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IPP Workshop Series | Marie-Christine Boucher: Introduction to Zotero: Collect, Organize and Cite Sources


Dec 13, 2022 from 02:00 to 04:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)



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There are many advantages to automating your reference management process with tools such as Zotero, Citavi or Endnote, not least including being quicker and more consistent than a manual process. Let technology do the work for you, while you concentrate on the content of your writing! Though these advantages apply to any similar tool, this workshop introduces Zotero, a free and open-source reference management software.

In this hands-on workshop, we will explore three major functions of reference management software:


  • collecting sources (automatic and manual importing, editing)
  • organizing information (creating collections, using tags)
  • citing references (creating and exporting bibliographies, with and without the Zotero plugin).


Towards the end of the workshop, we will go over some suggestions for a more advanced use of Zotero in an academic writing workflow.


Please bring your laptop with Zotero already installed* and, if applicable, some references you would like to organize (be it a list on a spreadsheet or a document file, a collection of PDF articles, or a pile of books).


* Please install the Zotero standalone software, browser connector and word processor plugin before the workshop. Download and info on the Zotero website:


The IPP Workshop Series

It offers IPP members the opportunity to lead a workshop on current concepts and methods in the Study of culture. The aim of the series is to create an interactive discussion group for doctoral candidates and students. The topics can range from general introductions to various "schools" of literary and cultural theory to concepts, methods and topics of literary and cultural theory.