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Introduction to Zotero Interface

Page history last edited by Xuemei Li 11 years ago

Zotero Interface


The Zotero window has three columns, which orgainize contents from most general to most specific.

  • Within the left pane, you can create and organize your folders (collections or libraries)



  • Within the middle pane, there are items you collected.



  • Within the right pane, there are contents of the item you selected in the middle pane.





On top of the left pane, there are icons:

  • adds New Collection
  • toggles between Show/Hide Tag selector
  • is the Actions icon which allows to import/export collections, view preferences etc.


On top of the middle pane, there are icons:

  • adds New Item
  • creates New Item from the Current Page
  • saves Link to Current Page
  • takes Snapshot of Current Page
  • inserts New Standalone Note
  • provides Advanced Search
  • The search box provides search facilities


On top of the right pane, there are icons:

  • closes Zotero.
  • toggles between full screen and half screen modes


Full Screen:



Half Screen,






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