Citation Management with Zotero

Attach a file to an item in your library

Attach a PDF or other file to an item in your library:

  1. Right click on the item in the center panel
  2. Click on Add Attachment >Attach Stored Copy of File
  3. Navigate to the file
  4. Click Open

Zotero add attachment

Add notes to items

  1. Select item in your library that you want to add a note to
  2. In the right-hand pane, click Notes > Add 
  3. Type in the text editor that opens in the right pane, or edit in a separate window.
  4. Your note will automatically be added to the item.

Zotero add notes


Zotero add notes under


Copy/paste text from a website:Zotero save website text

  1. Select the text you want to copy
  2. Right click
  3. Select "Save to Zotero"



See all of your notes in a Collection:

  1. Put your cursor in the center pane
  2. Press the Shift and (+) keys 
  3. That will expand all items and display all attachments

Manage your attachments using the ZotFile plugin

Helps you to manage PDFs and other files.  Use it to attach new files to Zotero items, sync PDFs with your tablet PDF reader, extract annotations from PDF files, and more.