Q. How do I use Zotero with SciFinder and ACS style?

Answer

The MCPHS Library's basic guide to creating your Zotero account, downloading Zotero to your computer, and integrating it with MSWord is here:
https://mcphs.libguides.com/zotero

The ACS Style is not automatically included in the default Zotero package. Instructions on how to install new styles (like ACS) are found at https://www.zotero.org/support/styles . You will need to go to the Zotero Style Repository and download the "American Chemical Society" .csl file. This link will give you the correct file as the first one on the search results list:
https://www.zotero.org/styles?q=American%20Chemical%20Society

As far as getting citations from databases (or your old RefWorks, EndNote, or Mendeley libraries) into Zotero, most of what you need to know is here:
https://www.zotero.org/support/adding_items_to_zotero

Finally, the librarians at CalTech have put together the clearest instructions for getting references from SciFinder into Zotero. I've copied their instructions here:

Importing to Zotero from SciFinder
1) On the REFERENCE DETAIL page, select Export at the top right.
2) Under For: Citation Manager select Citation export format (*.ris).
3) Under Details: File Name * enter something you'll recognize.
4) Click Export.
5) You can choose to Open the file with Zotero (it will import). Otherwise, save the file, open Zotero, select File then Import, locate the RIS file and select it, and it will be added to your Zotero library.

And finally here's a link to the CalTech Zotero guide where the above instructions are found: https://libguides.caltech.edu/c.php?g=512701&p=3503128

  • Last Updated Aug 05, 2020
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  • Answered By Sarah McCord

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