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Women and Work in America (HIST 250-01): ZOTERO CITING TOOL

Library guide for the course Women and Work in America.

Zotero Citing Tool

Zotero is a powerful tool that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

A personal research assistant.

Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.

Store and Organize anything.

Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, web-page snapshots, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can create folders, subfolders, keyword tags and Relate items.

Cite perfectly.

Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero.

A few testimonials from SXU students:

"My thoughts were a jumbled mess at first, but that jumbled mess became very organized with tags, relations, and folders. This site will be used my entire time at St. Xavier University. This site should be taught to everyone because it can help everyone manage projects and outline papers."

"As a freshman, this program is a very useful tool, and for future projects as an undergrad, graduate student, or even in the work place, Zotero can make researching information much less time consuming. This is a great tool that should be introduced to college students sooner than later."

"I definitely plan on using Zotero in the future and I know that it will help me organize my thoughts and materials."



Tips & Tricks:

  • create an account using the online cloud service (save the information for later)
  • download the client software (the Firefox version integrates much better; and you will need to reboot to see the Z appear)
  • NOTE: If you use Chrome, Safari, or IE ... you will need to install a connector and use the Standalone version
  • NOTE: If you cannot load software on your workstation ... you can still use the Bookmarklet to add materials to a default file.
  • download the linker to work with Word (to merge information into references and bibliographies)
  • run the client on your workstation, choose the Z on the top right, and from Preferences, Synch the account with the cloud (using your password from above)
  • be sure you have set the Preferences to automatically download attachments and to index the full text materials

View a brief tutorial on capturing material using Zotero. Capturing web page text and special pages.

View a brief tutorial on organizing materials using folders and subfolders, tags, and related links in Zotero.

View a brief tutorial on using Zotero to add references and create a bibliography in Word.


Below is a screen shot with the Zotero add-in (bottom pane) and the previously downloaded fulltext document re-opened in the top pane.


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