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1 EXPL 145: ZOTERO AND LIBRARY BOOKS Holly Hendrigan Liaison Librarian, Explorations

2 Today’s workshop  Learn about Zotero  Start building your Zotero library  Find books  Manipulate the catalogue  Quiz!

3 Zotero!  “Citation management tool”  Bibliographic time saver  Create a 1 st draft of your bibliography

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5 “DISCLAIMER” Zotero is “Not Officially Supported by SFU”

6 Step 1: download & install  Load Firefox  Start > Firefox  Zotero.org Zotero.org

7 Step 2: Start adding references  Library Search catalogue tab: What objects mean  Click on first record  Click on Book icon in location bar

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9 Meanwhile, look down

10 Zotero library

11 Zotero lives on your browser UNLESS you create an account and synch up Synching

12 Beware  Sometimes, Zotero gets things wrong  Example: film Canada Vignettes: The Maple Leaf in my Zotero account  Misattributed director as National Film Board.

13 Practice time!  Do some searches in the Library Catalogue  Add them to your Library

14 More info  York University Libraries guide York University Libraries guide  1 hour Citation management tools: Which one is right for you? Workshop: March 5th 12:30, SUR 3300

15 Finding books: Why?  Comprehensive accounts of research or scholarship  Broader historical perspective  More complete information (causes, effects, long-term consequences, fuller conclusions, etc.)

16 Finding books/chapters Method 1: keyword searching in catalogue Eg “cigarettes”: 494 results

17 Modify SearchLimit to printed work

18 Catalogue tips Up your relevancy: Add terms such as  “ Social aspects ”  “ History ”  “ Environmental aspects ”  “ industry ”  “ psychological aspects ”  “ in art ”

19 Subject headings  Interested in the issue of overconsumption? overconsumption  Search as keyword.  See # 2: Managing overflow in affluent societiesManaging overflow in affluent societies  Follow links at the bottom of the record

20 Practice time!

21 Overcoming obstacles 1. Terms count. Brainstorm synonyms  Handbags OR purses  Cigarettes OR tobacco use OR smoking OR nicotine addiction  IPhone or cell phone or cellular telephone or smart phone or mobile telephone

22 2. Be prepared to think broad Nothing on…  Handbags?  Cell phones?  Espresso machines?

23 3. Don’t marry your topic  Even in this age of information, many research gaps exist  It’s possible that no scholar has published on your topic  Mine a rich vein: leave the obscure for grad school

24 For more help…  Contact me:  F2F librarian library: 10-6/10-5 Fri/Sat  AskAway: links from home page, databases  Text Us:

25 Quiz!

26 Holly Hendrigan Explorations Liaison Librarian Fraser Library, SFU Surrey Questions?


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