Zotero - Your personal research assistant

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. The course will consist of two parts:

Introduction to Zotero:
Installation and integration with Microsoft Word and/or Google Docs. Learn how to build a library, cite sources, created a reference list, change citation style, correct metadata, organise library with tags, colors, use notes, use Zotero for scoping reviews and systematic reviews tasks.

Advanced Zotero:
Learn how to use Zotero with LaTeX, R-Markdown, or LibreOffice. Use Zotero in co-writing projects, build libraries in groups, integration with Leganto (you need to be teacher at the university to access Leganto reading list program). Using Zotfile for reading and annotations of documents on Ipad.

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, learners should a) be able to use Zotero as a reference manager for writing their Master's thesis and b) be able to use Zotero for various research workflows, for reference management in research groups and as a equipment for open science projects.


Please bring a Laptop or Mac, not Ipad or Notebook.

Have either a Gmail account or a full Microsoft Office installation (Zotero does not work well with Office365). Any browser except Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge are compatible with Zotero. It is useful to uncheck Microsoft browsers as your preferred browser on the laptop under the courses.

We do the Zotero installation in the course so it is important to have administration access to your computer.  You should also have LaTeX, R-Markdown, or LibreOffice installed as well if you want to learn how to use one or more of these specific programs with Zotero.

Target audience

All students and researchers as well as other interested participants.

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Published Dec. 13, 2019 1:55 PM - Last modified Jan. 6, 2020 3:31 PM