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Zotero Evangelism for Grad Students Rebecca Onion  9.16.11
What Is It?  <ul><li>“A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It li...
Basic Functions  <ul><li>Tutorials I made for my undergrads, covering basic input methods:  </li></ul><ul><li>http://ameri...
Advantages of Zotero for planning future research  <ul><li>Use an ever-evolving system of folders to contain and correlate...
Inputting Archival Materials  <ul><li>Jpegs go in folder on desktop – make sure to include metadata in some way, either in...
Entertain Yourself
Digital Hoarding (am I a Collyer brother?)
Link to this Slideshow  <ul><li>www.rebeccaonion.com/teaching/zotero -for-grad-students   </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Zotero Evangelism for Grad Students Rebecca Onion 9.16.11
  2. 2. What Is It? <ul><li>“A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.” </li></ul><ul><li>CHNM </li></ul><ul><li>But what does it look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Why’s it better than Endnote? Or is it? </li></ul><ul><li>http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/zotero-vs-endnote/33157 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic Functions <ul><li>Tutorials I made for my undergrads, covering basic input methods: </li></ul><ul><li>http://americanchildhoods.com/resources/zotero/building-your-zotero-library/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://americanchildhoods.com/resources/zotero/adding-zotero-citations-in-word/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://americanchildhoods.com/resources/zotero/adding-zotero-citations-in-openoffice/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of Zotero for planning future research <ul><li>Use an ever-evolving system of folders to contain and correlate leads </li></ul><ul><li>Put items in more than one folder </li></ul><ul><li>Organize items for future revisions </li></ul><ul><li>SEARCHABLE </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to back up! Pay CHNM, or use www.carbonite.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inputting Archival Materials <ul><li>Jpegs go in folder on desktop – make sure to include metadata in some way, either in the photo or in your folder name </li></ul><ul><li>At your leisure, open up jpegs in Preview, make sure they’re small enough (do a save-as and decrease quality), turn into PDFs ( http://www.pdfsam.org/ is free) and combine </li></ul><ul><li>Create Zotero record, input your own metadata, and attach PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Rename PDF using record metadata </li></ul>
  6. 6. Entertain Yourself
  7. 7. Digital Hoarding (am I a Collyer brother?)
  8. 8. Link to this Slideshow <ul><li>www.rebeccaonion.com/teaching/zotero -for-grad-students </li></ul>

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