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Zotero Support: Adding citations manually

Creating a Zotero Collection in your Zotero Library

Once you've downloaded and opened Zotero, you will notice My Library in the upper left.  As you add citations to Zotero, they will all save to My Library.  

screenshot of Zotero library with My Library highlighted

However, if you would like to further organize by project, course, or theme, you can add new collections.

screenshot of Zotero library with New Collection named Avante-garde being created

Citations with then be added to both your selected collection and to My Library

screenshot of Zotero library with new Avante-garde folder indicated

Adding citations manually

  1. Select the add citation button in the toolbar of your Zotero library
    screenshot of Zotero library with Add Citation button highlighted
     
  2. Select what type of bibliographic citation you want to enter in your Zotero library, i.e. Book, Book Section, Journal Article etc . . .
    screenshot of Zotero library with Add Citation dropdown menu showing
     
  3. Begin entering bibliographic information in the right frame of your Zotero library
    screenshot of Zotero library with new item information being entered