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Zotero: Group Accounts

Learn more about Zotero, an open source citation manager.

What can groups do for you?

With groups, you can collaborate remotely with project members, set up web-based bibliographies for classes you teach, and so much more.

  • Share your own work or sources you have discovered with others who are working in related areas.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, publicly or privately, on ongoing research.
  • Discover other people with similar interests and the sources they are citing.

Note that in most cases, each group member will need their own Zotero account. 

About Zotero Groups

Learn more about Zotero Groups.

Working with Groups

To create groups, add members to groups and change the settings of your group, login to

Once you are added to a group and you have enabled syncing, your group library will appear in Zotero client, the program you download to your computer or laptop. 

Items can be dragged into a group from My Library or another group and viewed or edited by other group members, if their permissions allow it.

Note that group libraries are wholly separate from My Library. Any items dragged into them are separate copies and changes to the items will not be reflected in your own copy of the item until you drag it back into My Library.

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