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BBH 416: Health Promotion II: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

Dr. Angela Lucente-Prokop


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Use Zotero to:

  • organize your personal research library
  • share references with other researchers
  • cite resources from your library and easily change citation styles
  • generate bibliographies automatically with Word or OpenOffice
  • synchronize your research library across multiple devices

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Zotero provides 300 MB of free storage. Penn State does not have a subscription to institutional access for unlimited Zotero storage. For additional storage you may consult your lab or department about subscribing to Zotero Lab storage.

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Sync across multiple devices

In order to access your Zotero library from multiple devices, you will first need to create a free Zotero account.

Then, enter your login information in the Zotero Sync Server section.

  • In Zotero click Edit in the menu bar
  • Select preferences
  • Click Sync and enter your log in information
  • If you don't want Zotero to automatically sync your data, disable automatic syncing by unchecking the “Sync automatically” checkbox