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Zotero Presentation

  1. 1. ZOTERO Your Personal Research Assistant Presented by Darlene Fleming Walla Walla VA Medical Center
  2. 2. Zotero <ul><li>URL: zotero.org </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by: </li></ul><ul><li>Center for History and New Media </li></ul><ul><li>George Mason University </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by: </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew W. Mellon Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Museum and Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Alfred P. Sloan Foundation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Zotero will allow you to: <ul><ul><ul><li>Gather </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul></ul>Citations, full text, web pages and images.
  4. 4. Zotero <ul><li>incorporates the tools of the older reference management software (i.e. EndNote) by allowing you to store bibliographic information and export it as a formatted reference. </li></ul>
  5. 5. But then Zotero takes this further by: <ul><li>incorporating the newer software applications (i.e. Delicious, iTunes) of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>interacting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>tagging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>searching </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Zotero runs in the Firefox web browser . <ul><li>This must be open in order to access your research collection. </li></ul><ul><li>The Zotero pane contains your entire collection: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic references </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whole documents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. This screenshot shows the three columns of the Zotero pane <ul><li>The pane shows all your citations, collections, and notes </li></ul>                                                                                                                                                        
  8. 8. Zotero <ul><li>On the next slide, I show the beginning of research work that I have begun on Caregivers’ resources. It includes information from web sites as well as books on/for caregivers. </li></ul><ul><li>The top half of the screen shows the MedlinePlus site that I have added to my research and the bottom half of the screen shows the Zotero pane. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Zotero <ul><li>On the following slide I highlight a book that I have selected, How to Care for Your Aging Parents . You will note the bibliographic information for the book on the right pane. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Zotero <ul><li>On the following slide, note the tool box in the right pane. One shows that tags can be added to any reference. I have created three tags for this collection thus far and they are noted in the left pane (circled in blue). </li></ul>
  11. 14. Zotero <ul><li>Zotero would be particularly helpful for research staff and students as a way to organize their work and citations. It can bring all the items of the research (i.e.books, articles, images, web sites) together in one collection. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Zotero <ul><li>Zotero certainly has library applications as well. In this initial work on caregivers’ resources that I have begun, I can see that this would be very helpful in that it would allow me to bring together a number of related resources. I would then be able to share this with interested staff. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Zotero <ul><li>Zotero could be helpful in collection development as well. Again, the Caregivers’ resources project could allow me to bring together a group of core resources on this topic. The books and videos could be a “wish list” that I would be able to acquire as funds became available. I could share this with other librarians who are also interested in building a collection in this area. </li></ul>
  14. 17. Zotero <ul><li>The “note” feature in Zotero would allow me to annotate the resources that I am considering adding to a collection or sharing with others. This could be helpful to users as they try to determine the best resource for their particular need. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Zotero <ul><li>There is a learning curve with Zotero. Of the assignments I have completed during this class, I definitely feel like I will need to spend much more time on Zotero to enjoy the full benefits it has to offer. The good news is that its free and it has a good support network. </li></ul>

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