A package to create a word cloud from a collection of papers in a user's Zotero collection.

pip install zotero2wordcloud==0.0.2



Create a word cloud based on a specified field of a collection of papers from Zotero.

Installation instructions

  1. Open a terminal window, and create a new virtual environment called zotero2wordcloud
  • Using Conda: conda create --name zotero2wordcloud
  • Using python: python3.7 -m venv my_env
  1. Activate the new environment
  • conda activate zotero2wordcloud or source zotero2wordcloud/bin/activate
  • Note always work in this virtual environment when working on this project, and deactivate the environment when you're done.
  1. Navigate to the folder where you'd like to install this package
  • cd <yourpath/GitHub/
  • mkdir zotero2wordcloud
  • cd zotero2wordcloud
  1. Install
  • Using pip: pip install zotero2wordcloud
  • Using Anaconda: conda config --add channels conda-forge && conda install zotero2wordcloud

Usage instructions:

Before starting, you'll need three pieces of information from Zotery: library ID, library type, and API key.

  • Your personal library ID is available from Zotero.
  • If you're using a group library, the ID is on the group's page https://www.zotero.org/groups/yourgroupname. Hover over the Group Settings link.
  • You will likely need to create a new API key
  • If you're having trouble getting access to your Zotero library, check out example #1 in the /examples folder. Also see Pyzotero documentation for more information.

Using terminal:

  • from zotero2wordcloud.zoterto2wordcloud import zotero2wordcloud

Using Anaconda

  • jupyter lab zotero2wordcloud.ipynb

Reporting issues

If you encounter an error while using this package, please open an issue on its Github issues page.


zotero2wordcloud is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0.