Perhaps one of the best features of the Zotero Desktop and iOS apps is the PDF read and annotate function! It is a new addition as of the version 6 release in March 2022, so be sure you've got the latest version! Learn more about the PDF reader here.
Within the PDF reader you can read documents and create annotations or notes.
In the above screenshot, we see the same three pane design as in the main Zotero library.
Within your Zotero library, there is a folder in the left pane that says "Duplicate Items." If Zotero has identified a duplicate based on title, DOI, or ISBN. This only works within the library that is selected, so the feature cannot be used across a personal and group library simultaneously.
You should always consolidate your duplicates to help avoid re-work.
Merge your duplicates instead of deleting one to allow you to retain the information within both records. Merged items will also be recognized as the same citation within your word processor add-ins. If the duplicated items metadata do not match completely, select the most complete record from the list to be the main record and add in other pieces of the record using the drop-downs to the right of each field. Then select the "Merge X items" at the top of the right pane and voila! You've done it!
Did you know that Dartmouth has access to Overleaf if you are interested in working in LaTeX? Did you also know that there is an Overleaf integration for Zotero so you can use our recommended reference manager while writing in LaTeX? Instructions linked below.