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Zotero slides for Victoria History Honours students March 2014

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  1. 1. Zotero for Firefox Paul Emsley Subject Librarian (Music, Art History, Philosophy and Education)
  2. 2. This session will cover … • Zotero – what is it and what can it do? • Installing Zotero plugin and Zotero Word plugins for Firefox • Downloading bibliographic information of books and journal articles in Zotero • Creating and editing in-text citations and bibliographies
  3. 3. What is Zotero and what does it do? • Reference/Citation management software • A Plugin for Firefox (also standalone version) • Manages references like Endnote • Allows you to access your library from any internet- connected computer (except Victoria student domain) • Downloads bibliographic data from web pages • Creates in-text citations/footnotes/bibliographies in a referencing style you choose in MS Word • More info at http://www.zotero.org/support/
  4. 4. Other versions of Zotero • Mac users can install Zotero plugin for Mac Firefox • Mac: there are “connectors” for Safari” and Chrome • Zotero Standalone version: an Windows independent application – works with Chrome or Safari and their “connectors”
  5. 5. How Zotero works
  6. 6. Firefox/Frontmotion installation - 1 On Campus Computers: • Zotero/Firefox combination only works on staff domain computers • ITS need to install Firefox/Frontmotion for you if it isn’t on the computer • Zotero needs Firefox (Frontmotion) v24.0 or newer: ITS will ned to update it for you
  7. 7. Firefox/Frontmotion installation - 2 Anyone can install Firefox on personal, laptop and home computers. To install: • Go to http://www.mozilla.org/firefox • or http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html • Make sure you install the en-US language version
  8. 8. Go to http://www.zotero.org/ to download and install Zotero
  9. 9. Next … create your account (register)
  10. 10. Create your account (register)
  11. 11. Next … install the Firefox Microsoft Word plugin
  12. 12. When Zotero has been installed in Firefox you will see the Zotero icon
  13. 13. Firefox Zotero pane
  14. 14. My Library (on the Zotero server)
  15. 15. Zotero Standalone version pane
  16. 16. How Zotero looks in Firefox
  17. 17. Adjusting the height of the Zotero pane
  18. 18. Left column: shows collections/folders
  19. 19. Left column: creating new collections
  20. 20. Left column: creating sub-collections
  21. 21. Centre column: shows contents of collections/folders
  22. 22. Right column: shows record details
  23. 23. Setting up syncing for your Zotero library
  24. 24. Setting up syncing: open “Preferences”
  25. 25. Setting up syncing: select “sync automatically” in preferences
  26. 26. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: books
  27. 27. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: automatic download
  28. 28. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: Zotero can do multiple downloads simultaneously
  29. 29. Multiple downloads: tick the items you want
  30. 30. What if an item won’t download? You can search for books by ISBN number
  31. 31. Searching for books by ISBN number: ISBN search box
  32. 32. Downloading bibliographic information into Zotero: journal articles
  33. 33. If you don’t see the document icon: export the time to Endnote/Zotero
  34. 34. Export directly to Endnote (Zotero)
  35. 35. Zotero has duplicate detection
  36. 36. Merge duplicates
  37. 37. Creating a bibliography inZotero
  38. 38. Create bibliography – select citation style and output format
  39. 39. A sample bibliography Appleby, Joyce. “The American Heritage: The Heirs and the Disinherited.” The Journal of American History 74.3 (1987): 798–813. JSTOR. Web. 8 May 2013. Cartwright, William H. The Reinterpretation of American History and Culture. Washington: National Council for the Social Studies, 1973. Print. Condit, Carl W. “The First Reinforced-Concrete Skyscraper: The Ingalls Building in Cincinnati and Its Place in Structural History.” Technology and Culture 9.1 (1968): 1–33. JSTOR. Web. 8 May 2013. Current, Richard N. American History: a Survey. New York: Knopf, 1961. Print. DeConde, Alexander. Patterns in American History. 3d ed. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth Pub. Co, 1973. Print. Merk, Frederick. Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History: a Reinterpretation. New York: Vintage Books, 1966. Print. A Vintage Book V-318. “Political Theory, History of Political Thought, and Methodology.” The American Political Science Review 62.4 (1968): 1301–1324. JSTOR. Web. 8 May 2013. Reconstructing American Literary History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1986. Print. Harvard English Studies 13. Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-1968. New York: Chelsea House, 1971. Print.
  40. 40. Microsoft Word – Zotero icons
  41. 41. Zotero buttons in the Word tool bar
  42. 42. Zotero shortcuts in Word for Mac 2008/2011
  43. 43. Word: insert in-text citation button
  44. 44. Word: in-text citation button: when you start a new document you will be asked to select a citation style
  45. 45. Word: in-text citation: select the item you want to cite from the list.
  46. 46. Word: in-text citation: add a page number
  47. 47. Word: in–text citations: example
  48. 48. Editing an in-text citation (footnote)
  49. 49. Word: Zotero citation editor
  50. 50. Word: Zotero citation editor
  51. 51. Word: keep adding in-text citations
  52. 52. Word: create bibliography button
  53. 53. Word: creating a bibliography
  54. 54. Word: editing your bibliography
  55. 55. Word: Edit Bibliography window
  56. 56. Have fun with Zotero! • Thank you for your attention • For further information, view Zotero’s support page @ http://www.zotero.org/support/ • The slides for this session are at http://www.slideshare.net/paulwe1/zotero4firefoxhistory