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Zotero Basics (Workshop): Home

This guide includes a summary of our Zotero workshop, plus useful links to get you started.


This guide provides some notes from our Zotero workshop, gives you links to get you started, and will offer some tips and tricks to help you make better use of Zotero.

These workshops are offered to graduate students several times per year.  To inquire about the next scheduled workshop, please use the "Email me" link in the contact box.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • Describe the function and utility of a citation manager

  • Install Zotero onto their operating system, add-on in browser, & sync tab

  • Identify file types that can be saved in Zotero (books, journal articles, webpages, PDFs and images)

  • Collect citations from library search tools, the web, or enter records from scratch

  • Identify options to organize compiled resources using Zotero collections (folders), notes, tags, attachments, and collaborate

  • Create a bibliography

  • Identify limitations of Zotero (pulling in metadata - use an index rather, than just pulling in a PDF)

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This guide was created by Annie Platoff at the UCSB Library and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

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