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CFM 224 - Christian Spiritual Practices (Haase)

Zotero - Reference Management

Manage your citations, create bibliographies, and more using Zotero.

Zotero Workflow

Frequently Asked Questions When Using Zotero

...the citation downloaded but the full text that is available didn't.

  1. Download the full text to your desktop.
  2. Select the citation in Zotero.
  3. Select "Add Attachment (paper clip icon in shortcut bar) -> Attach Stored Copy of File

...I have a PDF file on my desktop and would like to put it in Zotero.

  1. "Drag and drop" the file into the center window of Zotero.
  2. The metadata (top-level entry created with title, author, etc. data entered) should be automatically created for the entry.

Note: You need this metadata to create a bibliography or "write and cite."‚Äč


...the title in my citation has every letter capitalized.

  1. Select the title in the center window.
  2. Mouse over the title in the right window
  3. Right click and select "Transpose Text -> Sentence Case"

...I have downloaded a few citations but they don't have full text.

  1. Make sure you have set the "resolver" in your preferences.
    1. Go to "Preferences -> Advanced"
    2. Enter https://sfx.carli.illinois.edu/sfxwhe in the "resolver:" text box.
  2. Select the item.
  3. Click the arrow to the right of the search box in the menu bar. 
  4. Select "Library Lookup."
    • The "Find it!" screen will appear showing the availability of full text and the ability to place an ILLiad request.

Note: Google Scholar is also an option in the dropdown. This can be used for citation searching [cited by link under a Google Scholar result record].


...still don't know what to do.