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Introduction to Zotero with installation instructions for law students and lawyers. Brooklyn Law School, Advanced Legal Research Spring 2010(28 January 2010)

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  1. 1. zotero: installation<br />ALR Spring 2010: Class # 2<br />Karen R. Schneiderman<br />Emerging Technologies Librarian<br />Brooklyn Law School Library<br />
  2. 2. zotero : an introduction<br />
  3. 3. top 5 features<br />Can automatically generate bibliographies, in-text citations, and footnotes using Bluebook citation style<br />Integrates with OpenOffice, NeoOffice and Microsoft Word<br />Able to works with several legal databases including Hein Online, SSRN, USPTO, and e-CFR<br />Supports tagging, sorting, and editing of inputted resources<br />
  4. 4. zotero installation steps<br />Step 1:<br />After installing the latest version of Firefox, download Zotero Add-On:<br />Step 2:<br />Download the plug-in that matches your word processing program and lets you cite inside of MS Word: <br /><br />Step 3 : <br />Add Zotero Additional Style Sheet – “Bluebook Law Review”<br />
  5. 5. versions<br /><ul><li>Zotero 2.0 : BLS Library recommends Zotero2.0</li></li></ul><li>findingzotero on your computer<br /><ul><li> Notice the Zotero button on the bottom bar of the browser window. Zotero stays active in the background as you search.
  6. 6. Click the bottom Zotero button to display the Zotero window. </li></li></ul><li>zotero: test drive <br />The left column shows your “library” of references, including any collection folders you’ve created. <br />
  7. 7. zotero: test drive <br />The middle column shows all items in the collection you’re working with at the moment. <br />
  8. 8. zotero: test drive <br />The right column shows the details of any individual item you select. If you hide the Zotero window, Zotero is still enabled and you can still save references to your library.<br />
  9. 9. zotero: creating a library<br /><ul><li>Create a new collection using the button (top of left column). Name it.
  10. 10. Right-click on the title of your new collection.
  11. 11. When you select a folder in the left panel of Zotero, any new references you download will be added to it. </li></li></ul><li>zotero: adding a reference<br /> The icon has option of downloading some or all of the items listed on the page. You will get different icons depending on the type of resource<br />
  12. 12. zotero: resources<br /><ul><li>A Brief Guide to Using Zotero
  13. 13. Introduction to Zotero
  14. 14. Overview of Electronic Bibliographic Management Software
  15. 15. More ZoteroUser Documentation  </li>