You may already have a large number of PDF files on your computer. You can bring these in to Zotero and retrieve data to create a bibliographic reference.
Task for learning: Drag and drop three PDF documents from your computer into Zotero. Correct any incomplete or inaccurate metadata (e.g. title, author, date of publication). Create manual reference entries for any document Zotero does not automatically identify.
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]