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Importing Citations

References that were exported from databases or other reference managers can be easily imported into Zotero. If exporting from another reference manager, make sure to first export your references by folder. This will allow you to preserve your original organizational structure.

If exporting from another reference manager be sure to use one of the following:

  • Zotero RDF
  • MODS
  • BibTeX
  • RIS
  • Refer/BibIX
  • Unqualified Dublin Core RDF

To import citations saved in one of the above formats:

  • In Zotero, click File > Import
  • Browse to find your file.

Zotero will create a new collection containing your imported citations.

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2024 9:50 PM