2023-2024 / VDOC0072-1

Creation, completion and managing a personal bibliography base and generating a bibliography in a given editorial style


5h Th

Number of credits

 Doctoral training in veterinary sciences3 crédits 


Sandrina Vandenput

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The management of bibliographic references is a time consuming step in a scientific research and writing process.

This course aims to offer an introduction to the basic features of Zotero, an open-source reference management software.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the training, researcher will be able to:

  • retrieve and insert, into Mendeley or Zotero, bibliographic references from database searches... ;
  • organize and manage these references ;
  • cite in-text citations and automatically edit the bibliography at the end of the text, in a correct format (publishing style of scientific journals) ;
  • share references and documents with other Mendeley or Zotero users.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In-class course (duration : ± 2 hours).  The training, in French, will be offered several times during the academic year.  To know the date and place of the next training : please contact s.vandenput@uliege.be.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

see eCampus

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

The evaluation will take place on your personal computer (with some possible exceptions).

Date et assessment methods are to be fixed by email with Sandrine Vandenput (s.vandenput@uliege.be).

The objective of the evaluation is to check your ability to import references from databases useful for your cursus or from ULiège catalog (lib.uliege.be), to show your ability to attach a pdf to a reference, to manually import a reference, to insert references in a text, to create a bibliography at the end of the text according to a specific editorial style.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Each participant is asked

  • to bring his/her own laptop computer to the training
  • to install, before attenting the training, the software and the Zotero connector for the web browser usually used (see https://www.zotero.org/)


Sandrina Vandenput, DVM, PhD

ULiège Library | Health Sciences
Email : S.Vandenput@uliege.be

Please always use your ULiège email address when sending emails and mention the course code (VDOC0072) in the email object field.

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