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Upcoming Zotero Training Sessions

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

All Zotero workshops listed here are drop-in (no registation 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 cancelled class. Classes start at the time listed; if no one attends, I leave after 10 minutes.

  • Thursday, Jun 4, 2015: Zotero Refresher
    12:30-1:30pm in Terrell 105. For people already using Zotero (Please bring your laptop with Zotero installed):
    12:30-1:Using Zotero with MS Word, Supercharging Zotero with zotfile, Q&A.
    1-1:30: Zotero and mobile devices, Q&A
  • Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015: Zotero Workshop
    From 1pm-3pm in Terrell 105 (just inside from the CUB tunnel). Feel free to bring your own laptop.

About this page...

5/2/2013 - lost your Zotero icon in Firefox? Look here 

11/20/2013 - What does this "Full-text Content Syncing" mean? You may have seen this on a pop-up when you opened Zotero. Its a good thing - here's more info.

2/24/2014: 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 - Sometime in the future Zotero users will be able to 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...)

(If you want to make your own [WSU] WorldCat searchbox or widget to place on a webpage, Facebook profile, etc., look here. This one shows items from a WSU WorldCat keyword search I created (you can erase the Zotero in the search box and type in your own search), but you can also create list widgets or undetermined keyword search widgets.)

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    As of 1/20/15, you will no longer need to leave the WSU Search it catalog to place a Summit request - it will be integrated into the Search it experience.
  • Citation Linker
    Use this link when you have a citation and want to get to the book or article. It will link to the item you want. If it is not available at the WSU Libraries, it will generate an automatic interlibrary loan form so you can easily request it.
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    Lots of useful information about how to use Search It, the WSU Libraries new library catalog, including *essential* info about the scopes & what they search.
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    Have you ever found something on the Web that you knew was available through the Libraries, but it was too much of a pain to log into the Libraries site and find it? Now we have a bookmarklet that you can add to your browser button bar so that you can log in via the Libraries and get immediate access (most of the time…) find out more about our new proxy bookmarklet. And it works with tablets too...
    Note: after you log in, if you don't get access, just click the proxy bookmarklet again and you will (if your browser is idle for too long you may need to log in again).

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