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Zotero

Guide on this free citation manager

Zotero Groups

Zotero's Groups feature allows you to share references with other Zotero users. It's a great way to work on collaborative research projects.

Screenshot of Group Libraries in Zotero libraryFirst, set up Zotero sync and synchronize your library.

  • To create a shared library, click the Create Groups button near the top left of your Zotero window (small blue/green button with two “people” icons, second from the left).
  • To join an existing Zotero library, search for it at zotero.org/groups, or be invited by the group’s owner.
  • Log in to the zotero.org website to create or join a group.

You now have two sections in your Zotero collections pane: My Library and Group Libraries.

Personal and group libraries are entirely separate, so changes made to items in one library do not affect the other. You can drag items between libraries to copy items.

Search for existing public groups or create a new group. Groups may be public (searchable, and anyone can join) or private (users can only join if invited).