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RUSS 237: Beyond Beef Stroganoff, Food in Russian Culture

Created for Professor Laura Goering - Winter 2023

Install and Set Up

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Sync to your Zotero Account
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  2. Enter your Zotero username and password.

Choosing your Default Citation Style
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  2. Use the "Default Output Format" menu to select your preferred style.

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