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BEE 6940: Intro to Zotero: Collect, Organize, Cite, and Share Your Information: Collecting Information

Use this free tool to collect webpages, article citations, PDFs, job ads, and more. Organize into folders, create tags, share information with colleagues.

Collecting Information

Zotero provides the ability to save references from most library catalogs, databases, and regular web pages, with one click. If Zotero detects that you're looking at a book or article on a catalog, database, or a site like Google Scholar or the New York Times, you'll see a page or newspaper icon appear in the address bar of your browser. Just click the icon and Zotero will automatically save the citation. A folder icon will appear if it detects multiple items. A movie icon appears if you are saving a video. The icon on your toolbar changes according to the item type.

You can change the item types, add tags, and make notes to the saved items.

You can sort better by displaying more fields.

Vivo - search for Cornell expertise (people and more)

Current Events

Sources for Current Events:

Factiva - Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN

Cornell Library Catalog - restrict to newspaper articles, magazine articles, trade publications

Lexis-Nexis - New York Times, transcripts, lots of news

Library PressDisplay - international newspapers

Google news

Job Ads

This book is recommended - Career opportunities in biotechnology and drug development by Toby Freeman, Cold Spring Harbor Press, 2008, Mann Library, Career Planning TP248.2 .F737 2008.

CCNET - Cornell Career Services portal for jobs. Employers list jobs here specifically for Cornell students.

Cornell Alumni PostGrad Report - where are they now? 

American Society of Agricultural Engineer - career center

Baybio - http://baybio.org/

BioOhio - biology jobs in Ohio

Biospace.com - life sciences jobs and news 

Engineeringjobs.com

Engineeringjobs.net

MassBio - biotechnology jobs in Massachusetts

Sciencejobs.org

New York Bio Life Sciences jobs - www.nyba.org

Indeed.com - millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages

LinkedIn - create a profile, network with Cornell +keyword of your choice

Occupational Outlook Handbook - detailed descriptions of jobs and attributes

Washington LIfe Science jobs

USAJobs.gov - government jobs

Craigslist - Craigslist is described as "Local community classifieds and forums - a place to find jobs, housing, goods & services-- all for free, and in a relatively non-commercial environment." Choose desired locations from the right hand side of the page.

 

Scholarly Articles

eCommons M Eng Project Reports -  full text of reports by Cornell students

eCommons - Masters, Ph.D. theses, other Cornell publications

PDFs, webpages

Check your settings - click on the gear/preferences/general/make sure automatically add PDFs is checked.

PDFs should be saved automatically, if not you can drag/drop the file into the middle Zotero pane. If PDF is restricted to Cornell users, click through to the PDF, then click on the download icon.

Storage space - 300 MB free for storage space for attachments, can save unlimited number of citations.

Unlimited space for $120/year.

 

 

 

 

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