Saving Newspaper Articles and Blog Posts to your Zotero Collection

Saving Newspaper Articles and Blog Posts to your Zotero Collection


Hey there Bruins! Here’s a quick research tip from your friends at the UCLA library. Today’s topic: saving websites, newspaper articles and social media posts. To get started, open up Zotero standalone
in one window and a browser of your choice in another. Next, visit any online news source or social media website. Next, once you have found an article you would like to save, look for Zotero’s newspaper icon in the menu bar. Depending on the browser you are using, it might show up in a slightly different place, but it should look something like this. Just click the icon to save the article to
your Zotero collection. Zotero automatically collects key information about the article but note that you can always edit and add to the information in your Zotero collection. In order to prevent losing your research progress,
make sure to click the sync button at the top right corner of the Zotero window. This saves your information to the cloud so that you can access it through Zotero.org or any computer. Next, we will do a quick example of saving a post from a blog. Go to a blog of your choice. Click on any blog post that you would like
to save to your Zotero collection. Once you have chosen a post, look for Zotero’s blog icon in your menu bar. Click on the icon to save the post and don’t forget to sync your Zotero collection to the cloud again. Once you have saved to your Zotero collection. you will have a handy, permanent snapshot of that post that quickly links you back to the original contact. Give it a try! Find a few articles using any news source
that you like, or even your favorite Twitter feed and add them to your Zotero collection. Looking for help with the next steps? Drop by one of our many library locations
to set up a consultation.

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