This session is going to be a whirlwind tour of the citation management software Zotero.We’ll start with a brief presentation, then once we get the essentials out of the way, we’ll go through the different versions of the software – the browser add-on, the web interface, and the standalone desktop application.We’ll see how to create a bibliography using the export feature and using the Microsoft Word add-on.Then we’ll take some time to break out and create an account if you like; if you have your own laptop, you can install the program, or you can just use the online version.Hopefully we’ll have time for some questions too!
Zotero is a tool to collect articles for later use. You can gather citation information direct from databases and library catalogs, organize your citations by project or by tags, add notes, and format citations to a number of citation styles. You can synchronize your collection between multiple computers, and share citations in a work group.
If you’re using the browser add-on version, an icon will appear in the right of the address bar when a web page has embedded metadata that you can use to automatically add an item or a number of items to your Zotero reference collection. You’ll see a “page” image when a single article can be added, and a “folder” image if you’re looking at a number of items in a search results list, from which you can click and add multiple items at once.
Categorizing your citations is easy. Just create a named folder, then drag items into that folder from the item list. By default, when you add items by the browser add-on, they’ll be inserted into whatever folder you currently have open.
What can I do with it? Collect citations and websites together Gather PDFs and site captures for later Organize resources by tags/folders Create formatted bibliographies Take notes about your sources Sync data between devices and the Web Share data with research groups
How do I start? Using Firefox? Install the Zotero add-on Using Chrome or Safari? Install the plug-in Using IE or another browser? Install the standalone programInstallation:http://www.zotero.org/support/3.0
At another computer? http://www.zotero.org Set up a login Sync!
How to I add an item to myresearch?Three ways: Click the address bar icon to auto-save Export a file of records from a database, then import into Zotero Enter citation info manually
How do I organize myresearch? Collections ◦ Project-specific ◦ Items can be in more than one collection Tags ◦ Subjects ◦ May be auto- inserted by some databases Notes
How do I create abibliography? Set your citation style Using the MS Word plugin Select references (ctrl-click), copy bibliography