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Zotero: Saving Book

This libguide contains information on using the citation software, Zotero

How to save book citations

The easiest way to save a book citation is by finding the book at Then click on the book iconbook icon to add the citation to your Zotero library.


Screen captures how to add book citations from QuickSearch (Primo) to Zotero

If you find a book in QuickSearch ( of Rutgers Libraries, you can add the citation of the book to your Zotero library.  However, since QuickSearch does not support Zotero translator, a few extra clicks may be needed. First, click "Export RIS".  Then click the "Download" button.  You will save the file called Primo_RIS_Export.irs to your computer.  Then, double click on this filename and open the file.  You will be prompted to add (or import) the citation to your Zotero library.


using Zotero for Primo

While a few extra clicks will take you to saving this record, it will be easier to perform the search in Amazon,and then save the citation directly into your Zotero Library.






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Mathematical Sciences and Physics Library

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