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Zotero: an open source reference management tool for researchers

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Zotero: an open source reference management tool for researchers

  1. 1. Zotero: an Open Source Reference Management tool for researchers Prajeesh Bhaskaran M.G University Library, Kottayam
  2. 2. Project : Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, USA. Funded by : Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Zotero- word derived from an Albanian verb meaning "to master” Zotero- free & open source reference management software
  3. 3.  Zotero 4.0 is a standalone software coupled with the browsersZotero 4.0 is a standalone software coupled with the browsers Safari, Google Chrome & FirefoxSafari, Google Chrome & Firefox   Available for Mac OS X, Windows, and LinuxAvailable for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux   Supported in many languagesSupported in many languages   Duplicate Detection and mergingDuplicate Detection and merging Zotero 4.0
  4. 4. How to get Zotero
  5. 5.  Collect- Automatic sensing of the content  Organize- organize in to collection and sub collections, tags creation  Cite- create footnotes, in-text citations, endnotes and bibliographies  Synchronize  Collaborate- join different research gruops on any topic or create their own groups, can share their library with the members Features
  6. 6. Automatic sensing of the content
  7. 7.  Zotero support online syncing, allowing to access Zotero library on any computer with internet access.  Zotero syncing has two parts: data syncing and file syncing. Zotero's Sychronization
  8. 8.  The Word processor or Libre Office or Neo office plugins helps to generate bibliographies, in-text citations or footnotes automatically  Ability to edit citations directly in the word processor document  More than 6000 style formats for creating bibliographies and citation. Word Processor Plugin Integration
  9. 9. Zotero toolbar allows to add citation Click on the “Zotero Insert Citation” icon Inserting Citations
  10. 10. Import & Export The following biblipgraphic formats can import  Zotero RDF  MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema)  BibTeX  RIS  Refer/BibIX  Unqualified Dublin Core RDF
  11. 11.  Report generated from collection  PDF Full text indexing  Zotero File Storage  ZotFile & ZotFile Reader  Zotero &Wikipedia  Zotero Maps  Zotero Timeline  Zotero groups Zotero's APIs
  12. 12.  Does not work with Internet Explorer as IE is proprietary nature of the browser, but can install ‘standalone’ on Windows OS  Zotero could not prevent or remove duplicate items-need to remove duplicate items manually.  Zotero does not have as many reference sytles as RefWorks or EndNotes  Problem of storage- saves in browser need to purchase extra space Limitations of Zotero Storage Quota Cost 2 GB $20/year (equal to $1.67 per month) 6 GB $60/year (equal to $5 per month) Unlimited 1) $120/year (equal to $10 per month)
  13. 13. THANK YOU.

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