CSL sheet


Zotero CSL sheet for NEMO-Online

The zotero CSL sheet for NEMO-Online can be used to create automatic citations and bibliographies in word and Open Office.

There are many reasons to use an automatic referencing program, one of which is the possibility to rearrange the references you use in a given paper for a particular review (for example NEMO-Online). If you have already a database with all your references included, you can export these through a common standard language (for example Bib Tex), read it in zotero then create a bibliography with the corresponding style (refer to zotero help page for more info).

Installing and using zotero for NEMO-Online Citation and Referencing Style sheet (CSL).

  1. You need Firefox installed on your computer : you can download it from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/, or directly for the latest tested version at http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-5.0.1&os=win&lang=en-US (this is the english-US version – other – and already more recent – versions are available at www.mozilla.org).
  2. Download zotero from  (http://www.zotero.org/ – latest version:  http://www.zotero.org/support/2.1_changelog) ; you can also download the standalone alpha version from (http://www.zotero.org/support/standalone) sufficient for NEMO. If you have both versions, you can use them alternatively or separately.
  3. Install zotero (for use with Firefox) or zotero standalone (for use as a standalone program): tutorial available at http://www.zotero.org/support/start.
  4. To use zotero with the NEMO-Online CSL (based on the “Chicago author_date” style), download the NEMO-Online CSL and follow the instructions on zotero’s website or in the online help of zotero in the standalone version.

A few tips before collecting and inserting references in the zotero library (database):

  • Your zotero library is stored in a SQlite database called “zotero.sqlite”. You may rename it but zotero will only read  ”zotero.sqlite”.
  • The database and other files and folders  used by your library are stored (for Windows Vista and later versions) in C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<randomstring>\zotero (Windows) : you may change this folder, but you must first copy the folders and documents  included in the zotero folder to the new replacement folder  (if you fail to do so,  zotero will not find the files, and will exit automatically – in this case, copy the contents of your zotero folder to the new location, then start again). More information can be found at http://www.zotero.org/support/zotero_data.

Importing references from internet libraries

Zotero allows for automatic import of a reference from an internet library, or given its ISBN or DOI. For JSTOR, when reviewing a JSTOR documents in the browser, use the “Export citation” command of JSTOR then > “Text File (BIBTEX)”; copy the active contents (for example:

     jstor_articletype = {book-review},
     title = {Review: [untitled]},
     author = {Stokes, Martin},
     journal = {Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London},
     jstor_issuetitle = {},
     volume = {58},
     number = {1},
     jstor_formatteddate = {1995},
     pages = {pp. 154-155},
     url = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/620033},
     ISSN = {0041977X},
     abstract = {},
     language = {English},
     year = {1995},
     publisher = {Cambridge University Press on behalf of School of Oriental and African Studies},
     copyright = {Copyright © 1995 School of Oriental and African Studies},

into the clipboard, and import the content into the zotero library using the command “Import from Clipboard” in the latter.
You can also save the active content in a file and import it into the zotero library using the “Import…” command of zotero.

Another possibility is to import multiple files (when you see a “folder” icon on the right of the URL address in Firefox – just click on it and choose the articles you wish to import) at once.

Do not forget to remove the extra “pp.” in the field “Pages” of your zotero library when exporting the bibliography for NEMO.

Importing book references from Google search

When reviewing a Google book in the browser, search for “Bibliographic information” > Export citation. Choose for example (tested) “BIBTEX” and either save it to a file (for ex. “biblio.txt”) or read it directly with a simple word processor such as note pad or wordpad under Windows). If you chose to save the file, you must import the data from the file with the “Import…” command of zotero into your library. You can also select and copy the information to the clipboard and import it directly from the clipboard with the “Import from Clipboard” command. Your Book reference appears in a new collection with the title of the book.

You can also import directly the reference into your zotero database by clicking the “book” icon on the right of your (left-to-right) Firefox browser.

Instructions for sending bibliographical references to NEMO

If you need to send bibliographical references to NEMO-Online for quick referencing with the NEMO-Online style sheet,  it is advised to follow these instructions:

  • Select the items you wish to export to your library
  • Use the “Export Library” > “Zotero RDF” command and export format
  • Save your file and send it along with your paper (or after sending your paper)
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