Here’s a handy how-to guide for volunteers from Laura.
1. GPOW Volunteers Biblio google spreadsheet: Yes, this document is where you sign up for a journal. Some journals have two people (which is not ideal), however, you need to pick a journal. You can also add a journal title to the spreadsheet if there is a journal you want to be responsible for (such as one you tend to look at a lot). Once you decide on which journal you would like to search, then every month (or every couple months), you do a search for articles that focus on the themes of the GPOW speciality group (gender, sexuality, etc). When you do your first search of the journal, be sure to include recent and non-recent articles that have been published. So your first couple searches will most likely take the longest so that we include all the articles on gender, sexuality, etc. It does not matter if the articles are not available digitally; the most important thing for us is to collect the data with Zotero to add to the biblio (the data is critical to make the biblio searchable in the future).
2. GPOW Old Citations Document:
(a) There are several worksheets included in this spreadsheet. If you look at the very bottom of the screen you will see the alphabet. If you click on any letter you will see a list of old citations and next to some of those, a volunteer’s initials.You choose any letter or part of a letter or part of several letters that have not yet been claimed (not many have been claimed yet). This is the list of references already on the GPOW bibliography website. We need to search for these citations again (using an academic database or going directly to the journal, if it is a journal) and capture all the data with Zotero. We need to do this for two reasons: (1) Zotero captures all data which we can use to make the database searchable); and (2) we need to capture the data to be able to format all citations in the same style. Many of the publications in this old list are books, chapters, conference papers, etc. If the publication in the old list is published in one of the journals that we are already going to search (e.g. your question #1 above), then you do not have to search for it. I have been slowing putting the journal name under the column “Added to Zotero” for articles that are in the journals we are searching, but I have not yet finished.
(b) Once you capture the data from any publication on the old citation list, then in the column “Added to Zotero”, just type an “x”. This lets us know that they are added to Zotero.
Below I have included some information about Zotero. Take a look at my instructions – it is a lot, but Zotero is very easy once you have it all set up (and amazing to use not just for the biblio – I really wish I had had this during my dissertation!). If this makes sense, I will send you an email with step by step instructions on how to capture the data and add it to the zotero library. Okay?
I hope this helps!!
1. You need to create an account on Zotero. Go to this page: https://www.zotero.org/user/
4. The menu at the top (right under ‘Zotero’) has your personal library (“My Library”) and the group library (“Groups”). The GPOW library will be under “Groups”
and it is called “”gendergeog”. It will look like this: