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Zotero: A Beginner's Guide

Find it at PUL

The Zotero Locate menu allows you to view attachments or look up a citation. You can set the "Library Lookup" option to search in Queen's University Library using the same linking as in the "Get it at Queen's" [Get It @ Queen's].

  • Click on the gear icon menu and select Preferences.
  • Click on Advanced.
  • Under OpenURL, click "Search for Resolvers"
  • If you are on Queen's Network, Zotero should detect 2 resolvers. Select the one titled Queen's University Library.
  • OR .. Enter it manually as OpenURL: 



Automatically attach PDFs - When PDFs are linked to a citation online, Zotero can automatically grab the pdf when it grabs the citation.

  • Click on the gear icon and select preferences.
  • Under General, be sure that "Automatically attach associated PDFs..." is selected.

Indexing PDF Attachments - Zotero can be used to search the full text of PDFs.

  • Click on the gear icon and select preferences.
  • Under Search, click on the long "Check for Installer" button.