HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Use Zotero with HeinOnline

For all of you HeinOnline users out there who use Zotero, we have good news. Zotero is now compatible with HeinOnline's Law Journal Library. Users are able to bookmark articles directly from a search results list in HeinOnline, or when viewing the pages of an article.
For those of you unfamiliar with Zotero, it "is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources."
We've included a short tutorial on how to use Zotero in HeinOnline. For more help using Zotero, we recommend visiting the Zotero support page.

To use Zotero you must be using Firefox. For the purposes of this tutorial we will assume that you have already installed Firefox, as well as the Zotero extension.

One way to use Zotero with HeinOnline is bookmarking articles directly from a search results list. Below you'll see I have generated a list of search results in the Law Journal Library.

To bookmark some of these results, click on the folder icon located in the Firefox address bar.

You will be presented with a dialog box that gives you the option to select the articles you would like to bookmark.

Users can also bookmark an article they are currently viewing in HeinOnline.

While viewing an article, click on the small page icon in the Firefox address bar.

To access the list of articles you have bookmarked, click on the word "ZOTERO" in the left corner of the Firefox status bar. You can see the middle window contains a list of the articles I have bookmarked. The right-hand pane contains all of the metadata associated with that article.

For more information on use of Zotero; including exporting your bookmarks, and generating bibliographies, we recommend reading the Zotero support page.
Don't forget to tell us what you think. Click on the feedback link located at the top of the HeinOnline page.


  1. Zotero and Hein: two great research tools working together!

  2. Yay! I remember my days in the TMB room when I discovered Zotero and dreamed of a day when it HeinOnline would work together in harmony. Good job, guys and gals.

    -Matthew Best
    ECC Dry Memorial Library