How to migrate from Zotero?

If you want to migrate from Zotero to Docear you need to export Zotero’s data as BibTeX file.

  1. Export Zotero’s references as shown on the screenshot to a BibTeX file. Save the BibTeX file in a location that will be part of your Docear project home, e.g. c:\university\zotero.bib. 
  2. Select your Zotero BibTeX file in Docear (right mouse click on “References”).
  3. After selecting the BibTeX file, you need to tell Docear where Zotero saves your PDF files.
    1. First, open the “Change location” dialog in Docear (right mouse click on “Literature Repository”) (or add the Zotero repository as additional literature repository)
    2. Select the folder in which your PDFs are. In Windows 7, the path looks like this
  4. To have a better overview in Docear we would recommend making the following setting (Monitoring – Settings – Flatten directories), but this is optional.

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