Zotero Evangelism for Grad Students Rebecca Onion 9.16.11
What Is It?
- “A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.”
- But what does it look like?
- Why’s it better than Endnote? Or is it?
- Tutorials I made for my undergrads, covering basic input methods:
Advantages of Zotero for planning future research
- Use an ever-evolving system of folders to contain and correlate leads
- Put items in more than one folder
- Organize items for future revisions
- Be sure to back up! Pay CHNM, or use www.carbonite.com
Inputting Archival Materials
- Jpegs go in folder on desktop – make sure to include metadata in some way, either in the photo or in your folder name
- At your leisure, open up jpegs in Preview, make sure they’re small enough (do a save-as and decrease quality), turn into PDFs ( http://www.pdfsam.org/ is free) and combine
- Create Zotero record, input your own metadata, and attach PDF
- Rename PDF using record metadata
Digital Hoarding (am I a Collyer brother?)
Link to this Slideshow
- www.rebeccaonion.com/teaching/zotero -for-grad-students