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Social Work

This is a Social Work research guide. It offers a variety of information to help you with your research needs

Organize Your Resources!--> You will thank me later

Using Zotero or another citation manger, I promise, will make your life much easier and you will thank yourself later. With Zotero you can easily collect citation information as you search, and then pull it out later as you are reading and writing. It will also help you create citations, and it is free.

Step-by-Step Download Instructions (Zotero does not work with Chromebooks)

  1. Download the program Zotero 5.0 https://www.zotero.org/download/
  2. Download a browser plugin (Safari, Chrome, or Firefox) that will allow you to add content to Zotero. Note that Zotero does not support Internet Explorer. The files for the connectors are under the software downloads on Zotero's site. You can also find the Zotero Connector as an app in Chrome.
  3. Make sure you create a free Zotero account so you can sync your library (5.0 software) to your connector. Do not use your OU email, use a Gmail or Yahoo. Activate your Zotero account via the email sent.  
  4. Once you have downloaded Zotero, you may have to go to your browser preferences to ensure the Zotero Icon will show on your bookmark toolbar
  5. In order for Zotero to appear in your Microsoft ribbon/toolbar, you may have to re-start your computer. Using the Zotero Microsoft Word Add-in tips and information.

Getting Started with Zotero - Full directions here

 

Getting AMA Style, or other styles, into Zotero