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Zotero workshop

2.1 Create collections

Below the main repository "My library" in the left column, you are now going to create your first collections by clicking the button "New collection".

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You may create as many collections or sub-collections as you wish.

In your Library, please create one collection entitled "zotero workshop":

2.2 Collect references

There are plenty of catalogs, scientific search engines and databases that allow you to collect references with Zotero. The servers on which these databases are hosted usually have Zotero translators : those piece of sotware help Zotero to recognize in a webpage the fields in which metadata are stored. If you are on a webpage that has no translator, at least, Zotero will collect basic information such as page title, name of the website, date, and URL.

In any case, to collect a reference, you just need to click on the Zotero's save button in your browser  , Note that this icon changes according to the type of the document that is displayed.

Most of scientific information providers allow metadata scraping with tools like Zotero or Mendeley

2.8 Add tags

If you have collected references from library catalogs, you may have noticed some keywords in the right column in the "Tag" tab.

Please add two keywords to each item of your personal collection. These keywords may mention the topic of your items or you can specify its use (for instance : major reference, additional reference, further reading).

The keywords will appear below the collections in the left column.

Thus, you've discovered a new way to browse your library.

If you decide not to use these keywords, you may retrieve your references using the search box at the top-right of the center column.

Be aware that you can assign color to a keyword (just right click it). It will be easier to find it.

2.3 Add 3 references in your collection



Reference 1

  1. With Supernova, the Rennes 1 discovery tool, collect (with the Zotero collector you have installed in your browser) the document entitled "Une contre-histoire de l'Internet" by Sylvain Bergère in the "workshop Zotero" you just have created

  2. check that all metadata are complete (Authors, title, publication title or publisher name, date...) and add the metadata you think are missing in the Zotero dashboard right column.


Reference 2

  1. In our institutional archive platform, collect this document "L'économie de l'information à l'heure des "fake news" : quels scénarios d'évolution?" from Marc Bassoni and Jean-Baptiste Lesourd, in the same collection "Zotero Workshop".

  2. check that all metadata are complete (Authors, title, publication title or publisher name, date...) and add the metadata you think are missing in the Zotero dashboard right column


Référence 3

  1. From this IFLA's webpage, collect this document "How to spot fake news?" from l'IFLA (International Federation of Libraries Assocciation), in the same collection.

  2. Note that when you import a PDF in a collection, Zotero may fail to find the reference of this PDF (when the PDF does not have a DOI for instance). In this case, if you need to cite this document in your work, you will have to create the reference manually and attach the PDF to it. In order to creat this reference, click on this button

  3. fill the required fields accordingly to bibliographic requirements (i.e for Vancouver, these requirements are avaiable here)