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Using Reference Management Software Lunch & Learn: February 2, 2011 Brooklyn Law School Library 1 Karen R. Schneiderman Emerging  Technologies Librarian & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law karen.schneiderman@brooklaw.edu 718.790.7980
Today’s Road Map Understanding Reference Management Software (RMS) Identifying Legal Reference Management Software Comparison of Products Demonstration of Top Products 2
Reference Management Software 3 So many choices . . . Non - Law Student
Endnote & RefWorksBasic Features Records, Stores & Utilizes Citations  Creates Self-Selected Citation Database with Full Text Files  Generating Unlimited Bibliographies, Footnotes, and Pin Citations Downloads Bibliographic Information from Digital Indexes or Full Text Sources 4
5 Is there a  Reference Management Software Products that supports Bluebook System of Citations? BLS Law Student
RMS with Bluebook Capabilities EndNote Cite It Citrus Zotero Cite Genie 6
But … EndNote Offers some support for Bluebook styles Users voice frustration about errors in the output 7
Yeah, But … Cite It Last update in 2003 Can no longer downloadUsersvoice frustration about errors in the output 8
Oh, and not… Citrus No law review  format  Not Mac or Linux  compatible Not free 9
And not … Cite Genie Unable to create self-selected citation database with full text files  Citation of law reviews and statutes not as advanced  Not free 10
11 BLS Law Student
Product Details 12
Test Drive: Zotero 13
Zotero: Top Features Automatically capture citations  Creates self-selected database with full text files  Store pdfs, images, and web pages  Cite from within MS Word and OpenOffice Uses Bluebook citation style Instantly search your PDFs and notes 14
Zotero: Installation Install Firefox Extension Add Bluebook Law Review Style Set Bluebook as Default Style Add Word Processor Plugins 15
Step #1: Installation of Zotero 16 Go to www.zotero.org.   Install.  Restart Firefox.
Step #2:AddZoteroBluebook Law Review Style  Step A:  Open zotero Click Gear icon and choose Preferences. 17
18 Step #2:AddZoteroBluebook Law Review Style  Step B:  Choose “Styles” or “Export” Tab (depends on your Zotero  version)   Click “Get additional styles”  Find “Bluebook Law Review” in list Click “Install.”
Step #3: Zotero: Set Bluebook As Default Style Step A: Click Gear icon and choose Preferences. 19
Step #3: Zotero: Set Bluebook As Default Style Step B:  Choose Export Tab. Select “Bluebook Law Review” from list. Click OKs. 20
Step #4: Add Word Processor Plugins www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_integration 21
Zotero: Opening (after installation)  22
Help Wanted Zotero Developers looking for beta-testers  Zotero-legal (Google group): A forum for discussion and a repository of notes and proposals. http://groups.google.com/group/zotero-legal 23
“Zotero is no substitute for mastering  basic Bluebook citation rules” ~ Victoria Szymczak, Brooklyn Law School Library Director 24
25 Useful Resource http://guides.brooklaw.edu/content.php?pid=60618&sid=445982
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Zotero and other RMS

  • 1. Using Reference Management Software Lunch & Learn: February 2, 2011 Brooklyn Law School Library 1 Karen R. Schneiderman Emerging Technologies Librarian & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law karen.schneiderman@brooklaw.edu 718.790.7980
  • 2. Today’s Road Map Understanding Reference Management Software (RMS) Identifying Legal Reference Management Software Comparison of Products Demonstration of Top Products 2
  • 3. Reference Management Software 3 So many choices . . . Non - Law Student
  • 4. Endnote & RefWorksBasic Features Records, Stores & Utilizes Citations Creates Self-Selected Citation Database with Full Text Files Generating Unlimited Bibliographies, Footnotes, and Pin Citations Downloads Bibliographic Information from Digital Indexes or Full Text Sources 4
  • 5. 5 Is there a Reference Management Software Products that supports Bluebook System of Citations? BLS Law Student
  • 6. RMS with Bluebook Capabilities EndNote Cite It Citrus Zotero Cite Genie 6
  • 7. But … EndNote Offers some support for Bluebook styles Users voice frustration about errors in the output 7
  • 8. Yeah, But … Cite It Last update in 2003 Can no longer downloadUsersvoice frustration about errors in the output 8
  • 9. Oh, and not… Citrus No law review format Not Mac or Linux compatible Not free 9
  • 10. And not … Cite Genie Unable to create self-selected citation database with full text files Citation of law reviews and statutes not as advanced Not free 10
  • 11. 11 BLS Law Student
  • 14. Zotero: Top Features Automatically capture citations Creates self-selected database with full text files Store pdfs, images, and web pages Cite from within MS Word and OpenOffice Uses Bluebook citation style Instantly search your PDFs and notes 14
  • 15. Zotero: Installation Install Firefox Extension Add Bluebook Law Review Style Set Bluebook as Default Style Add Word Processor Plugins 15
  • 16. Step #1: Installation of Zotero 16 Go to www.zotero.org. Install. Restart Firefox.
  • 17. Step #2:AddZoteroBluebook Law Review Style Step A: Open zotero Click Gear icon and choose Preferences. 17
  • 18. 18 Step #2:AddZoteroBluebook Law Review Style Step B: Choose “Styles” or “Export” Tab (depends on your Zotero version) Click “Get additional styles” Find “Bluebook Law Review” in list Click “Install.”
  • 19. Step #3: Zotero: Set Bluebook As Default Style Step A: Click Gear icon and choose Preferences. 19
  • 20. Step #3: Zotero: Set Bluebook As Default Style Step B: Choose Export Tab. Select “Bluebook Law Review” from list. Click OKs. 20
  • 21. Step #4: Add Word Processor Plugins www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_integration 21
  • 22. Zotero: Opening (after installation) 22
  • 23. Help Wanted Zotero Developers looking for beta-testers Zotero-legal (Google group): A forum for discussion and a repository of notes and proposals. http://groups.google.com/group/zotero-legal 23
  • 24. “Zotero is no substitute for mastering basic Bluebook citation rules” ~ Victoria Szymczak, Brooklyn Law School Library Director 24
  • 25. 25 Useful Resource http://guides.brooklaw.edu/content.php?pid=60618&sid=445982
  • 26. 26