Zotero Evangelism for Grad Students Rebecca Onion 9.16.11
“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.” CHNM But what does it look like? Why’s it better than Endnote? Or is it? http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/zotero-What Is It?
Tutorials I made for my undergrads, covering basic input methods: http://americanchildhoods.com/resources/zotero/ http://americanchildhoods.com/resources/zotero/ http://americanchildhoods.com/resources/zotero/Basic Functions
Use an ever-evolving system of folders to contain and correlate leads Put items in more than one folder Organize items for future revisions SEARCHABLE Be sure to back up! Pay CHNM, or use www.carbonite.comAdvantages of Zotero for planningfuture research
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 metadataInputting Archival Materials