One of the most useful features of web-based bibliographic software is being able to quickly ‘capture’ the reference you’re looking at online in a couple of clicks by installing a connector or bookmarklet into your browser.
The Zotero Connector provides the ability to save references from most library catalogs and databases, and even some regular web pages, with one click. (Zotero has published a list of compatible sites.) If Zotero detects that you're looking at a book or article on a catalog, database, or a site like Amazon, LibraryThing or the New York Times, you'll see a different icon appear. The examples below show: the book icon, the journal article icon and the PDF file icon. Just click the icon and Zotero will automatically save the citation.
Please note: If you are not logged in the Zotero Web library, you must make sure that Zotero desktop is running otherwise the Connector will not have anywhere to save the reference to!
You can search for references by using the URL, ISBN or DOI. Click on the Identifier (magic wand) icon button and enter the identifier in the look up box. Zotero will find the reference for you and add it to your library.
You can add details of references manually:
At the top of the pane there are separate tabs:
Please note: you can add related items from within your Zotero desktop library, only. These items will be shown under the Related tab.