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  • You can view, add and edit your Zotero library from any computer. The contents of your libraries will synchronise at any location.
  • This is Zotero’s home page.
  • Click “Register” to create your account.
  • Click “Register” to create your account.
  • Zotero icon appears in the bottom right corner of Firefox once it’s downloaded.
  • Click Zotero icon. Zotero pane appears at the bottom of Firefox.
  • Log in to see your library.
  • Click Zotero icon. Zotero pane appears at the bottom of Firefox.
  • In the left column, your library appears and you can organise your references into folders and sub-folders.
  • Note the add new folder icon at the top of the column. Click it to create a new folder.
  • Right-click the folder where you want to create a sub-folder and select the “New Subcollection” option.
  • In the centre column, you see the items saved in the highlighted folder in the left column.
  • In the right column, you see the bibliographic information of the item highlighted in the centre column.
  • When you download Zotero to a new computer, make sure to sync your new library with your other libraries.
  • To do that, click the action button on Zotero pane. The action button is the gear icon next to the green plus sing button. Select preferences.
  • Preferences window pops up. Select sync and type in your Zotero username and password, tick “Sync automatically” and close the window. Zotero keeps your username and password and automatically sync whenever you open the pane.
  • Zotero has a built-in translator that reads web pages and identify bib info. It does not read all web pages, but it reads most library catalogues, google and Amazon. For example, suppose you want to download the bib info of this book in Victoria Library Catalogue.
  • Zotero automatically downloads the bib info into your library.
  • Zotero is able to download bib info of multiple items at once. For example, in this results page, a folder icon appears next to the URL.
  • When you click the folder icon, a window pops up and you can select the items you want to download.
  • You can find the ISBN search button at the top of Zotero pane. It looks like a pen.
  • Copy and paste the ISBN you found into the search box. Take out the hyphens before you search.
  • Note the document icon next to the URL and click to download.
  • Suppose you want to download this journal article. Most databases give you an option to export citation data to Endnote.
  • Selectthe “Export directly to Endnote” option. Zotero will download the citation.
  • One easy way of creating a bibliography is put together references you want to cite into a folder. Highlight the items, right-click and select “create bibliography from selected items”.
  • Create bibliography window pops up. You can select a referencing style you like and select an output format. If you choose copy to clipboard, you can paste the bibliography in any document such as Word and email.
  • This is an example of a bibliography in the APA style. You can edit the bibliography without leaving the document.
  • Click “Add-Ins” to find Zotero buttons
  • For example, in Word 2007, Zoteroplugin looks like this. Click the “Add-ins” tab in Word. You’ll find these buttons.
  • To insert a citation into MS Word, click the LH button.
  • Zotero inserts the citation automatically.
  • Click the ‘Show Editor’ button.
  • You can keep adding in-text citations to your document.
  • Click the third button at the end of the document.
  • Zotero automatically creates a bibliography of references cited in your document.
  • Highlight the bibliography.
  • Thank you for coming.
  • Zotero-4-firefox-history

    1. 1. Zotero for Firefox Paul Emsley Subject Librarian (Music, Art History, Philosophy and Education)
    2. 2. This session will cover … • Zotero – what is it and what can it do? • Installing Zotero plugin and Zotero Word plugins for Firefox • Downloading bibliographic information of books and journal articles in Zotero • Creating and editing in-text citations and bibliographies
    3. 3. What is Zotero and what does it do? • Reference/Citation management software • A Plugin for Firefox (also standalone version) • Manages references like Endnote • Allows you to access your library from any internet- connected computer (except Victoria student domain) • Downloads bibliographic data from web pages • Creates in-text citations/footnotes/bibliographies in a referencing style you choose in MS Word • More info at http://www.zotero.org/support/
    4. 4. Other versions of Zotero • Mac users can install Zotero plugin for Mac Firefox • Mac: there are “connectors” for Safari” and Chrome • Zotero Standalone version: an Windows independent application – works with Chrome or Safari and their “connectors”
    5. 5. How Zotero works
    6. 6. Firefox/Frontmotion installation - 1 On Campus Computers: • Zotero/Firefox combination only works on staff domain computers • ITS need to install Firefox/Frontmotion for you if it isn’t on the computer • Zotero needs Firefox (Frontmotion) v24.0 or newer: ITS will ned to update it for you
    7. 7. Firefox/Frontmotion installation - 2 Anyone can install Firefox on personal, laptop and home computers. To install: • Go to http://www.mozilla.org/firefox • or http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html • Make sure you install the en-US language version
    8. 8. Go to http://www.zotero.org/ to download and install Zotero
    9. 9. Next … create your account (register)
    10. 10. Create your account (register)
    11. 11. Next … install the Firefox Microsoft Word plugin
    12. 12. When Zotero has been installed in Firefox you will see the Zotero icon
    13. 13. Firefox Zotero pane
    14. 14. My Library (on the Zotero server)
    15. 15. Zotero Standalone version pane
    16. 16. How Zotero looks in Firefox
    17. 17. Adjusting the height of the Zotero pane
    18. 18. Left column: shows collections/folders
    19. 19. Left column: creating new collections
    20. 20. Left column: creating sub-collections
    21. 21. Centre column: shows contents of collections/folders
    22. 22. Right column: shows record details
    23. 23. Setting up syncing for your Zotero library
    24. 24. Setting up syncing: open “Preferences”
    25. 25. Setting up syncing: select “sync automatically” in preferences
    26. 26. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: books
    27. 27. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: automatic download
    28. 28. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: Zotero can do multiple downloads simultaneously
    29. 29. Multiple downloads: tick the items you want
    30. 30. What if an item won’t download? You can search for books by ISBN number
    31. 31. Searching for books by ISBN number: ISBN search box
    32. 32. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: journal articles
    33. 33. If you don’t see the document icon: export the time to Endnote/Zotero
    34. 34. Export directly to Endnote (Zotero)
    35. 35. Zotero has duplicate detection
    36. 36. Merge duplicates
    37. 37. Creating a bibliography inZotero
    38. 38. Create bibliography – select citation style and output format
    39. 39. A sample bibliography Appleby, Joyce. “The American Heritage: The Heirs and the Disinherited.” The Journal of American History 74.3 (1987): 798–813. JSTOR. Web. 8 May 2013. Cartwright, William H. The Reinterpretation of American History and Culture. Washington: National Council for the Social Studies, 1973. Print. Condit, Carl W. “The First Reinforced-Concrete Skyscraper: The Ingalls Building in Cincinnati and Its Place in Structural History.” Technology and Culture 9.1 (1968): 1–33. JSTOR. Web. 8 May 2013. Current, Richard N. American History: a Survey. New York: Knopf, 1961. Print. DeConde, Alexander. Patterns in American History. 3d ed. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth Pub. Co, 1973. Print. Merk, Frederick. Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History: a Reinterpretation. New York: Vintage Books, 1966. Print. A Vintage Book V-318. “Political Theory, History of Political Thought, and Methodology.” The American Political Science Review 62.4 (1968): 1301–1324. JSTOR. Web. 8 May 2013. Reconstructing American Literary History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1986. Print. Harvard English Studies 13. Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-1968. New York: Chelsea House, 1971. Print.
    40. 40. Microsoft Word – Zotero icons
    41. 41. Zotero buttons in the Word tool bar
    42. 42. Zotero shortcuts in Word for Mac 2008/2011
    43. 43. Word: insert in-text citation button
    44. 44. Word: in-text citation button: when you start a new document you will be asked to select a citation style
    45. 45. Word: in-text citation: select the item you want to cite from the list.
    46. 46. Word: in-text citation: add a page number
    47. 47. Word: in–text citations: example
    48. 48. Editing an in-text citation (footnote)
    49. 49. Word: Zotero citation editor
    50. 50. Word: Zotero citation editor
    51. 51. Word: keep adding in-text citations
    52. 52. Word: create bibliography button
    53. 53. Word: creating a bibliography
    54. 54. Word: editing your bibliography
    55. 55. Word: Edit Bibliography window
    56. 56. Have fun with Zotero! • Thank you for your attention • For further information, view Zotero’s support page @ http://www.zotero.org/support/ • The slides for this session are at http://www.slideshare.net/paulwe1/zotero4firefoxhistory