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Zotero short presentation


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short introduction to Zotero

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Zotero short presentation

  1. 1. (807) 343-8302 Zotero Getting Started
  2. 2. (807) 343-8302 Zotero • What is Zotero? A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
  3. 3. (807) 343-8302 Getting Started You will need to download the free Firefox extension. You can find this on the Zotero site or on the Library’s Zotero Guide.
  4. 4. (807) 343-8302 Restart the Firefox Browser and Register for a Free Account • Once you have downloaded the Zotero extension, Firefox will restart and will prompt you to create an account.
  5. 5. (807) 343-8302 Register for a Free Account
  6. 6. (807) 343-8302 Set up your preferences To set your preferences, open your Zotero account by clicking on the Z in the far right hand corner and then click on the grey actions icon
  7. 7. (807) 343-8302 General Set your font size, automaticall y attach PDF files etc.
  8. 8. (807) 343-8302 Sync your Account Sync your account by adding your Zotero username and password
  9. 9. (807) 343-8302 Search You can enable PDF searching by going to the Search tab and clicking on Check for Update” button
  10. 10. (807) 343-8302 Cite Click on the Styles tab to view your output styles and to get more styles, click on the link to additional styles
  11. 11. (807) 343-8302 Additional Styles Click on the Styles tab to view your output styles and to get more styles, click on the link to additional styles
  12. 12. (807) 343-8302 Advanced – Open URL You can set up the Open URL to find full-text articles at Lakehead Under the Advanced tab, under OpenURL, click on “Search for resolvers”
  13. 13. (807) 343-8302 Advanced – Open URL Click on the drop-down menu next to “1 resolver found” and click on LAKEHEAD UNIV and click on OK
  14. 14. (807) 343-8302 Accessing Zotero • Click on the grey “Z” in the upper right hand corner of the screen to access Zotero
  15. 15. (807) 343-8302 Z
  16. 16. (807) 343-8302 Adding a Book from the Library Catalogue
  17. 17. (807) 343-8302 Adding a Journal Article from a Library Database
  18. 18. (807) 343-8302 Adding several Journal Articles or books from a Library Database/Catalogue
  19. 19. (807) 343-8302 Adding several Journal Articles or books from a Library Database/Catalogue
  20. 20. (807) 343-8302 Adding a Website
  21. 21. (807) 343-8302 Adding a PDF • To include a PDF or any other file from your computer in Zotero, simply drag it to Zotero - you can drag to an existing item to attach the file or drag between items to store as an independent item.
  22. 22. (807) 343-8302 Adding item by identifier • You can add items to your library if you already know their ISBN, Digital Object Identifier (DOI), or PubMed ID. To add an item via one of these identifiers, click the “Add Item by Identifier” button at the top of the center column of the Zotero pane, type or paste in the identifier and press Enter.
  23. 23. (807) 343-8302 Adding a plugin for Word or LibreOffice • After you have installed Zotero, click on the link “Add a plugin for Word or LibreOffice” • Select your version of Word (Windows or Mac) or LibreOffice
  24. 24. (807) 343-8302 Using the Word/LibreOffice plugin • Go to Word and click on the “Add-Ins” tab
  25. 25. (807) 343-8302 Zotero Icons Insert Citation Edit Citation Insert Bibliography Edit Bibliography Zotero Refresh Zotero Set doc Pref Zotero Remove Codes
  26. 26. (807) 343-8302 Groups • Groups are a good way to share information • Groups can be private or public • Public Groups can not share files
  27. 27. (807) 343-8302 Setting up a Group – How? • You can click the New Group icon located next to the New Collection icon in the top left corner of the Zotero Firefox add-on. OR • You can also click the Create New Group button on the groups landing page.
  28. 28. (807) 343-8302 Viewing your Groups • To view your Groups, login to your Zotero account at and click on Groups. • You can view any existing Groups that you have created or any invitations to an existing Group.
  29. 29. (807) 343-8302 Viewing your Groups