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Introduction to Zotero

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Lisa Abbott 

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Course Description

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It integrates with your web browser, where you do most of your research. It senses and extracts bibliographic and other information allowing you to add it to your personal library. This session is open to students, faculty and staff.

About the Course

Learning Community: Belk Library and Information Commons
Workshop Type: Face to face

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Set-up and manage preferences for basic functionality
  • Collect and store bibliographic citations and accompanying data, including PDFs
  • Cite as you write and create a bibliography
  • Utilize Zotero documentation resources


  • Bring your laptop. Before the session, download/install the 3 items below:
  • Zotero - https://www.zotero.org/download/
  • 1. Install the application Zotero 5.0 for Windows (or macOS, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit)
  • 2. Install the corresponding Zotero Connector for either Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
  • 3. Register for a Free Zotero Account.
  • Please note: Consider updating other core software (operating system, browser, word processing) on your laptop.

Class Sections and Registration

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  Day Date Time Leader Location Section Enrolled Waitlist
Mon 09/10/18 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Abbott, Lisa Belk Library Rm. 026 91018 0 of 15 0
Fri 09/28/18 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Abbott, Lisa Belk Library Rm. 026 92818 0 of 15 0
Tue 11/06/18 9:00 PM – 10:15 PM Abbott, Lisa Belk Library Rm. 026 11618 0 of 15 0