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Zotero PPT

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A quick guide on how to use Zotero

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Zotero PPT

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  2. 2. 2 What’s inside? Content Slide Number INTRODUCTION 3 Download and installation of Zotero 4-6 Zotero Interface 7 Creating your Zotero Library 8 EXPORTING ENTRIES 9 1. From the Library Catalogue 10-12 2. From Google Scholar 13 3. From Web 14 Entries in Zotero Library 16 FORMATTING CITATIONS IN MS WORD 14 1. How to create in-text citation 17-21 2. How to create a Reference List 22-23 OTHER FUNCTIONS IN ZOTERO 24
  3. 3. • is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect and organise scholarly works for teaching, research, and personal study. • Free storage up to 300 MB. 3 Introduction to Zotero IMPORTANT NOTES: NP Library suggests the use of Zotero to automate formatting of resources in academic papers. However, auto-generated citations are NOT always error-free. It is best to cross-check against the prescribed format of your chosen Reference Style. See available online guide https://np-sg.libguides.com/CitingResources to check citing conventions and make edits to the auto- generated citations as may be necessary.
  4. 4. Download Zotero STEP 1. Go to Zotero.org/download STEP 1.2. Install Zotero Connector to automatically save web sources STEP 1.1. Click on the Download button 4
  5. 5. Download Zotero 5 (From Step 1.1.) Once downloaded, a Zotero tab and a Zotero ribbon will be added in MS Word
  6. 6. Download Zotero 6 (From Step 1.2) When the Zotero software is open, the Zotero Connector icon “Z” will appear at the right hand corner of Google Web page
  7. 7. FROM Step 2 The software has a 3-column interface (each with a different function) (NOTE: The sample interface already has entries for demonstration purposes. Steps to populate the software with bibliographic entries are outlined in the succeeding slides). LIBRARIES panel (contains folders for your research topics) RESOURCES panel (contains all books, web pages, other items you have stored in your Zotero folder) METADATA panel (contains information about your resources) 7 Zotero interface STEP 2 To see the software interface, open Zotero
  8. 8. STEP 3. Click the folder with a + sign STEP 3.2 Click on the relevant folder to fill it with citation details. Each folder is similar to a ‘mini-library’ that can contain relevant sources. (NOTE: Keep Zotero open and the desired folder clicked before filling in entries from various sources, e.g. Lib Catalogue, Google Scholar, and Web) 8 Creating your Zotero Library STEP 3.1 Name the folder with your preferred research topic and hit “OK”
  9. 9. 9 Automatically export entries from 1. Library Catalogue 2. Google Scholar 3. Web
  10. 10. STEP 4.1 Go to Library Catalogue. Type a search word 10 Export entries from Library catalogue STEP 4.2 Click on SEARCH
  11. 11. STEP 4.4 Click on “Save to Zotero” and choose “Save to Zotero COinS” STEP 4.3 Right click anywhere on the ‘Search Results’ page. A box menu will be prompted 11 Export entries from Library catalogue
  12. 12. STEP 4.5 Tick the box(es) beside the item(s) that you wish to save in the Zotero library Records of your chosen items will be automatically saved in the opened folder in Zotero 12 Export entries from Library catalogue STEP 4.6 Click on “OK”
  13. 13. STEP 5. Go to scholar. google.com.sg & key in your search term STEP 5.2 Click on your desired citation style STEP 5.3 Click on “RefMan” (Note: ‘RefMan’ is short for reference management) Records of your chosen items will be automatically saved in the opened folder in Zotero STEP 5.1 Select the citation icon 13 Export entries from Google Scholar
  14. 14. STEP 6. Go to the web page you want to save and click on the Zotero Connector icon (which turns into this icon if you want to save web pages) 14 Export entries from the Web (From STEP 6.) A pop-up message will automatically appear
  15. 15. Reference entries exported from the  1) Library Catalogue,  2) Google Scholar, and  3) Web are automatically stored in the Zotero library 15 Entries in Zotero Library
  16. 16. 16 Formatting citations in MS Word
  17. 17. STEP 7.1. Open MS Word. Keep the populated Zotero library open. A Zotero tab is automatically added in the menu bar STEP 7.2. Click on “Document Preferences” and select your desired citation style STEP 7.3. Click on “OK” 17 How to create in-text citations
  18. 18. STEP 7.5 Click on “Add/Edit Citation” STEP 7.4. As you write your academic paper, place the cursor where you want to insert the citation STEP 7.6 A Zotero pull down bar will appear. Key in the title of the resource you want to cite. Click on the title and hit ‘ENTER’ 18 How to create in-text citations
  19. 19. The in-text citation will be automatically added 19 STEP 7.7 When quoting directly, put page number(s) in the in-text citation. To do this, follow the exact process from STEP 7.4 to 7.6 (refer to Slide 18). Click on the resource in the Zotero bar How to create in-text citations
  20. 20. 20 STEP 7.8 A dialogue box will appear. Put the page number(s) in the field. Hit ‘ENTER’ to exit the dialogue box and another ‘ENTER’ to put the in- text citation The in-text citation (with page number) will be automatically added How to create in-text citations
  21. 21. STEP 8 Click on “Add/Edit Bibliography” From STEP 8. The record(s) used in-text will automatically appear 21 How to create in-text citations STEP 8.1 After you have completed citing all the resources, click on “Unlink Citations”. This will make the references editable. Check the prescribed format from https://np-sg.libguides.com/CitingResources and do edits as necessary in the auto-generated citations
  22. 22. STEP 9 Alternatively, you can right away create a Reference List from Zotero without doing in- text citations. Highlight the items you want to include in the Reference List from the Zotero interface STEP 9.1 Right click and choose “Create Bibliography from Items” 22 How to create a Reference List (alternative approach)
  23. 23. STEP 9.3 Choose your preferred citation style STEP 9.4 Click on “Bibliography” radio button STEP 9.5 Click on “Save as RTF” radio button STEP 9.6 Click “OK” 23 How to create a Reference List (alternative approach) From STEP 9.6. The reference list will be automatically saved in your preferred location
  24. 24. 1. Manually add records in Zotero library 2. Look up items using identifiers (DOI, ISBN) (NOTE: DOI is short for digital object identifier. It is given to materials legitimately published online) 4. Attach PDF items or links to each resource 5. View stored PDF attachments 6. Link resources to different online sources 3. Add notes or annotations on reference entries 24 Other functions in Zotero

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