There are a few main ways to add references to your Zotero Library. Below this box are details explanations.
Note: You may add a PDF or other file after a reference is loaded (see below)
Once the Zotero Connector is added to your browser you should see a “Z” icon near the browser address bar (especially if on blank page/tab). This “Z” icon will change based on the web page you are visiting.
The Connector is one of the best features of Zotero because it is the communicator between the Zotero program (must be opened) and your browser. When you are visiting any web page, the connector detects the type of item (article, book, web page) you are viewing. The connector will change from the Z to a different icon to match the type of item you are viewing.
So to add content via the Zotero Connector
**If the icon is a folder, you can select one or multiple items from page and a new reference is created in the Zotero program for each.
You can quickly add items to your library if you already know the standard numbers, which are unique to each item.
In the Zotero program
Manually add an item to your Zotero library:
How to add a PDF (e.g. article) from your computer to a reference in Zotero