You've probably seen the "Find Full Text" button in some article databases that allows you to locate the full text of an article online. Zotero allows you to use the same feature.
To enable Zotero to access the "Find Full Text" server, click the gear button on the Zotero toolbar and choose Preferences. Select the Advanced tab. Near the bottom, paste this URL into the "OpenURL" box:
Then select OK. Once you've set this up, you can click the Library Lookup button on any citation you're viewing to search for the item online.
Mendeley Desktop/Mendeley Reference Manager supports importing your documents directly from Zotero.
To import your Mendeley library, follow these steps:
You'll be asked to log in to Mendeley to allow Zotero to perform the import. Your Mendeley password is never seen or stored.
More information and troubleshooting steps are available at: https://www.zotero.org/support/kb/mendeley_import
It's easy to add PDFs to your Zotero library and automatically import their citation info.
First, enable PDF indexing on the Search tab of Zotero's preferences. Zotero will download and install a small plugin.
Next, just drag your PDF files into the Zotero pane.
Right-click the PDFs and choose "Retrieve Metadata for PDFs." Zotero will retrieve their citation data from Google Scholar and turn them into citeable items with PDF attachments.
If Zotero can't find a match on Google Scholar, don't worry -- you can still save the citation from another catalog or article database, then drag the PDF onto the citation to make it an attachment.
Have the book in front of you and want to add it to your Zotero library without having to search for a citation?
If you have a book's ISBN, an online article's DOI or PMID number, just click the magic wand button: "Add item by identifier." Type in the book or article's number, and Zotero will automatically download its information and save it to your library.