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Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills

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Zotero: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced)


This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free plug-in for the Firefox web browser which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Open Office, or LaTeX document.

Target audience
  • All current University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Familiarity with the use of Firefox and either Word, Open Office or LaTeX

Topics covered
  • Creating a research database of references
  • Adding citations to a document using your database of references

Self-paced from detailed notes with advisor available to help with any problems and a brief introductory talk

Taught using

Zotero v. 4.0.29 on MCS Windows

  • Some optional sections available depending on your preferred word-processor package

One session of two hours


Twice a year

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