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Zotero User's LibGuide: About Zotero

A pathfinder for students and faculty to learn about using Zotero at FSU

RefWorks Transition

Florida State Universities’ access to the state-wide RefWorks subscription will end on December 31, 2020. All RefWorks users must transfer their bibliographic information to an alternate citation manager before December 31.  After December 31, FSU users’ RefWorks accounts will be permanently inaccessible.

The decision to cancel the RefWorks subscription was based on tightening budgets and the availability of high quality, free or low cost alternatives. Instructions on transferring data from RefWorks to Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote will be available soon.

 

Steps for Setup

A quick overview of the set-up steps you should take to make full use of Zotero:

  1. Create a free Zotero.org account.
  2. Install Zotero
  3. Link your account to your Zotero instance
  4. Get started!
  5. Don't forget about Zotero's collaboration and group collection features.

Zotero's Key Features & Helpful Information

 

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that helps collect, manage, and cite research sources.

  • Automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases, and more.
  • Save PDF files, images, screenshots, and other files.
  • Enter notes and tags that can be searched to build easy connections between sources.
  • Quickly create formatted bibliographies in many different styles.
  • Use Zotero with word processing programs like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and OpenOffice.
  • Sync the citations and files you save online across multiple devices.
  • Share your saved information online with groups.
  • As an open source program, Zotero is free.

 

Useful Links

Contact Us

Matthew Hunter

Digital Scholarship Technologist

mhunter2@fsu.edu

850.645.2122

Strozier Library, 0013 LIB

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