The Guild of One-Name Studies was lucky enough to welcome Patti Lee Hobbs yesterday, who delivered a very interesting webinar, Zotero: A Versatile Research Tool for Genealogists.
Patti Lee Hobbs spoke about Zotero, open-source software developed specifically for researchers—is noted for its easy ability to capture source information to use in citations whether from websites, books, or electronic files. It’s as easy as a click of a button or adding an ISBN. But it does more. Extensive notes for each source can be created and files or links to files can be attached. Zotero will even automatically outline component parts of electronic files making it easy to find specific information easily. Electronic files can be “checked out” to a reading device and checked back in importing all highlighting and notes added by the reader. This webinar will demonstrate the research advantages Zotero offers genealogists.
The webinar is available to be viewed by the public for 30 days; with the associated handout also available on the same page, which is found HERE.
The webinar was very interesting and those who are considering undertaking the Pharos course, Practicalities of a One-Name Study, might find it interesting to watch.
Thanks for the tip! I’ve used Zotero for my genealogy research for years, but always love to see how others use it as well…