Access the Database

The IBCSR Research Review Database is hosted with Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source citation management program created by George Mason University (with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation). It works like this: When you become a member of IBCSR, you'll receieve an email inviting you to join the Zotero group. Joining the group gives you instant access to many thousands of references, abstracts, and outgoing links. When your IBCSR membership expires, your access to the database also ends – until you renew! If you lose the original invitation to join the group, don't worry: just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a new invitation.

Here's how IBCSR members can access the Research Review Database.

First, create an account with so that you can access Zotero groups.

Next, download the Zotero application (conveniently available as a plugin for Firefox or as a standalone program).

Then respond to the email invitation from IBCSR – and join the group for the IBCSR Research Review Database!

After you accept the invitation to join, you'll be able to view items from the highly intuitive database by clicking on the Group's name in your account window, and then on Group Library link. You can also create a version of the database on your local machine, which you can edit, download, use to create bibliographies, and so on. Zotero is simple to use, but if needed you can get basic information from the Support and Documentation option in the Zotero application.

To search the IBCSR Research Review Database, click here for tips.


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