Zotero: How to Share Citations with Your Group
This video will show you how to use the group feature to share references within Zotero.
Zotero allows you to share citations and collaborate remotely with their "Groups" feature. Sharing citations can be useful when managing course readings or group projects. This video will show you how to share citations in Zotero.
To begin, each group member will need their own Zotero account. Let’s walk through creating a Zotero group step-by-step.
Step 1: Create Your Group After logging into Zotero.org, click on the Groups tab. You will need to create a new group on the Zotero website, even if you have installed the desktop version. Click “Create a New Group” Give your group a name and choose a group type. Groups can either be Private or Public. Private membership means that the public cannot find the group and members must be invited to join. Public membership means that anyone with a Zotero account can potentially find and see your research. Only private groups or public groups with closed memberships allow you to save or back-up files to your Zotero cloud. When you’re done, press “create group”.
Step 2: Invite Members To invite members, click on “Members Settings” Under “Member Invitations”, click “Send More Invitations” You can invite members from this text box by inputting your group member’s Zotero username or the email they used to register for Zotero Double-check your library settings and ensure that all members have editing privileges to add, remove and edit citations in the group library.
Step 3. Add citations to your group library In Zotero you will find your Group Libraries in a section just below your personal library. If it doesn’t appear at first, press the sync button. Here you and any of your group members can create collections and add citations, notes, and documents to share.
Remember to check out the other videos in our Zotero tutorials series. If you have any further questions, feel free to email, chat or drop-by.
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