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Study skills: Zotero for managing references - a live, online demonstration

Venue: Online

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Zotero is a free, open-source, online tool for managing references. This live demonstration will cover:

  • Downloading Zotero onto your computer
  • Using it to capture online resources automatically.
  • Organising references
  • Using Zotero with Word so you can add references to essays quickly and easily in MS Word.

The workshop will address multiple academic referencing styles including Harvard and MHRA. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions during the session.

Law students are advised not to attend this workshop. A different reference management tool called 'Endnote' is more suited to their needs because it works better with Lexis. UCL has a useful guide to Endnote.

This workshop will be repeated at various times throughout the academic year. There is also an online tutorial that covers all the key skills. There is more advice on academic referencing generally in the Birkbeck Study Skills module in Moodle.

This online workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams and you will be emailed the link after you have registered for the workshop. It is intended for enrolled Birkbeck students only, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop.

If you encounter any problems booking events through My Birkbeck, please book via the Birkbeck Events webpage.

All our workshops are repeated numerous times throughout the academic year. The resources and a recording of this workshop will be available in the Study skills resources section of the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module (student login required).

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops:

1. Time management and organising your studies
2. Procrastination, perfectionism and prioritisation
3. Reading for university
4. Note-making for academic purposes
5. Mindmapping
6. What is critical thinking?
7. Building and evaluating academic argument
8. Referencing and citation of academic sources
9. Summarising and paraphrasing effectively
10. Zotero academic referencing software - live demonstration
11. Exams and revision strategies
12. How to develop your concentration and focus
13. Academic skills clinic (group tutorial Q&A)

If you don't see these workshops on the schedule, you can find recordings of past workshops in our Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module.

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