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Collaborative research?

Zotero's group functionality allows you to share a set of references with a groups of like-minded researchers. Once you have an account on the group functionality is available to you. Just set up a group and manage members by emailing those you want to join in. See Jason Puckett's page for more information.

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Zotero & referencing


Zotero is a research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser and allows you to save bibliographic information. Whether you're searching a journal article in JSTOR or a book on iDiscover, one click on Zotero and you've got a reference for your dissertation. 

It takes a lot of the hard work out of formatting references, leaving you more time for writing and less time stressing about commas. 

Zotero tips: 

The best guide has been written by Jason Puckett.

12 'must know' (& REALLY HELPFUL) Zotero tips and techniques

Article and presentation information written by Dr Emma Coonan, formerly Research Skills Librarian, University Library, Cambridge.

Dr Emma Salgard-Cunha talks us through why she thinks English Literature students at the University of Cambridge could benefit from using Zotero and how to get started with it.

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  • 1:12 - Explanation of the Zotero interface
  • 4:40 - How to use Zotero with JSTOR 
  • 6:11 - How to enter a book reference manually
  • 7:20 - Zotero for taking notes 
  • 9:20 - How to export references to a document
  • 13:35 - Creating a bibliography 
  • 21:00 - Zotero and internet browsers 
  • 27:50 - Online and offline use

Tips to enhance research workflows

Notehound - additional functionality for Zotero

Note Hound is a highlight manager for Zotero users. For more information see the guide on the UCL IOE's site

Benefits of using Zotero

Relax while you reference

Separate study and home browsers

Save yourself time

Great for footnotes