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Zotero citation manager: Group
libraries

Simplify research with this free tool for organizing and citing your sources.

Zotero Groups

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

First, set up Zotero sync and synchronize your library. You must log in to the zotero.org website to create or join a group.

  • 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 an existing public group on the Zotero website or be invited by the group’s owner. Groups may be public (searchable, and anyone can join) or private (users can only join if invited).

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

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

Subject Guide

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Acknowledgments

Many thanks to Jason Puckett for creating the Georgia State University Library's Zotero guide, which is the source of much of this guide's content!