A Zotero Self-Paced Study Guide

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Using Zotero will save you hours of typing out references! Just work through these 24 short tasks and you'll be good to go.

About. Zotero is free software which you can use on any platform:

  • to record references manually and from online searches;
  • to build up a library as you search online, store references on your computer AND synchronise them online with a free Zotero account;
  • to tag and search references, store abstracts and notes on your readings;
  • to automatically compile references in your course assignments, thesis or papers for publication.

Zotero is designed to work in conjunction with Word and OpenOffice.

Pedagogical content. Work through this comprehensive but easily accessible study guide at your own pace. There are 24 short tasks arranged around 5 main sections as outlined in the learning objectives below. You can also see some preview snapshots of the book at the bottom of this page. Spend an hour or so with your workbook and save hours of typing out references. (edit)

Resource details
Title A Zotero Self-Paced Study Guide
Topic ICT,  Reference management,  Zotero application
Learning Objectives

Become a Zotero whizz by working through these 5 sections:

  • installing the software/basic features
  • searching, sorting, reports and creating bibliographies
  • Zotero and Word - citations and reference lists
  • backing up and importing/exporting
  • further features and cool functions
Format / structure

Online workbook

Subject
Age of students / grade
Additional Resources/material needed

If you are planning to run a workshop on the basis of this study guide, see Zotero workshop.

Useful information


Files and resources to view and download

The workbook is available in two formats:

There is also a practice paragraph to use for linking zotero to written work by entering citations of different kinds:

Acknowledgement

Dr Bethan Morgan, Dr Sara Hennessy, Dr Zsolt Lavicza

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