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Resources for Music History (MUH 3211)

Resources for Music History: Antiquity through the Baroque course

Music Quick Links

Frequently Used Resources


Zotero is a free resource to

  • compile your research
  • organize your research
  • cite articles, books, and more in your writing

How can I get started?

  • create an account at
    • basic storage level for articles is free
  • download the plug-in for your browser of choice -- Firefox is best
  • download the plug-in for Word or OpenOffice/LibreOffice
  • in the ideal scenario, download the free Zotero standalone program

What will I see in my browser?

Zotero icons in browserZotero icons in the Firefox browser include the Z (to open up the Zotero database), the capture icon, and the down arrow to save the entire web page as a Zotero database entry.



Capture icon with article entryWhen I've found an entry in a database (such as JStor) or the library catalog, the middle icon changes. In this example, I've found an article in JStor, so the icon has changed to a paper.



What happens when I click on that paper icon?

If you look at your Zotero database (also called library), you'll see the article listed. Click on the icon beside the citation, and you'll see the full text was saved as well.

What about that Word thing you showed us?

Assuming you've installed the Word plugin, you can bring up the Zotero options under the Add-Ins tab at the top of the screen (Word for PC) or under the AppleScript icon (Word for Mac). 


When you're ready to insert a citation, choose the first icon in the toolbar, and the very first time, you'll be prompted for which style guide for your document. Choose accordingly, and then you can search your database for the item you wish to cite.

Here I've searched for the madrigal article.



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