+    Collecting, Managing, and Sharing    Information and its Sources with Zotero                              John Pell  ...
+    Overview    The   Big Picture    Installing and Using Zotero     Options for Using Zotero     Collecting Informat...
+    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  ...
+    Installing and Using Zotero
+    Options for Using Zotero       As a Plugin for Firefox           http://download.zotero.org/extension/zotero-3.0.2....
+    Collecting Information with    Zotero
+    Collecting Information with Zotero         As a plug-in for Firefox, you can view your         Zotero library as a se...
+    Collecting Information with ZoteroWhen Zotero recognizes data  that it can capture, you canclick this icon to save a ...
+    Collecting Information with Zotero Zotero also works with manyweb-based databases (Web of    Science shown here.)    ...
+    Managing Files with Zotero
+    Managing Files with Zotero                       You can add PDFs to your                     Zotero library and have...
+    Managing Files with Zotero                          Once you have the files in your                          library,...
+    Managing Files with ZoteroZotero will attempt to retrieve metadata for your files from   Google Scholar using thearti...
+    Sharing Information Socially    with Zotero
+    Sharing Information Socially with    Zotero                       You can create a public profile                    ...
+    Sharing Information Socially with    Zotero                        Zotero hosts thousands of                       Gr...
+    Integrating Zotero with your    Writing
+    Integrating Zotero with your Writing                                     You can download and install a plugin that  ...
+    Integrating Zotero with your Writing                 Once the plug-in is installed. You can access Zotero            ...
+    Integrating Zotero with your Writing                 To insert an in-text citation, click the “insert citation”      ...
+    Trouble Shooting and    Keeping Up
+    Trouble Shooting and Keeping Up                    The Zotero site contains a great deal of help                docum...
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  • 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

    1. 1. + Collecting, Managing, and Sharing Information and its Sources with Zotero John Pell Assistant Professor Hunter College Libraries
    2. 2. + 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
    3. 3. + The Big Picture Why teach or learn about things like Zotero?
    4. 4. + 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.
    5. 5. + Installing and Using Zotero
    6. 6. + 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
    7. 7. + Collecting Information with Zotero
    8. 8. + 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.
    9. 9. + 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.
    10. 10. + 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”
    11. 11. + Managing Files with Zotero
    12. 12. + Managing Files with Zotero You can add PDFs to your Zotero library and have Zotero retrieve the metadata.
    13. 13. + Managing Files with Zotero Once you have the files in your library, select them, right click, and chose, “Retrieve Metadata for PDFs.”
    14. 14. + 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.
    15. 15. + Sharing Information Socially with Zotero
    16. 16. + 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.
    17. 17. + Sharing Information Socially with Zotero Zotero hosts thousands of Groups where members can share articles and ideas.
    18. 18. + Integrating Zotero with your Writing
    19. 19. + 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
    20. 20. + 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.)
    21. 21. + 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.
    22. 22. + Trouble Shooting and Keeping Up
    23. 23. + 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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