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How to Use Zotero

Free software that automates the gathering of citations/PDFs, allows you to organize them, store them, take notes on your PDFs.


To remove duplicate records--also called deduping--open your Zotero 6.0 desktop software.

  • Click on the icon on the left named "Duplicate Items". This will display a listing of items Zotero believes to be duplicates.
  • Select which version you would prefer to keep;  differences will be displayed beneath the listing of the different versions.
  • Once you've decided on a final version, click on the "Merge Items" button and Zotero will remove the duplicate references.