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Integrating Zotero with Wikipedia[edit]

How do I use Zotero with Wikipedia, especially for citing references? Allen (talk) 23:31, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

This is not the ideal venue for this question, but you can right click on an item in zotero, go to export selected item, choose wikipedia citation template for the format, and save it to a text file. (Hopefully at some point they will change it so you can just copy it to the clipboard). Cheers a13ean (talk) 00:07, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
What do you mean, "this is not the ideal venue for this question"? This is the Zotero talk page, after all. After you follow the steps you mentioned, how do you use it as a cited reference in Wikipedia? Allen (talk) 01:59, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:COinS for more information on Zotero and other bibliographic software with Wikipedia.
"This is not the ideal venue for this question" probably means that this is the talk page for discussing the article on Zotero, not how bibliographic tools integrate with Wikipedia.--Aschmidt (talk) 13:02, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
As to your question: You can just drag and drop an item from Zotero to the editor window of your webbrowser. For use with Wikipedia you have to select the Wikipedia citation format first in Zotero settings in order to make this work. There is nothing more to be done. The citation should be pasted into your editor, then. You might like to correct some minor errors resulting from incomplete or corrupt data, though. Hope this helps.--Aschmidt (talk) 13:05, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Sorry I should have clarified -- ideally the best place to discuss this would be the Zotero forums as per wikipedia guidelines on the use of talk pages. That being said, Aschmidt's comment has solved a long-standing frustration to me (having to save the citations to a text file, copy it and paste it into the wikipedia editor). Thanks! a13ean (talk) 16:05, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) I think drag and drop for exporting data from Zotero is not yet documented anywhere so far? Frankly, I realised that it works when I just tried it out after switching to a Mac where drag and drop is the normal way to transfer data between graphical interfaces. :) --Aschmidt (talk) 19:09, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Just to follow up, I'm putting together an essay on how to use Zotero to add and manage citations in Wikipedia at User:A13ean/Zotero. a13ean (talk) 19:46, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Is all of Zotero open source?[edit]

Zotero consists of two parts, the desktop interface and the web site. I do not think that all the sources to the web site is open source. If that is correct I think it should be mentioned. Can someone please confirm/disconfirm? Nopedia (talk) 02:44, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

The clients are all open source (standalone, Firefox, connectors, bookmarklet), as is the data sync server and the PHP library that drives the web view of user libraries. The specific JavaScript components used on top of the PHP library are not separately released as an open source library. --Avram (talk) 07:42, 12 March 2014 (UTC)