Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017 Views: 7
You can search for a PDF online with the click of a button and then add that PDF to a citation from within Zotero Standalone. However, Zotero does not perform this function automatically.
To search for a PDF online, select a citation and then click on the green arrow pointing right (upper, right corner next to the search bar). Select from View Online, Library Lookup, CrossRef Lookup, or Google Scholar Search.
The choices breakdown as follows:
- View Online – Opens a citation link (usually a publisher’s web page) where you may find a full text PDF for download
- Library Lookup – Opens a Caltech Library web page offering users the option to request a PDF from DocuServe if it is unavailable online (DocuServe is Caltech’s interlibrary loan and document delivery service https://www.library.caltech.edu/services/docuserve-interlibrary-loan-and-document-delivery)
- CrossRef Lookup – Opens a DOI-related link (usually a publisher’s web page) where you may find a full text PDF for download
- Google Scholar Search – Opens and searches Google Scholar where you may find a full text PDF for download
Part or all of this answer is adapted from Zotero wiki content distributed under various Creative Commons licenses found at https://www.zotero.org/support/licensing. Additional content may have been adapted from the Zotero LibGuide by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.