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Getting started in the management of bibliographic references


Goal: To organize and cite your bibliographic references with Zotero

Description: You need to create a bibliography for an academic thesis, an article? You wish to manage your reference in the best way? This workshop offers a complete introduction into the free and open source reference management software Zotero.

Public: Students, PhD students, Post-Docs and Faculty


  • 90 min. workshop
  • registration needed
  • some sessions in English


  • Import references in Zotero from various bibliographic databases
  • Add fulltext (PDF) to your references and annotate them
  • Organize your Zotero library
  • Create in-text citations and a bibliography with Zotero and its Word plugin

Prerequisite: you need to install on your laptop Zotero and the connector for your browser: (in Uni Arve, Uni Bastions and Uni CMU, possibility to use the computers in the training room)
Installation guidelines (in French)

Note: If you hesitate between EndNote and Zotero, our comparison will help you to choose the most suitable software for your needs.

On request: Do you want  to go further with Zotero for sharing your references, saving you library on the cloud, using tags to organize your references or applying APA citation style ?
We offer online sessions of 15 or 20 minutes, on request. Please, contact us at biblio-mail-form(at)

Forthcoming sessions


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