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Zotero: for Legal Scholars

  1. 1. zotero: for legal scholars<br />Karen R. Schneiderman<br />Emerging Technologies Librarian<br />Brooklyn Law School Library<br />1<br />
  2. 2. what is zotero?<br />(zoh-TAIR-oh)<br />2<br />
  3. 3. zotero : an introduction<br />3<br />
  4. 4. top features<br />Automatically capture citations <br />Store pdfs, images, and web pages <br />Cite from within Word and OpenOffice<br />Uses Bluebook citation style<br />Instantly search your PDFs and notes<br />4<br />
  5. 5. minimum requirements<br />5<br />
  6. 6. versions<br />BLS Library recommends using Zotero 1.0<br />MAC users use Zotero 2.0 Beta for Word 2008 compatibility<br />6<br />
  7. 7. zotero: locating after installation<br />7<br />
  8. 8. zotero : what is “word plug-in”<br />8<br />
  9. 9. word processor plug-ins<br />To get started with these plugins, <br />check out the following link: http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_integration<br />9<br />
  10. 10. zotero: bluebook style add-on<br />http://www.zotero.org/stylesadd-on<br />10<br />
  11. 11. other features<br />Store PDFs, images, and web pages <br />Free, open source, and extensible <br />Collaborate with group libraries <br />Organize with collections and tags <br />Access your library from anywhere <br />Automatically grab metadata for PDFs <br />Remotely back up and sync your library <br />Advanced search and data mining tools <br />11<br />
  12. 12. zotero installation primer<br />To download the plug-in: <br />http://www.zotero.org<br />To download the plug-in that lets you cite inside of MS Word:<br />http://www.zotero.org/documentation/microsoft_word_integration<br />To download additional style add-on for Bluebook:<br />http://www.zotero.org/stylesadd-on<br />12<br />
  13. 13. zotero: test drive <br />The left column shows your “library” of references, including any collection folders you’ve created. <br />13<br />
  14. 14. zotero: creating a library<br /><ul><li>Create a new collection using the button (top of left column). Name it.
  15. 15. Right-click on the title of your new collection.
  16. 16. When you select a folder in the left panel of Zotero, any new references you download will be added to it. </li></ul>14<br />
  17. 17. zotero: test drive <br />The middle column shows all items in the collection you’re working with at the moment. <br />15<br />
  18. 18. 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 />16<br />
  19. 19. 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 />17<br />
  20. 20. zotero: remember<br /><ul><li>Your citations are stored in the hard drive of the computer where Zotero/Firefox is loaded, not on an online server, so it is only possible to access citations on the machine where they were originally stored
  21. 21. It is possible to download Firefox Portable on a flash drive along with the Zotero plug-in; this enables you to run Firefox/Zotero on any computer with a USB port and internet access. For more information, check out: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
  22. 22. Only works with Firefox 2.0, Netscape Navigator 2.0, and Flock 0.9.1; it will not work with earlier versions of these browser, and it will not work with any other browser, including Internet Explorer, Macintosh Safari, or Opera
  23. 23. To use Zotero to insert citations and bibliographies, Firefox must be open as well as MS Word</li></ul>18<br />
  24. 24. zotero: the journey begins<br />Karen R. Schneiderman<br />Emerging Technologies Librarian<br />718.780.7980<br />karen.schneiderman@brooklaw.edu<br />19<br />