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Answered By: Mel Ray Last Updated: Apr 14, 2022 Views: 7
You can import files that contain bibliographic information! These files end in .bib, .ris, or .rdf. Plus, if you have a .txt file that is formatted like a bibliographic file, you can import that, as well.
To import files into Zotero Standalone
- Go to file (top, left corner)
- Select import
- Zotero will ask ‘Where do you want to import from?’ There are two choices.
- A file (BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, etc.)
- Mendeley Reference Manager (online import)
- Choose ‘A file…’ and click ‘Next’
- Locate your file, select it, and click ‘Open’
- Zotero will then offer some options:
- The first is a checkbox to ‘Place imported collection and items into a new collection’
- If you want to keep track of the files you have imported, keep this box checked. Otherwise Zotero will add the items to ‘My Library’ without organizing them
- Next there is an option about ‘File Handling’
- Copy files to the Zotero storage folder
- Link to files in original location
- Choose ‘Copy files to the Zotero storage folder’ click ‘Next.’
- This is the best choice so that you don’t lose access to original files later.
- An ‘Import Complete’ window pops up when the items have been imported
- Click ‘Finish’ and you will see a folder under ‘My Library’ with the same name as your imported file