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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? Two different workshop formats offer a complete introduction into the free and open source reference management software Zotero.

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

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

Zotero: complete workshop


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


  • Import references in Zotero from various bibliographic databases
  • Add fulltext to your references
  • 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)

Zotero step by step


  • series of 7 online workshops of ~20mn
  • exercises proposed at the end of the session, practice between sessions and resolution of problems encountered at the beginning of the next session
  • registration needed, possibility to register to all 7 sessions or to those of your choice


  1. Install, configure, familiarize yourself with the interface
  2. Import references
  3. Attach and manage PDFs
  4. Organize your references
  5. Cite references and generate a bibliography
  6. Synchronize, share and backup your library
  7. Your last questions about Zotero

Forthcoming sessions


Zotero complete workshop: link to the registration form

Zotero step by step: link to the registration form

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