At UNBSJ we run a workshop series for faculty and staff . This week I’ll be doing a workshop on Zotero. Several years ago I attended the Zotero Evangelists training on the University of Washington campus, and have been a quiet evangelist since. I don’t get to use Zotero very much anymore, but for my recent presentation on Cognitive Dissonance I dipped back in. Wow! Things have improved. I’m still rusty for sure, but here are my notes for the workshop.
- A cloud-based storage for bibliographic data and pdfs
- Free, open source
- Register for your free account on the zotero.org web site
- Decide if you’re going to use Firefox (recommended), and install Firefox
- Install Zotero for Firefox
- Login to the Zotero plugin (that’s the step I usually forget). Here’s more information about that from Washington State University LibGuide
- If you’re planning on using Word along with Zotero to create bibliographies, install the Word plugin
- At the moment there seems to be two choice for the IOS, ZotPad and PaperShip. PaperShip allows you to annotate PDFs, which is very handy!
- There are tons of tutorials and guides on the Zotero web site, check under the Documentation tab