Zotero: A Beginner's Guide

Group Projects

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.

  1. Set up Zotero sync as described under the Sychronize Your Zotero Library page of this guide
  2. Log in at Zotero.org. There's a "Log In" link in the top right corner of the page.
  3. create a new group.
    • Private: create for specific individuals. It you plan to share article PDFs, the group MUST be private when created (not after the fact).
    • Public: You can search for existing public groups or create your own public group (share citations only).

You'll now have two sections in your Zotero collections pane, and you may drag items back and forth between them at will.

  • My Library section
  • Group Libraries section