[Jan 2022 - see below for information on issues with the Zotero Connector browser plug-in]
Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux; browser plug-in
How to Use Zotero with Literature Databases
1. Exporting from PubMed
2. Exporting from Ovid MEDLINE or Ovid journals
3. Exporting from CINAHL
4. Exporting from other databases or database collections
Using Zotero at UVA
1. While using Zotero off-Grounds, you may want to configure your settings to help you retrieve full text articles. Click on Edit, Preferences, then Proxies. Then select the option to “enable proxy redirection” and under Configured Proxies add the uva proxy: proxy01.its.virginia.edu/
Thank you to the UVA Main Library for their advice on the error message with the Zotero browser extension for Chrome.
We've found that starting last semester (Fall 2021), that many trying to add the Zotero browser extension for Chrome get this error message:
This is the result of changes in the Chrome Web Store settings which were implemented by Google for all "Google Workplace for Education" users (including everyone that has a UVA Gmail account).
Because UVA will begin transitioning student accounts from UVA Google to Office 365 in May 2022, and because there are several straightforward workarounds, UVA will not be addressing the issue caused by the changes by Google. Below we've outlined several of these workarounds.
Since this is an issue with the UVA Gmail account, the easiest solution is to simply log out of that account in order to add the connector to Chrome. Note that you can be logged in to another non-UVA Google account, or not logged in to an account at all when installing the Zotero Connector. Therefore, log out of the UVA Gmail account in Chrome, install the Connector, and then log back in.
Zotero Connector works with all major browsers, and only Chrome (and only while logged in using a UVA Gmail address) blocks the installation. Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Brave (and other Chromium-based browsers) are all options.
If for some reason you aren't able to log out to install the Connector, and you'd prefer to continue using Chrome while logged into the UVA Gmail account, there are still two other options (although they are more involved) -
This requires a bit of working around. Two options are outlined below.
This bookmark will allow you to add items to your Zotero Library in much the same way as the browser connector.
This works for articles and books in most library catalogs. The link above will walk you through the basics.