install Zotero

Goto Zotero https://www.zotero.org/download/ > (installations help)[https://www.zotero.org/support/installation) > Linux > Debian/Ubuntu-based Distros > zotero-deb.

wget -qO- https://github.com/retorquere/zotero-deb/releases/download/apt-get/install.sh | sudo bash
sudo apt update
sudo apt install zotero

Also do install the Zotero Firefox Connector from the zotero-site: https://www.zotero.org/download/ > Install Firefox connector.

Launch Zotero the first time.

(We also installed libreoffice-java-commons, though we do not use libreoffice in the dsci-lab).

install Zotero’s Better BibTeX

Enhance Zotero with https://retorque.re/zotero-better-bibtex/: Follow the installation instructions from https://retorque.re/zotero-better-bibtex/installation/ > latest release:

  • Save file zotero-better-bibtex-5.4.29.xpi e.g. to Downloads

  • and import this file: Zotero > Werkzeuge > Add-ons > Install Add-on from File >

Zotero wants you to restart Zotero two times: do it. You will find that Zotero has allocated the new directory ~/Zotero: Include this directory to your list of directories which are backuped daily ;-)

Learn where your data reside: https://www.zotero.org/support/zotero_data.

Use Zotero

Add a first document to Zotero (example):

  • make sure that Zotero is running

  • in Firefox visit https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13654 : Rapid tuning shifts in human auditory cortex enhance speech intelligibility > “Download PDF” > open in Firefox

  • push the “pdf” Icon “Save to Zotero (pdf)” in the Firefox Symbolleiste.

  • inspect Zotero: You will find a local copy of the pdf plus the relevant bibliographic metadata

  • recognize the (soemwhat ugly) citekey holdgrafRapidTuningShifts2016:

    • We will keep it for demonstration purposes

Import bibtex-Data:

  • somewhere - e.g. in ~/b/ - create new jupyterbook example project: jb create test

  • in Zotero: Datei > Importieren > BibTeX > Next >

  • import the file ~/b/test/references.bib, check:

    • Importierte Sammlungen in neue Sammlungen einstellen

    • Dateien in den Zotero-Speicherordener kopieren

  • inspect the imports in Zotero