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Zotero and other RMS

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