EMU Information / EMU Resources / Pro Tips / January 27, 2015

Are you a grad student? Do you do a lot of research? I repeat myself…

Have you heard of Zotero? As a grad student, you do a lot of research for different classes. How many times have you had to do citations the old fashioned way? Do the words APA make you want to scream?  The library wants to help!

The library is offering an introductory workshop on Zotero , a free, open-source, cross-platform (Windows, Mac OS X,Linux) software that facilitates collecting research sources (import metadata from library subscription databases and public web sites), and then organizing, citing, and sharing those sources. If you struggle with or complain about the mandates of academic citation styles, this free program might help.

This workshop will demonstrate: Downloading/installing Zotero , Registering for a free Zotero account, Setting up Zotero , Adding items to Zotero (books, articles), Organizing items into collections, Formatting references/creating bibliography, Using the free Microsoft Word Zotero plugin to write your paper with correctly formatted in-text citations and post-text bibliography.

The workshop will be offered two times, and held in Halle Library Room 111, on the following dates/times:

Wednesday , February 11, 2015 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Saturday , February 14, 2015 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Space is limited to 30 students per session. To register, please contact Keith Stanger at (kstanger@emich.edu )

Tags:  Academic Success Grad Students research seminar Zotero

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