Collecting, organizing, and citing your references

Zotero Groups

Zotero Groups allow you to share a library collection (folder) with fellow class members, your research group, or colleagues at another institution.

Once enabled, Group collections appear below your Zotero library in the left pane:
Zotero Group Libraries

There is no limit to how many members may join your groups. 

Be aware that, if you are the group owner, the data stored in the group library will be part of your overall storage quota.  Other members of the group will not have their quotas affected. 



Creating Groups

Groups can be created within the Zotero pane or directly at Zotero.org.

First, make sure that all members of the group have Zotero accounts.

Creating a Group from Within the Zotero PaneZotero New Group Button

  1. Look for the new Group icon on the Zotero menu bar.
  2. You will be taken to the Zotero web site; log in if you are not already logged in. 
  3. Choose a name for your group.
  4. Choose a type:
    • Private group libraries can only be seen by gourp members.
    • Public, Closed Membership group libraries can be read by others but only edited by group members
    • Public groups allow anyone to join and contribute.
  5. Provide additional details such as a group description and discipline and save.