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Zotero: Scopus

How to collect, organize, and cite articles, and create formatted bibliographies with the free tool, Zotero.


Currently, the web translator for Scopus is not working. You probably will not see a file or folder icon in the browser location bar, and if you do it might now work properly.

Use the Export-Import method described in the box to the right to save citations from Scopus to Zotero.

Scopus + Zotero Tips

To add the article PDF to the Zotero record:

Click on the article title in your Scopus library. Then use the Full Text @ UAB Libraries button or the publisher button and download the PDF if available. Drag it to the Zotero record.

Alternatively, select the article, click on the green arrow, and choose Library Lookup. 

Download the PDF, if available, and drag it to the Zotero record.

Adding Citations from Scopus


1. Run your search in Scopus. Notice that there is no folder icon in the address bar in your browser. Follow the directions below to add the items to your Zotero library.


2. Select the items from the Scopus result list that you want to put in your Zotero library.

Note: You can move citations to Scopus's My List and then export them. My List allows you to combine citations from several different searches and export them as one batch.

Click on Export.


3.Choose RIS format.  Save the file to your desktop or downloads folder.

4. Open your Zotero library. Click on the Gear icon and choose Import. Navigate to the file you saved and click on it.

5.  The items will be added to your Zotero library in a collection with the same name as the file you imported.

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