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Citation Management

Writing a paper is complicated. Collecting, managing, sharing, and citing sources is simple with citation management.

About Zotero

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a citation management system for collecting, managing, sharing, and citing sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser, and it's free!

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections, create bibliographies, share citations, and to add them to documents while you write.

Library Classes

Introduction to Zotero

Sherman Fairchild Library  //  Third Floor
SFL 328  //  Multimedia Conference Room (MCR)

Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Looking for an easy way to store, manage and search for bibliographic references? Introduction to Zotero may be just the quick-start session you need. Zotero is an open-source community-developed bibliographic citation manager that has similar capability to EndNote. Demonstrations will include importing citations into Zotero from academic sources, preparing bibliographies, using word processor integration, cloud sharing functionality, and other topics as audience interest dictates (and as time allows).


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2:00-3:00 pm

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

4:30-5:30 pm

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Migrating to Zotero from EndNote

To export an EndNote library for use in Zotero:

  1. Open EndNote and select the citations you want to export.
  2. Go to File > Export.
  3. Set “Save as type” to XML.
    • NOTE: If you only want to export a subset of your library, check the “Export Selected References” box. Otherwise, make sure it is unchecked.
  4. Click “Save.”
  5. Close Endnote.
  6. In Zotero, go to File > Import.
  7. When asked “Where do you want to import from?” choose “A file (BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, etc.).”
  8. Double-click the XML file that was exported from EndNote.
  9. Citations are added to a collection in Zotero sharing the same name as the XML file (in most cases “My EndNote Library").

To export an EndNote library including PDF attachments for use in Zotero:

  1. In EndNote, select the citations you want to export and then go to File > Export; a dialog box will pop up asking you where to save the export file.
  2. In that dialog box, navigate to your EndNote data directory (typically, "My Documents\endnote.Data"); this directory contains a 'PDF' folder, but make sure to select the data directory rather than any sub-directory. (This is important: Zotero will look for file attachments in a directory relative to the XML file you are about to export. If this file is located in the wrong place during import into Zotero, file attachments will not be imported.)
  3. Set “Save as type” to XML, click “save” and the file should now be in your "My Documents\endnote.Data" folder.
    • NOTE: If you only want to export a subset of your library, check the “Export Selected References” box. Otherwise, make sure it is unchecked.
  4. In Zotero, go to File > Import.
  5. When asked “Where do you want to import from?” choose “A file (BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, etc.).”
  6. Double-click the XML file that was exported from EndNote.
  7. Citations are added to a collection in Zotero sharing the same name as the XML file (in most cases “My EndNote Library").

Credits

Some of the contents of this LibGuide have been adapted from Zotero wiki content distributed under various Creative Commons licenses found at https://www.zotero.org/support/licensing. Additional content has been adapted from the Zotero LibGuide by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.