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Zotero for Anthropology of Time (101-6-21): Using Zotero with NUsearch

Getting Zotero

Zotero is a freely available open source bibliographic manager. Zotero is available for download at

  • Make sure your computer has Firefox 3.0 or later versions, or, if you plan on using the standalone version compatible with Google Chrome or Safari, make sure your computer has a recent version of one of these web browsers.
  • Download Zotero 2.1 or 3.0 beta (stand alone)
  • Once Zotero is installed you will see a Zotero button in the lower right corner of the Firefox window.

Getting records for books from NUsearch into Zotero

Use NUsearch, the library's search and discovery tool to locate books in the library collection.

Some potentially interesting searches in NUsearch:

  1. Make sure that Books, Images, & More tab is selected:

  2. Enter a keyword search. The example illustrated below is for the keywords Religion and Time

  3. To export some of the resulting bibliographic records into Zotero click on the folder icon in the address bar:
  4. Now select some records to add to your Zotero library:

  5. The records from NUsearchshould now be in your Zotero library:

Subject Guide

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Geoff Morse
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Northwestern University Library
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Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300
phone: 847-467-1866

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