Zotero for Research and Inspiration
Topics & Tags: Feminist Theory (Standpoint, Intersectionality, Positionality), Judy Chicago, Feminist Pedagogy, Feminist Art, Arts-based Research, Research-based Art, Participatory Public Art
Getting Started with Zotero
Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/) is a free Firefox plug-in for recording and organizing bibliographic information about Web pages, images, and online journal articles, and bibliographical information not online.
Zotero enables export of selected references as a formatted bibliography text file in recognized writing styles such as APA and MLA, or custom reference styles.
Zotero is a research tool that leverages the concept of tagging.
Zotero can extract key metadata from Web pages and insert them into citations. In addition to collecting metadata, Zotero organizes user-generated information including snapshots, images (e.g., from Flickr), notes, attachments, tagging, and related items.
Zotero is a tool in which students can learn both research and Web 2.0 skills.
Once the plug-in is installed, the Zotero icon is at the bottom of the Firefox browser, easy to access your private entries, as well as to join groups or create a new group. For a quick start video tutorial go to http://www.zotero.org/support/quick_start_guide
In this course, please join the Judy Chicago group at https://www.zotero.org/groups/judychicago.
Once in the Judy Chicago group create a folder or contribute to an existing folder within the group set up for the course to collaboratively build knowledge about the emergent themes of the course. You may also create a new collection.
Create a Bibliography in Zotero assignment:
Set goal for creating a bibliography, identify a minimum of 5 keywords important to you to tag resources, and articulate this as a blog entry due 1/24.
Set up at the minimum 1 topic in Zotero, tag and add to others’ topical reference list on Zotero throughout the semester (due 5/1).