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Zotero @ Levy Library: Sharing

Sharing with Zotero

Registering for a Zotero Account

Zotero allows you to share references with colleagues via shared groups. In order to use this functionality, you will need to set up a Zotero account. From Zotero's download page, click on "Register" in the upper right hand corner.

Note: the person you are sharing your group with will also need to set up a Zotero account.

Screenshot circling the "Register" link on Zotero's download page


Syncing Your Zotero Library

Once you have registered for a free online account, you will need to sync it to your Zotero desktop library. In Zotero, open your preferences.

Screenshot pointing out Zotero preferences dropdown


Select the sync tab in your preferences panel and enter your Zotero account credentials. Once you link your account, you can update your sync preferences from this panel.


Creating a Shared Group

In Zotero, click the Screenshot of new group button in Zotero button and select "New Group..."

Screenshot pointing out New Group dropdown in Zotero

You will be redirected to Zotero online, where you can create a new group. Choose a group name and a group type before clicking "Create Group".

Screenshot showing the create a new group page in Zotero online

In your group settings in Zotero online, you will be able to add collaborators by clicking "Members Settings".

Screenshot pointing out Zotero online group settings page

From this page you will be able to see all collaborators who have access to this group. Click on "Send More Invitations" to add another colleague by entering the email they used to set up their Zotero account. All collaborators should be able to view and add citations to this shared group in Zotero.

Screenshot pointing out "send more invitations" link in Zotero group members settings