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This library guide will soon be updated re:

1. Zotero 5.x for Firefox (Zotero in Firefox now uses Zotero Standalone instead of being contained in the browser)

2. Zotero and the updated interface for Search It (Primo)

Zotero Class Schedule

If you would like to schedule a Zotero class for a specialized group (i.e. grad students in a specific department), please contact me directly. Note the info on EndNote classes in the box below this one.

All Zotero workshops listed here are drop-in (no registration required, although many classes are cross-listed with WSU HRS);  all are welcome! Note: I schedule classes usually well in advance, and sometimes I have to cancel them. I'll always try to note it here, and have a sign up on the classroom door the day of the canceled class. Classes start at the time listed; if no one attends, I leave after 10 minutes.

Upcoming Zotero Workshops

Intro to Zotero (hands-on if you want)

  • CANCELLED! Thursday, August 31st  from 2-4pm  in Terrell 105 (just inside from the CUB tunnel). Please bring your own laptop
  • Thursday, September 14th from 2-4pm  in Terrell 105 (just inside from the CUB tunnel). Please bring your own laptop

Zotero Refresher (please bring your laptop with Zotero already installed)

  • Thursday September 21st  from 2pm-3pm in Terrell 105  (you can come to just the second half of the class if you want, but please inform me in advance):
    • First half hour:  Using Zotero with MS Word, Supercharging Zotero with ZotFile, Zotero Groups, other Zotero tools,  Q&A. 
    • Second half hour:  Zotero and mobile devices, more ZotFile, Q&A

About this page...

Lost your Zotero icon in Firefox? Look here 

I started a YouTube Playlist for screencasts I create about using Zotero. Don't expect polish... 

*****   So, what's Zotero?

Zotero is a free/mium, open source alternative to reference manager systems such as EndNote and RefWorks. Zotero allows you to easily save webpages and articles found in library subscription databases such as Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, JSTOR, and PubMed, as well as bibliographic details, PDFs or other files, comments/notes, and indexing terms. Most saved PDFs are searchable. When you are ready to write, you can use Zotero to integrate your references into your work in many citation styles using MS Word or LibreOffice. References can be backed up and shared between computers and even with other people over the Web. Zotero works with the Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers  (the last two via a standalone program); if you are using another browser (i.e. IE, your iPad, or an Android tablet browser) items can be added to your online library via a bookmarklet. Third-party apps are available to use Zotero on tablets and smartphones.

Update 11/28/2012 - Zotero users can edit citation styles themselves (this will make fixing citations and working with variant styles much easier). The process is being developed by Columbia University and Zotero frenemy Mendelay - find out more here and here, or test the beta version here (note: installing it will be different...)

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