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  1. 1. Zotero Evangelism for Grad Students Rebecca Onion 9.16.11
  2. 2.  “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?
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  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
  6. 6. Entertain Yourself
  7. 7. Digital Hoarding (am I a Collyerbrother?)
  8. 8.  www.rebeccaonion.com/teaching/zoteroforgraLink to this Slideshow

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