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Using Zotero to Support Scholarly Research (Demo)


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These are the slides that accompanied my 30 minute Zotero talk presented at EduTech Day 2012 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City on March 16, 2012. Slides were followed by demonstration of installing Zotero, collecting various types of resources, citing references in Microsoft Word, and generating a bibliography two different ways.

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Using Zotero to Support Scholarly Research (Demo)

  1. 1. Using Zotero to Support Scholarly ResearchMarie Sciangula, Purchase College, SUNYAssistant Director, Teaching, Learning, and Technology |
  2. 2. StudentInformation SystemAcademic LibraryAnalytics Information Systems Live Classroom Campus (original slide by Repository Keith Landa) EduTech Ecosystem @ Purchase College
  3. 3. Zotero Basics• free and open source browser add-on; developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason University)• developed for Firefox but now connects with Safari and Chrome; senses what you’re looking at• ownership of collected resources resides with the individual researcher; not tied to any institution• collected resources are accessible ‘in the cloud’
  4. 4. Zotero can…• serve as conversation-starter with students about ‘proper citation techniques’• help students understand why providing attribution to others’ work is important and necessary as they work on and produce their own scholarship• make citing sources a more consistent part of the scholarly research and writing process
  5. 5. Plagiarism is often unintentional.from left to right: self-plagiarized > entire paper copied > copied creative work > poor citation/patchwriting Photo courtesy of Darcy Gervasio and Rebecca Oling (Purchase College, SUNY)
  6. 6. Detailed Zotero LibGuide is available at: Reading:Puckett, Jason. Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators. American Library Association, 2011. Print.
  7. 7. ReferencesLanda, Keith. “Adventures in Open Source: Lessons Learned at Purchase College.” SUNY CIT 2011: 20/20 Vision, Looking Forward & Remembering the Past. Oneonta, NY. 2011.Gervasio, Darcy and Rebecca Oling. “Photos of Plagiarism Files.” Purchase College, SUNY. 2011.