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Zotero: Collect

Adding Items by Identifier

Have the book in front of you and want to add it to your Zotero library without having to search for a citation?

Add by Identifier

If you have a book's ISBN, an online article's DOI or PMID number, just click the magic wand button: "Add item by identifier." Type in the book or article's number, and Zotero will automatically download its information and save it to your library.

Archiving Websites

To archive a web page, click the “Create New Item from Current Page” icon ( “Create New Item from Current Page” icon for webpages). This will create a web page item in your library with basic information from the page.

If “Automatically take snapshots when creating items from web pages” is enabled in the General pane of the Zotero preferences, a copy of the web page will be added as a child item. To see the page as it was on the day you captured it, double-click the snapshot icon, as shown below.

item with snapshot

Adding to Your Library

Once Zotero is installed, use these handy icons in your browser's address bar to add items to your Zotero library.

Single Book:

single book


Muliple citations:

multiple citations


Even newspaper articles:



And photos:



Complete instructions on adding items to your library are availabe from Zotero.

Getting Stuff Into Zotero