Zotero: A guide for librarians, researchers, and educators, Second Edition

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2011’s Zotero: a guide for librarians, researchers, and educators was the first book-length treatment of this powerful research tool, and this completely revised and updated second edition is still the perfect guidebook to this robust, open access research tool that allows the user to manage all aspects of bibliographic data.

Functioning as a thorough introduction to Zotero—from setting up to saving, organizing, and citing items, and ending with more advanced topics—as well as a guide to teaching Zotero, including case studies of researchers throughout the book, this is both a guide to the tool and a handbook for understanding how different groups use it. Zotero also looks at strategies for developing effective support structures and channels within an institution and building the right linkages between relevant players, in particular library support staff and IT.

This second edition includes many more full-color figures, screenshots, and illustrations, revised bibliographies, substantial changes to the chapter on online tools, and the addition of a completely new chapter on add-ons and mobile applications. Zotero is a comprehensive guide for researchers who just need a how-to to help them make bibliographies; instruction librarians and teachers using Zotero in conjunction with classes doing research assignments; and reference librarians and tech support staff who are helping users with Zotero questions and problems.

Introduction to the second edition

Chapter 1. About Zotero
Chapter 2. Setting Up
Chapter 3. Saving and organizing references
Chapter 4. Creating bibliographies and writing with Zotero
Chapter 5. Cloud features: Synchronizing and sharing libraries
Chapter 6. Add-ons and mobile devices
Chapter 7. Teaching Zotero
Chapter 8. Supporting Zotero

About the author

Jason Puckett

Jason Puckett is Communication and Anthropology Librarian, Librarian for Virtual Services, and Assistant Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He was a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2010 for his work with technology in libraries. Puckett has a BA in English from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Florida State University, and has worked in libraries since 1993. He is a B-movie fan and an enthusiastic but unskilled video gamer. Puckett’s other book from ACRL, Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides, explores how ideas from user experience web design and learning theory can help librarians make online guides more effective and easier to use. He’s also written about digital rights management and open source and open access issues in libraries. More links and information about this book are available at jasonpuckett.net/zotero. The bibliography is available as a public group library at zotero.org/groups/z_guide_by_puckett. GSU’s Zotero guide, shared under a Creative Commons license, is available at http://research.library.gsu.edu/zotero.

"In this second edition of Zotero: a guide for librarians, researchers, and educators, Jason has significantly updated and improved on his 2011 edition, drawing on his rich experience supporting, teaching, and 'evangelizing' Zotero…[a] successful teacher will find this guide to understanding not just Zotero but also its users indispensable.”
— from the Foreword by Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University, leading specialist on the Zotero reference management software and the Citation Style Language