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Zotero (Workshop)

Links, examples and materials to accompany a Zotero workshop.

Presenter: Carol Cooke (
Co-Host: Hal Loewen (

Note: we are waiting for developers with Zotero to release Zotero 7 shortly. Some of the instructions in this video may not be suitable for the new version. We're excited too!

Links mentioned in the video:

Zotero workshop library guide -

Appointments with UM Librarians -

Video - Zotero and the Zotfile extension -    • Zotero and the Zotfile Extension  


0:05 Introduction

4:46 About Zotero

11:15 Zotero software navigation and organization

14:10 Import references using Zotero connector

18:27 Find available PDF for a citation

19:36 Organizing your pdfs - creating collection(s) and sub-collection(s)

26:19 Save a citation for a web page and it's snapshot

29:05 Import references using PDFs and drag and drop

33:10 Import references using an RIS file from an article database

35:42 Adding citations manually

38:17 Writing and citing using Zotero and Word

44:11 Storage costs

46:02 Capturing YouTube citations

47:08 What to do if you are over your storage limit

48:10 Word Zotero Bibliographies and ordering citations in numbered citation styles

48:38 How do you get the bibliography into Word

50:09 Wrap up