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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

  • Store references in one place
  • Keep reading notes linked to sources
  • Download citations directly from databases
  • Automatically format bibliographies and citations in MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, and many other styles using Microsoft Word and Open Office
  • Share your collections with collaborators
  • Access your Zotero library from any location and remotely back up and sync your library

Getting records for books from NUsearch into Zotero

Use NUsearch, the library's search and discovery tool to locate books, journal articles. videos, and other materials the library has access to.

Some potentially interesting searches in NUsearch:


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

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

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

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