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Keep track of your research and sources:

Reference (or Citation) management software helps you keep track of research materials. This guide details how to install and get the most out of Jurism. It gives special attention to manage multilingual sources for your research. With these programs you can save PDFs, annotate them, export highlights, and take general notes on any material you are collecting for a project.

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What to Know before You Start

What is Jurism?
It is a special version of Zotero to help with citing foreign language materials. Jurism is also used by legal scholars to cite legal codes, but this guide will only focus on the multilingual capabilities. This is why you still need to sometimes use the website and have a zotero account.

What if I already have Zotero?
You can install Jurism, open it up, login with your Zotero username and password, and your materials will appear in Jurism.

Install Jurism

  1. Make an account with Zotero. (skip if you have one already)
  2. Download and install Jurism. The website should automatically detect your operating system.
  3. After Installing, make sure to sync Jurism with your Zotero account.
    • go to: Edit >> Preferences >> General >> Sync >> Enter your Zotero username and password
  4. Download the Jurism Connector. The website should detect your browser.
    • the browser connector allows information from the web (PDFs, records of books, etc.) to be moved into your Jurism library.
  5. You can now use Jurism to save to store metadata of your research sources to generate citations. As well as save PDFs associated with those sources.

Language Configuration

Setting up the language configuration is not intuitive when doing it the first time. It is recommended to review the Multilingual Setup section of this guide.

  1. Go to: Edit >> Preference >> Languages
    • In the search bar labled "add a language" type "japanese" to add it as a language. It will not be listed below as "ja"
  2. click the plus sign next to "ja" >> add variant >> ALA-LC Romanization, 1997 Edition.
    • You've now added a data field to provide roĢ„maji to your citations.
  3. Read the Multilingual Setup section of this guide to learn how to create citations of Japanese items with any combination of it's vernacular Japanese title, romanized title, or English translated title.

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