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An account is not required, however, having one enables you to:
To create an account:
Things you can do with your online account:
Things you can't do:
Add an additional email address so you can continue access if your original email account becomes inactive.
If you used your NPS email originally to sign up, you can easily switch to your personal email account as primary after you leave NPS.
Adds a Preview tab to the right pane so you can see what the citation will look like with one click.
Edit > Preferences
Zotero > Preferences
While Zotero stores all data locally on your computer by default, Syncing allows you work with your data from any computer with the Zotero application installed, and access your online library (zotero.org) on any computer with Internet access. it also allows for up to date sharing within group libraries.
Syncing has two parts: Data Syncing and File Syncing.
Merges library items, notes, links, tags, etc.—everything except attachment files. Data syncing is free, has no storage limit, and can be used without file syncing.
Syncs attached files (PDFs, audio and video files, images, etc.). Files will use some of your storage.
(You can link to files, but they will not be synced.)
Match these settings:
|If your citation style is:||Select this style in Zotero|
|APA||American Psychological Association 7th edition|
|Chicago Author-Date||Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date)|
|Chicago Notes / Bibliography||Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (full note)|
|IEEE||IEEE (with URL)|
|INFORMS||Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences|
|AMS||American Meteorological Society|
|ASME (Mechanical Engineers)||American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
To search for and add a style:
You're only going to be using one citation style, so removing styles you aren't using will save you time.
To remove a style:
Use the Classic Add Citations dialog
A DOI is always preferred and sometimes available for items from library commercial databases. But if it isn't available, you can use the name of the database instead.
To enable that feature:
This allows the name of the database to appear in your citation.
To easily determine if the full text of an item is available through Dudley Knox Library.
To make the font size larger on your Zotero desktop interface
Go to View > Font Size