Zotero: A Beginner's Guide

Export from one manager to Zotero

You may export a library from EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley and import the library to Zotero. You export the citations, not the PDFs. You have to add those afterward to each record.

Export library

  1. In you current manager find the export option, usually under File or Edit menus. For EndNote Online it is under Format.
  2. You can Export an individual folder or entire library (select one)
  3. Save the Export file as RIS or RefMan RIS
  4. Export and save file on your computer (example - library.ris)

Import to Zotero

  1. In Zotero, My Library or a specific subfolder (left side) to import citations
  2. In Zotero, select the File menu and choose Import...
  3. In popup-window locate and select the export file (example - library.ris)
  4. Select Open
  5. Citations should all import.
  6. Add article PDFs for each citation