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*History: Start Your Research

What is Zotero?

Zotero allows you to collect, organize, cite and share your research sources and enables the download, capture, and indexing of full text from PDFs and websites. 

You can view a visual Zotero quick start guide here

Dr. Foster's Downloading and Using Zotero with Chrome

  1. Go to to load Zotero 5.0 stand-alone application
  2. Load Zotero-Chrome Connector
  3. Register for a Zotero account (upper-right corner of Zotero webpage)
  4. Open Zotero stand-alone
  5. Go to the Edit menu, select “Preferences”—> “Sync” to link to your Zotero account
  6. Still in Preferences, click the Export tab
  7. Change Default Format to “Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (full note)”
  8. Close Preferences
  9. Click on the “add folder” icon in the upper-left corner, create “AST 401” folder
  10. In Chrome, navigate to Hutchins Electronic Resources, save page to Zotero, add note to abstract
  11. Access ArtStor, JSTOR, WorldCat

Dr. Foster's Zotero Exercises

  1. Search JSTOR for Amitav Acharya’s “Asia is not one”
  2. Click on the article title
  3. Click Download PDF and accept JSTOR terms
  4. Add to Zotero library by clicking the article icon in the upper-right corner of Chrome, note that the PDF is saved
  5. Go to WorldCat to search Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies
  6. Click on the title
  7. Add to Zotero by clicking the book icon in the upper-right corner
  8. In Zotero, right-click Acharya’s article citation
  9. Select Generate report, copy to clipboard
  10. Open Word, note the Zotero menu
  11. In Zotero, right-click Acharya’s article, select Generate bibliography
  12. In Word, paste the citation
  13. Insert citations in mock paragraph
  14. Edit citations
  15. Generate bibliography
  16. Edit bibliography