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Zotero (Researcher Workshop)

Links, examples and materials to accompany a Zotero workshop.

Set Up

Adding Stuff

1. Article Record Export  

2. Drag and Drop PDFs

Try downloading these files to your computer, then dragging them into Zotero from your file manager

3. Zotero Connector

Use the browser plugin to to add these articles to your library.

4. Add using magic wand icon (ISBN, DOI, PMID, URL, arXiv ID, ADS Bibcode)


In order of appearance the numbers represent a DOI, ISBN and arXiv ID.

5. Find Available PDF & Library Lookup

Set up:

Preferences> Advanced> General> OpenUrl 


Pick a record (e.g. How to undertake a research project and write a scientific paper) and right-click and select "Find Available PDFs". Alternatively, use the little green arrow next to the search box at the top to get to the library look-up.





6. Save a Webpage with a Snapshot (browser plugin)


Inserting Citations & Creating Bibliographies

If you have to re-install word processor plug ins, information is available for Manually Installing the Zotero Word Processor Plugin

Grad Steps Workshop Evaluation