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A guide to using the citation management tool Zotero.

Adding PDFs

Add a PDF to your library by opening Zotero, then drag and drop the PDF into the collection you would like to add it to. If the PDF has been created with Optical Character Recognition, Zotero can retrieve the metadata for the PDF. Either right-click (PC) or control-click (Mac) and select Retrieve Metadata for PDF from the drop down menu.

Screenshot of Zotero interface with PDF file highlighted and "Retrieve metadata for PDF" selected.

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