Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2017     Views: 49

There are two ways to add notes in Zotero. You can add standalone notes or you can 'child' notes that are assigned to a specific citation.

Standalone notes may come in handy if you want to remember a specific context associated with a collection. For example, you may add a standalone note to a collection you imported from a colleague.

'Child' notes are notes that you add to an individual citation. 'Child' notes can help you remember the context for adding the citation. For example, you may want to add a note that a citation was recommended to you by a professor.

Notes are synced along with item metadata, searchable, and support HTML formatting.
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