  1. Search an article database (see Databases A-Z).
  2. Select the article citations required.
  3. Export using RIS file format (this process will be different for each database).
  4. Open Zotero.
  5. Click File (from menu bar).
  6. Click Import
  7. Check A file (BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, etc.), this should be checked as default.
  8. Click Continue (button).
  9. Select the file you want to import.
  10. Click Open (button). (Note: New references will show up in the "Unfiled items" collection.)

Try it using the following example...

Example search for download

This is a ready-made Medline (Ovid) search that you can use to download results.

Publisher website (if available)

Try downloading the article information from this site using TOOLS > Export citation