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Translations of this page: Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Read on for an overview of Zotero's features and capabilities. What is Zotero? Before learning what Zotero does, it is important to know what it is. How do I install it? Zotero is installed by visiting, clicking the Download button on the page, and selecting the version of Zotero you wish to install. How do I open Zotero? For Zotero for Firefox, click the Zotero icon in the Firefox toolbar to open your Zotero library. Zotero Standalone can be opened from your operating system's dock or file manager like any other program. What does Zotero do? Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. What kind of items are there? Every item contains different metadata, depending on what type it is. What can I do with items? Items appear in the center column. Collections Tags Notes

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Home - Literature Review - LibGuides at University of Toledo Libraries Good scholarship involves: Connecting ideas, theories, experienceApplying method/methodology to different areasCreating new synthesis or insightRe-examining existing knowledge An essential means toward this end is the literature review. Zotero Basics - Zotero - LibGuides at Purdue University Libraries Think of the last research paper you wrote. How many sources did you cite in it? How did you manage all of those references and sources? For large papers, you may need to keep track of dozens or even hundreds of sources. After doing your research, you can waste hours and hours getting your citations into the proper format, in the correct order in your paper, and listed in your bibliography.

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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers Use the LUNA Browser to check out David Rumsey’s Map Collection with more than 30,000 images, searchable by keyword. Find excellent sources for women’s history with the Genesis dataset and extensive list of web resources. Get access to historical military records through Fold3, the web’s premier collection of original military records and memorials. Census Introduction - U.S. Census and Demographic Information - Research Guides at University of Michigan Library Welcome to the MLibrary research guide for Census and demographic information! Here are a few things you should know before beginning your search for Census data. The Decennial Census: The decennial census is a constitutionally mandated count of the population of the U.S. which is conducted by the government every ten years. The count is used for apportioning Congressional seats, as well as many other purposes, such as demographic research, allocating funding, and informing public policy.

Using DEVONthink for Course Management « parezco y digo DEVONthink is an extremely powerful and adaptable database program that has significant potential for qualitative researches across the humanities. It’s ability to store and connect discrete bits of information, from the quickly jotted idea to pdfs of articles, books, dissertations (many of which can now be downloaded directly from UMI), and the like, is in my experience unparalleled in either the Mac or Microsoft worlds. Your mileage may vary, but that has been my experience. Last Fall I wrote a series of posts documenting what was then my digital workflow, and which utilized DEVONthink Pro Office 1.5. Those posts are all linked to here.

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