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EXPL 145: zotero and library booksHolly HendriganLiaison Librarian, Explorations
Today’s workshop By the end of this workshop, you will • Have your own Zotero account • Add references to Zotero • Create a Zotero bibliography • Find books and book chapters
Zotero! • “Citation management tool” • Bibliographic time saver • With a few clicks, you will generate a 1st draft of your bibliography
“DISCLAIMER” Zotero is “Not Officially Supported by SFU”
Step 1: download & install • Load Firefox • Start > Firefox • Zotero.org
Step 2: Start adding references • Library Search catalogue tab: What objects mean • Click on first record • Click on Book icon in location bar
Practice time! • Do some searches in the Library Catalogue • Add them to your Library
Create a bibliography • Highlight titles • Right click on section • Choose: Create Bibliography from Selected Sources • Choose style (APA? MLA?) • Copy to clipboard • Open MS-Word • Paste
Get organized! • Library: contains every citation you capture • Folders: Organized by subject, assignment, etc. • Click folder on far left: “New Collection” • Name it • Drag & drop to collection
Beware bibliography generators Finkelstein, Joanne. The Art of Self Invention: Image and Identity in Popularvisual Culture. London ; New York : New York: I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Print.
Finkelstein, Joanne. The Art of Self Invention: Image and Identity in Popular Visual Culture. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. Print.
Finkelstein, Joanne, and ebrary, Inc. The Art of Self Invention: Image and Identity in Popular Visual Culture. London ; New York : New York: I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Web. 24 Sept. 2012.
Finkelstein, Joanne. The Art of Self Invention Image and Identity in Popular Visual Culture. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. Ebrary. Web. 24 Sept. 2012.
How to fix wonky citations 1. Edit citation in Zotero • Delete ebrary as author • BUT Zotero does not, yet, recognize e-books as a separate format 2. Edit citation in document 3. Confirm correct format in Citation Guides
More info • York University Libraries guide • 2 hour Citation management tools: Which one is right for you? Workshop: Nov 27, 12:30, SUR 3300
Finding books: Why? • Comprehensive accounts of research or scholarship • Broader historical perspective • More complete information (causes, effects, long-term consequences, fuller conclusions, etc.)
Finding books/chapters Method 1: keyword searching in catalogue Eg “bicycle*”: 591results Narrow: add term “identity”
Catalogue tips Up your relevancy: Add terms such as • “Social aspects” • “History” • “Environmental aspects” • “in popular culture” • “psychological aspects” • “in art”
Subject headings • Interested in the issue of overconsumption? • Search as keyword. • See # 16: Psychology and consumer culture : the struggle for a good life in a materialistic world • Follow links at the bottom of the record
Overcoming obstacles 1. Terms count. Brainstorm synonyms • Handbags OR purses • Bicycles OR bikes OR cycling • IPhone or cell phone or cellular telephone or smart phone or mobile telephone
2. Be prepared to think broad Nothing on… • Handbags? • Cell phones? • Espresso machines?
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
For more help… • Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org • F2F librarian help @ library: 10-6/10-5 Fri/Sat • AskAway: links from home page, databases • Text Us: 604.724.5898
Questions? Holly Hendrigan Explorations Liaison Librarian Fraser Library, SFU Surrey email@example.com 778.782.8023