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Introduction to Zotero for law students and faculty.

Introduction to Zotero for law students and faculty.

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  • 1. zotero: for legal scholars
    Karen R. Schneiderman
    Emerging Technologies Librarian
    Brooklyn Law School Library
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  • 2. what is zotero?
    (zoh-TAIR-oh)
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  • 3. zotero : an introduction
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  • 4. top features
    Automatically capture citations
    Store pdfs, images, and web pages
    Cite from within Word and OpenOffice
    Uses Bluebook citation style
    Instantly search your PDFs and notes
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  • 5. minimum requirements
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  • 6. versions
    BLS Library recommends using Zotero 1.0
    MAC users use Zotero 2.0 Beta for Word 2008 compatibility
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  • 7. zotero: locating after installation
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  • 8. zotero : what is “word plug-in”
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  • 9. word processor plug-ins
    To get started with these plugins,
    check out the following link: http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_integration
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  • 10. zotero: bluebook style add-on
    http://www.zotero.org/stylesadd-on
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  • 11. other features
    Store PDFs, images, and web pages
    Free, open source, and extensible
    Collaborate with group libraries
    Organize with collections and tags
    Access your library from anywhere
    Automatically grab metadata for PDFs
    Remotely back up and sync your library
    Advanced search and data mining tools
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  • 12. zotero installation primer
    To download the plug-in:
    http://www.zotero.org
    To download the plug-in that lets you cite inside of MS Word:
    http://www.zotero.org/documentation/microsoft_word_integration
    To download additional style add-on for Bluebook:
    http://www.zotero.org/stylesadd-on
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  • 13. zotero: test drive
    The left column shows your “library” of references, including any collection folders you’ve created.
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  • 14. zotero: creating a library
    • Create a new collection using the button (top of left column). Name it.
    • 15. Right-click on the title of your new collection.
    • 16. When you select a folder in the left panel of Zotero, any new references you download will be added to it.
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  • 17. zotero: test drive
    The middle column shows all items in the collection you’re working with at the moment.
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  • 18. zotero: test drive
    The right column shows the details of any individual item you select. If you hide the Zotero window, Zotero is still enabled and you can still save references to your library.
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  • 19. zotero: adding a reference
    The icon has option of downloading some or all of the items listed on the page. You will get different icons depending on the type of resource
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  • 20. zotero: remember
    • Your citations are stored in the hard drive of the computer where Zotero/Firefox is loaded, not on an online server, so it is only possible to access citations on the machine where they were originally stored
    • 21. It is possible to download Firefox Portable on a flash drive along with the Zotero plug-in; this enables you to run Firefox/Zotero on any computer with a USB port and internet access. For more information, check out: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
    • 22. Only works with Firefox 2.0, Netscape Navigator 2.0, and Flock 0.9.1; it will not work with earlier versions of these browser, and it will not work with any other browser, including Internet Explorer, Macintosh Safari, or Opera
    • 23. To use Zotero to insert citations and bibliographies, Firefox must be open as well as MS Word
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  • 24. zotero: the journey begins
    Karen R. Schneiderman
    Emerging Technologies Librarian
    718.780.7980
    karen.schneiderman@brooklaw.edu
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