You can use Zotero to highlight and annotate attached full-text PDFs and extract highlighted text and annotations to notes with automatic citations. Notes can then be added in Word, OpenOffice, or Google Docs. All PDF annotations are automatically saved in Zotero.
Opening a PDF in Zotero
Highlighting text in a PDF
Adding a note to a PDF
Capturing an image or table
Editing a highlight, note, or capture
Extracting highlighted text, notes, or captures to a note
Task for learning: Open a full-text PDF in Zotero. Add at least one highlight then use Add Note from Annotation to create a note that contains the highlighted text.
If you have questions, or if you run into problems that the course does not address, e-mail the University of Ottawa Library at bibliolibrary@uOttawa.ca.
This online course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Unless otherwise stated, it is attributed to Mish Boutet, and is based on handouts by Patrick Labelle (also under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
[How to Use Zotero online course updated: November 8, 2022]