Contents

Getting Started with Zotero

Introduction

Why Use Zotero?

  • Be Organized: Keep all of your research and citations in one place
  • Save time: Format fewer citations by hand
  • Collaborate: Work with anyone in the world, anytime
  • It’s Free: No cost even after you

Zotero Installation

1
yay -S zotero

Launch Zotero :zotero-sync:

Create a Zotero Account

If you haven’t already created a Zotero account, please take a few moments to register now <strong>Here</strong> . It’s a free way to sync and access your library from anywhere, and it lets you join groups and back up all your attached files.

Set up Zotero syncing

You can now set up Zotero syncing to sync your data across multiple computers, access your library online, or collaborate in group libraries. Follow these steps to get started.

  1. Open the Sync pane of the Zotero preferences

Goto “Edit” and click “Preferences”

  1. Enter your username and password

Enter your username and password into the Sync preferences and click “Set Up Syncing”. Zotero will now automatically sync your data as you make changes.

Zotero Connector

Go to this link .

Better Bibtex :better-bibtex:

Instaliion

Install by downloading the latest release and save the XPI file, just clicking it and then in Zotero:

  1. In the main menu go to Tools > Add-ons
  2. Select ‘Extensions’
  3. Click on the gear in the top-right corner and choose ‘Install Add-on From File…’
  4. Choose .xpi that you’ve just downloaded, click ‘Install’
  5. Restart Zotero

Settings

  1. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Better BibTex

citation key format

You can set key format gengeration the same format key with Google scholar

1
[auth:lower][year][veryshorttitle:lower]

Zotero: https://res.cloudinary.com/dkvj6mo4c/image/upload/v1631529034/zotero/citationKey%5F000%5Fgnoo2l.png

Google Scholar:

 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
@article{jordan2015machine,
  title={Machine learning: Trends, perspectives, and prospects},
  author={Jordan, Michael I and Mitchell, Tom M},
  journal={Science},
  volume={349},
  number={6245},
  pages={255--260},
  year={2015},
  publisher={American Association for the Advancement of Science}
}

Export

  1. In the main menu go to File > Export Library
  2. Format you can choose Better BibTex.

Inportance Note: Don’t forget choose keep updated https://res.cloudinary.com/dkvj6mo4c/image/upload/v1631527429/zotero/export%5Filg1il.png

  1. Choose folder
  1. There is a example:

     1
     2
     3
     4
     5
     6
     7
     8
     9
    10
    11
    
       [yanboyang713@Boyang-PC ~]$ head reference.bib
    
       @misc{ActionCommandsBasler,
         title = {Action {{Commands}} | {{Basler}}},
         howpublished = {https://docs.baslerweb.com/action-commands\#action-group-mask},
         file = {/home/yanboyang713/Zotero/storage/NKXFFZRJ/action-commands.html}
       }
    
       @misc{ActionCommandsBaslera,
         title = {Action {{Commands}} | {{Basler}}},
         howpublished = {https://docs.baslerweb.com/action-commands},
    

Zotfile

Install by downloading the latest release and save the XPI file, just clicking it – and then in Zotero:

  1. In the main menu go to Tools > Add-ons
  2. Select ‘Extensions’
  3. Click on the gear in the top-right corner and choose ‘Install Add-on From File…’
  4. Choose .xpi that you’ve just downloaded, click ‘Install’
  5. Restart Zotero

Settings

  1. In the main menu go to Tools -> ZotFile Preferences

Location of Files

  1. Set Custom Location. For example: /home/yanboyang713/papers
  2. Use subfolder defined by /%a, mean author name.

Renaming Rules

  1. Set Format for all Item Types except Patents: {%b}

This will rename file same with your Citation Key.

  1. Set Maximum number of authors choose 1
  2. Uncheck Add suffix when authors are omitted

Scite

Install by downloading the latest release and save the XPI file, just clicking it – and then in Zotero:

  1. In the main menu go to Tools > Add-ons
  2. Select ‘Extensions’
  3. Click on the gear in the top-right corner and choose ‘Install Add-on From File…’
  4. Choose .xpi that you’ve just downloaded, click ‘Install’
  5. Restart Zotero

Reference List

  1. http://zotfile.com/
  2. https://github.com/scitedotai/scite-zotero-plugin
  3. https://retorque.re/zotero-better-bibtex/