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COMM 2310: Writing About Communication: Managing Information

Zotero

Zotero is a web-based program that allows you to easily collect, manage, and organize bibliographic references by interfacing with databases. It also interfaces directly with Word, making it easy to import references and incorporate them into your writing, properly formatted according to the style of your choice. For more information and to sign up for an account, go to: www.zotero.org

Tutorials:  There are some  good Zotero tutorials out there, including:

  

Creating an Annotated Bibliography with Zotero

1.  Open preferences, and select Cite>Styles.  Then, select "get additional styles" link at bottom, and find APA 6th (annotated bibliography).  Download and open--this will automatically save the style to Zotero.

Zotero preferences

Highlight the references you want to include in your annotated bibliography, right click and select "create bibliography from items."

2.   Highlight the references you want to include in your annotated bibliography, right click and select "create bibliography from items."  Then paste into your Word doc.

3.  Be sure to put your annotations in the abstract field for each included citation.  If there are actual abstracts in that field, you can cut and paste them into the notes field.

Citing Sources

By properly citing the sources you use in your research projects you are both identifying the resources that you used to complete your work and you are formally acknowledging the authors or creators of those resources. This allows others to find what you have found and to verify your research.

Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity

APA citation style guides:

  •  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.)

    CU Library Reference locations include Africana, Hotel, Management, Olin, and Uris Libraries at call number:
    BF 76.7 .P83x 2001x. Also in ILR and Mann Reference at BF 76.7 .A51 2001.

     

 

 


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