Online Session on Zotero Reference Management Software

  • Date: May 31, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Resource Person: Mr Roshan Singh Founder and CEO Scrollwell

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Workshop Report

Scrollwell conducted an online workshop on Zotero reference management software. This event aimed to familiarize participants with the functionalities and benefits of using Zotero for research and citation management. The workshop was designed to benefit faculty, students, and researchers across all levels and disciplines.

The Purpose and Benefits of Zotero Reference Management

The session aimed to equip attendees with the necessary skills to efficiently manage references, enhance productivity, and streamline the research process. Zotero is a powerful tool that facilitates the collection, organization, citation, and sharing of research sources. The workshop highlighted several key features of Zotero reference management:

  • Centralized Library: Organize references into a single, centralized library.
  • Effortless Citation Management: Manually add or import citations from diverse sources.
  • Folder Organization: Group related references into folders for a structured collection.
  • Browser Extension: Save citations from web pages effortlessly using the Zotero browser extension.
  • Citation Styles: Switch between different citation styles within Word documents to meet formatting requirements.

Workshop Content on Zotero Reference Management

Participants were guided through the simple process of downloading and installing Zotero software on various operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. The session included practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises to reinforce learning. Key aspects covered in the workshop included:

  • Installing Zotero: A step-by-step guide to installing Zotero on different platforms.
  • Organizing References: Techniques for maintaining a well-structured and navigable collection of research sources.
  • Using the Browser Extension: Demonstrations on how to save citations from web pages directly into Zotero.
  • Citation Style Management: Practical exercises on switching between citation styles within Word documents.

Interactive Learning Experience

The workshop was conducted via the Zoom Video Conferencing platform, ensuring an engaging and interactive learning experience for all attendees. The resource person delivered the lecture interactively, encouraging participation and providing hands-on sessions to practice using Zotero reference management. All 27 registered participants shared their positive engagement experiences, highlighting the workshop’s effectiveness in enhancing their reference management skills.


The workshop concluded successfully, empowering attendees with valuable skills in utilizing Zotero reference management for effective reference management in their academic and professional pursuits.

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