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Zotero is a fantastic tool that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's free and easy to use.

Zotero Groups

Zotero's new 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 as described on this page.

Next, log in at There's a "Log In" link in the top right corner of the page.

You can 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).

You'll now have two sections in your Zotero collections pane: My Library and Group Libraries. You can drag items back and forth between them at will.

How to Create a New Group

Follow the directions on this page to learn how to create a new Zotero group.

Please make sure that you remember to change the following settings for your specific group in order to create the group you need:

  • Group Type: who can join your group?  Is it private, public (closed) or public (open)?
  • Membership settings: what roles do your members have? Are they regular members, administrators, or group owners?
  • Library settings, Reading: who can see items in your group library?  Anyone on the internet, group members or just group admins?
  • Library settings, Editing: who can add, edit or remove items in your group library?  Group members or just group admins?

Important! Group Library Syncing

  • Attachments in group libraries can only sync through

University Libraries

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