Citation/Document Management with Zotero
Why use zotero?1
I didn’t use it for the longest time despite being aware of it and, well, being a librarian and that I should have been using it…
Once I started using zotero… well, I’m sold. It has browser extensions that allow you to grab both the .pdf and metadata (citation info) with one click from major databases like Ebsco (all products), JStor, etc. It has plugins that integrate with Word (or LibreOffice, etc) that allow you to automatically insert citations into your paper, after which you can generate a bibliography in any citation style when you are finished2.
Also? It is a fairly quick way to screencap blog posts, web news, web pages, etc., if you use these resources in your field.
What this tutorial will do
It will show you how to set up zotero with a box account. Both are free. At the end of the tutorial you’ll be set up with a reference manager with 10gb of cloud storage for your articles/books/whatever (and 10gb is a fair amount of storage and box often has specials, like I managed to get up to 50gb of storage for free.
thanks so much for posting this. i have to read it in a bit cause i have zotero but haven’t began using it like that bc i was like ??? but yea :D