Zotero Workshop by University Libraries Online
Do you have trouble orgazing all of the research sources (journal articles, book chapters, websites) that you need for projects? Are you tired of manually typing up in-text citations and bibliographies? Save time and increase your productivity by using Zotero, a free bibliographic-manager tool for research literature management! Attend this workshop to learn the basics of getting started with this software.
Never heard of a bibliographic manager? Bibliographic management tools, like Zotero, help researchers of all levels—undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff, and beyond—quickly download citation data and full-text copies of information sources from the internet, organize source records, easily insert auto-formatted citations during writing, and more. They are major time-savers. We often hear students say they wish they learned about Zotero sooner!
Zotero includes both desktop and cloud-based applications. The desktop software helps you organize your literature collection the same way as you would a music library, and the cloud version ensures that you can access your citations from anywhere. Automatically save articles to Zotero from the internet with a browser extension, organize them in your library, and use a plug-in during your writing process to automatically insert in-text citations and full bibliographies in MS Word and Google Docs.
Related LibGuide: Zotero: A Beginner's Guide by Todd Quinn
- Wednesday, April 3, 2024
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Recommended prep work for University Libraries Zotero workshop
NOTE: It is not possible to troubleshoot individual software installation issues during the workshop. Please download Zotero software prior to the workshop and contact a subject librarian if you have any issues. Attendees are also welcome to follow along with the instructor in place of hands-on work.
- If you use Microsoft Word, close all Microsoft Office products prior to downloading Zotero.
- This allows Zotero to add a plug-in to the Word application during installation, which enables in-text citations and bibliographies.
- Google Docs provides the add-in after you add the Connector (See point 4 below). This may require that you restart your browser.
- Go to https://zotero.org/download using a Firefox or Chrome browser window.
- Download and install Zotero 6.0
- Install the Zotero Connector for your browser (Recommend using Firefox or Chrome.)
- Create a Zotero account by clicking "Register" in the upper right corner of https://www.zotero.org. This account lets you sync the library from your local software application to provide a backup copy of citations/abstracts in the cloud, giving you access anywhere. It also lets you share citations with group libraries.
For more tips, review the University Libraries Zotero Beginner’s Guide at https://libguides.unm.edu/zotero.