Getting started with Zotero
                           Graduate Student Workshop
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Zotero Handout

  1. 1. Getting started with Zotero Graduate Student Workshop October 15, 2009 Tara Robertson, Emily Carr Library trobertson@ecuad.ca Set up 1. If you don’t have Firefox on your computer, download it from http://www.mozilla.com. 2. Download Zotero from http://www.zotero.org. Use the newest version 2.0b7.2. 3. Create a free account with Zotero: https://www.zotero.org/user/login This will allow you to back up and sync your library with your online account. Also, this will also allow you to use the social software functionality (creating a profile, following researchers with similar interests, joining and creating groups). 4. Download the plugin for Word or Open Office: http://www.zotero.org/support/ word_processor_plugin_installation Ensure you download the plugin that works with version 2.0 Beta. The Word or Open Office plugin will allow you to insert citations into your thesis that can be easily reformatted to a different citation style. Mac users might need to install some extra bits. 5. Download the plugin that will allow you to search the full text of PDFs in your library. In Zotero in Firefox, go to Preferences > Search and click “Check for installer”. Adding citations For the following tasks, add items that are relevant to your research area, or thesis topic. 1. Search the Emily Carr library catalog and add at least 2 books. 2. Search at least 2 journal article databases and add at least 2 articles. If there are PDFs of these articles, add them as attachments. 3. Add a snapshot of a website, and add at least one annotation. 4. If necessary, add relevant tags to your items. 5. Take a look at the search, and the timeline.

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