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So the deadline for Cam23 is starting to loom in a slightly ominous fashion! Roll on Thing 18!

It’s been a while since I’ve written any essays! Like lots of other people, my referencing technique of choice was just to note down my references as I went along. Whilst this worked perfectly well, I can certainly see the appeal of referencing programs like Zotero.

I have to admit I felt a little bit lost when I initially opened up the Zotero window in Firefox, so I found the video tutorial in the Zotero quick start guide really helpful. Now that I’ve had a bit of time to play around with Zotero, it isn’t as intimidating as I had originally thought. It’s easy to add new material to your library, and I like that you can add multiple items from a list. I also like how easy it it to group your references into sections, good if you are working on multiple projects at the same time! The ability to add notes to an item is also pretty useful. The group library function also offers great potential for building reading lists and gathering useful information for users.

I’d definitely use Zotero if I needed to compile a bibliography or reading list. I’ll be installing it on my laptop at home (when it comes back from being repaired D:  )

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