The big picture that Zotero fits into is the information literacy picture. As a tool that facilitates the organization, retrieval, and appropriate academic use of information, Zotero can be used to promote the expression of information literacy competencies and promoting information literacy competencies is a part of the mission of Hunter College.
Collecting, Managing, and Sharing Information and its Sources with Zotero
+ Collecting, Managing, and Sharing Information and its Sources with Zotero John Pell Assistant Professor Hunter College Libraries
+ Overview The Big Picture Installing and Using Zotero Options for Using Zotero Collecting Information with Zotero Managing files with Zotero Sharing Information Socially with Zotero Integrating Zotero with your writing
+ The Big Picture Why teach or learn about things like Zotero?
+ Information Literacy Zotero is just one example of a family of software for citation management. Using technologies like Zotero to extract, record, and mange information and its sources is an ACRL Information Literacy Performance Indicator. “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education”, n.d. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.
+ Options for Using Zotero As a Plugin for Firefox http://download.zotero.org/extension/zotero-3.0.2.xpi As a Stand-alone program* For Windows: http://download.zotero.org/standalone/3.0.2/Zotero- 3.0.2_setup.exe For Mac: http://download.zotero.org/standalone/3.0.2/Zotero-3.0.2.dmg *Using the stand-alone program permits saving information from within browsers other than Firefox once connectors have been installed Connector For Chrome: http://download.zotero.org/connector/chrome/Zotero_Connector_3.0.2.crx Connector For Safari: http://download.zotero.org/connector/safari/Zotero_Connector_3.0.2.safariextz
+ Collecting Information with Zotero As a plug-in for Firefox, you can view your Zotero library as a section of your browser window by clicking this icon.
+ Collecting Information with ZoteroWhen Zotero recognizes data that it can capture, you canclick this icon to save a record of the data. With web pages, the record will include a snapshot of the page.
+ Collecting Information with Zotero Zotero also works with manyweb-based databases (Web of Science shown here.) You can attach files to your records in order to keep articles handy- right click the record and select “Add Attachment”
+ Managing Files with Zotero You can add PDFs to your Zotero library and have Zotero retrieve the metadata.
+ Managing Files with Zotero Once you have the files in your library, select them, right click, and chose, “Retrieve Metadata for PDFs.”
+ Managing Files with ZoteroZotero will attempt to retrieve metadata for your files from Google Scholar using thearticle’s DOI. (note that the file must have OCRed text.) Once the data is retrieved, the PDF will be associated with the article’s author, title, etc. in your Zotero library.
+ Sharing Information Socially with Zotero You can create a public profile to share your research interests; you can even share your CV! Through your public library, you can share reading lists, and your thoughts about what you are reading.
+ Sharing Information Socially with Zotero Zotero hosts thousands of Groups where members can share articles and ideas.
+ Integrating Zotero with your Writing You can download and install a plugin that integrates Zotero with Microsoft WordFor Windows: http://download.zotero.org/integration/Zotero-WinWord-Plugin-3.1.5.xpiFor Mac: http://download.zotero.org/integration/Zotero-MacWord-Plugin-3.1.10.xpi
+ Integrating Zotero with your Writing Once the plug-in is installed. You can access Zotero options from the Add-Ins tab in Word for Windows. Mouse over the icons for a text tip. (Zotero options will appear in the scripts menu in Word for Mac.)
+ Integrating Zotero with your Writing To insert an in-text citation, click the “insert citation” option and then select the record that you want to cite.
+ Trouble Shooting and Keeping Up The Zotero site contains a great deal of help documentation and if you do not find what you need, there are discussion forums where you can seek support for unique problems.
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