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Zotero for Citation Management

Manage your research and create bibliographies with Zotero.

Creating shared folders


  • Shared libraries allow to share your Zotero references with collaborators or with the public at large.
  • You can create "private" groups that allow for the sharing of PDFs and other files when working with collaborators, or create "public" groups to share your references with a larger audience (e.g. in a poster session or other presentation).
    • Public groups don't allow for file storage, but are accessible to anyone, whether or not they have a Zotero account.

Note: You must have a Zotero account in order to create or sign up for any shared libraries - but users don't need a Zotero account to view your public/open group. If you don't already have a Zotero account, you can sign up for one on the Zotero website.


  1. Clicking on the new group/feed icon in ZoteroClick on the "New Library" icon the upper-left corner of your Zotero app (looks like a box with a small green circle with a plus in it). 
  2. Click on the "New Group" option. 
  3. You'll be taken to the page on the Zotero website where you can create a new group. Sign in if you're not already signed in.