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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources


In order to create groups and share references, you must first have a Zotero account, and have data syncing enabled (see Overview).

  • Click the New Library icon located next to the New Collection icon in the top left corner of your Zotero client and select New Group
  • Log into your Zotero account
  • Select the membership settings for your group
  • The group will appear in the left pane of your Zotero client
  • Drag and drop files into the group folder
  • Items can be viewed or edited by other group members, if their permissions allow it
  • You can also interact with your groups through the Groups tab on the Zotero website