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RML Rendezvous - Zotero

April 14, 2010 presentation by Lorena O'English https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p38227272/

April 14, 2010 presentation by Lorena O'English https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p38227272/



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    • Zotero for Medical Professionals: An Introduction Lorena O’English Washington State University Libraries [email_address] * Twitter: wsulorena RML Rendezvous , April 14 th , 2010 http://www.zotero.org/blog/introducing-zoterosquare/
    • The Problem…
      • Keeping track of websites, articles, gray literature, and books for scholarly (and practitioner) research can be difficult and require complex and/or multiple systems
      • Reference manager software = $-$$$
      • Research is often collaborative – but most reference management solutions are not (or at least not very…)
      • Value: building up a library of references and papers to have on hand for use (including after degree(s) earned and library access no longer guaranteed)
      • Value: archiving not just articles & bibliographic data, but also document meaning and significance – and making it all easily findable and accessible
    • What is Zotero?*
      • A reference manager
      • Works with open webpages and article databases (many automatically through Zotero Site translators) and more
      • Interoperable: Can import and export citations to EndNote and other reference manager formats (via RIS standard) using multiple citation styles
      • Web-based collaboration and discovery/recommender tools
      • includes Microsoft Word 2003/7 plug-in for attaching citations (in “correct” style) to documents; also works with OpenOffice
      • Added value beyond citation: Allows tags, notes, and screenshots to be associated with articles & other resources
      • Can attach (and search) associated PDFs, and attach other items
      • From the Center for History and New Media, at George Mason University – open source
    • http://www.zotero.org www.zotero.org
    • Adding Items to Your Zotero Library
      • A word about preferences…
    • Open URL and Site Translators Link Resolver (provides access to an appropriate copy for your users, if available, when it recognizes embedded COinS metadata)
    • Adding a PubMed record – Open URL-compatible w/ site translator
    • Zotero Item Record from browser-bar automatic capture (Open URL) Does not capture everything that you might want…
    • Adding from a PMID, DOI, ISBN
      • 11
    • Zotero Item Record from DOI capture Notice this one did not capture all important data – this will have to be filled in manually ( why? )
    • Options for Adding Items to Your Zotero Library
      • In a Zotero-compatible database (Open URL and has Zotero SiteTranslator)
        • Look for the icon in browser URL box
      • From a Zotero-compatible publisher
        • Look for the icon in your browser URL box
        • Generally will also download fulltext article PDF if available and appropriate Zotero setting preference has been set
      • From a PMID, DOI or ISBN
        • Paste in the number using Add Item by Identifier
      • From a database that allows you to export reference files (via EndNote/.ris format)
        • Email the .RIS file to yourself then open or import it into your Z library; Does Not Always Work, so have a backup!
      • From the export as .RIS option in your link resolver
        • Email the .RIS file to yourself then open or import it into your Z library; Does Not Always Work so have a backup!
      • Manually – email yourself all the info or write it down; add later
      • From a website (some websites have their own Zotero translators, e.g. Flickr, YouTube, The New York Times) -
    • Beyond the Article…
      • Available item formats
    • Writing and Citing: Citation Styles
      • Many citation styles available
    • Writing and Citing: Formatting
      • Using Zotero in Word
      Insert citation Edit citation Insert bibliography Edit bibliography Zotero refresh Set doc preferences Remove Zotero codes
    • Added Value…
      • Saving webpages
      • Webpage screenshots that can be highlighted and annotated
      • Collections, subcollections, and group collections
      • Tags and the tag selector box
      • Notes
      • Related – associate related items
      • Locate and View
      • Searching: The Database of Me
        • PDF, txt, and RTF
        • basic and advanced
        • Saved searches
    • Tags: Organize and Connect Filter by one or more tags Add or edit tags – note autosuggest for consistency; tags can be content or process
    • Notes: The Workhorse Tool
      • Why did you add this article, anyway?
    • Search: The Database of You
      • Bibliographical info, tags, and notes
      • Attached files that are PDF, txt, or RTF (!!!!)
      • If a file isn’t a PDF you can convert it then upload and attach it
      • If you scan a document it will be an image file – you can attach it to a Zotero item record and then view it, read it, or print it in your Zotero library, but you can’t search inside its contents – you’ll need to convert it to PDF (Adobe Acrobat Professional, etc.)
      • Saved seaches – another way to filter
    • Zotero in the Cloud (2.x)
      • Requires creating a Zotero account
      • Can sync your own sources between different computers (and even save documents online with freemium storage options)
        • Warning: It’s all or nothing at this time…
      • Can create groups and share citations with others (publicly or privately)
      • Can find and follow others with similar interests and use their public Zotero libraries as databases to find good resources – and add them to your library
        • Profile and group search is pretty wretched at this time…
      • Can back your resources up on the Web (NOT a substitute for other methods of backing up!)
    • A Zotero Profile
    • A Zotero Online Library
    • A Zotero Online Library Item Zotero site translator icon
    • http://www.zotero.org/loenglish
    • The Demo…
      • http:www.zotero.org
    • Further Reading…
      • Thomas E. Vanhecke, “ Electronic Resources Reviews: Zotero ,” J Med Libr Assoc 96(3) July 2008 pp. 275-276
      • Zotero Documentation
        • Support
        • Forums
      • Library Guides
        • Here’s some
        • And another one
        • Migrating from EndNote to Zotero
        • Comparison of reference management software - Wikipedia