To Retrieve PDF Metadata, Zotero can take PDFs of scholarly papers and query the Google Scholar database for matches.
- Just drag your PDF files into the Zotero center pane.
- Right-click the PDFs and choose "Retrieve Metadata for PDFs." Zotero will retrieve the citation data from the PDF files and turn the data into citeable items with PDF attachments.
- If Zotero can't find a match on Google Scholar, you can still save the citation from another catalog or article database, then drag the PDF onto the citation to make it an attachment.