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Zotero (Workshop)

Links, examples and materials to accompany a Zotero workshop.

Adding references from an article database


  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
  6. Click Import
  7. Check A file (BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, etc.)
  8. Click Continue
  9. Select the file you want to import.
  10. Click Open. (Note: New references will show up in the "Unfiled items" collection.)

Try it using the following examples...

OVID Databases (Medline, Embase, PsycInfo)

This is a ready-made search that you can use to download results.

  1. Select all the results
  2. Click Export
  3. Select the format = RIS
  4. Select the fields = complete reference
  5. Click Export
  6. Save and name the file to your computer

Publisher website (if available)