Upcoming Zotero webinars

Although I am currently in the midst of introducing first-year Legal Process students to the wonders of Zotero, for those of you who want a bit more information (or know nothing about it), York Libraries is offering free webinars for Zotero tomorrow (January 31st) and Monday (February 4th). The info about the webinars (and Zotero in general) can be found here:

http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/zotero

I highly recommend it. If you don’t believe me, read this summary from the guide:

Zotero allows researchers to save references from library catalogues, research databases and web sites with a single click. It means your time is freed up from the tedious task of formatting citations, allowing you to focus on the research itself.

Why Zotero? Because it

  • is an open source software which is free to use and install
  • is easy to use
  • resides in your web browser where research happens
  • works on both Mac and Windows
  • its word plugin is compatible with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice

and it allows you

  • to import, manage, and annotate citations from various sources
  • to include PDFs of articles and other documents
  • to handle research and citation management in the same place
  • to generate bibiographies in a wide range of styles
  • to access your Zotero library from any computer with an internet connection
  • to share libraries and group accounts
You’re going to need all the help you can get for those 8,000 word papers you need to write in order to graduate, so learning about Zotero is highly recommended!

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