Use groups to:
- Share your sources
- Collaborate on projects
- Discover others with similar interests
Group Libraries are separate from your personal My Library, so you can also use Zotero groups as a way to keep separate libraries within one Zotero profile. (Make sure you have enabled Syncing so the libraries show up in your desktop program.)
- Dragging items between My Library and a Group Library creates a completely separate copy of the item
Learn more about Groups.
Zotero: Creating Groups (4:54)
There are a variety of Group Types:
- Private groups - only group members and invited users are able to see the group's page
- Public, Closed Membership - anyone can view the group page, but the only way to join the group is by invitation of by requesting an invitation
- Public, Open Membership - The group page is public, and anyone can join instantly
Create a New Group:
- Click the New Library icon
- Select New Group
- You'll be directed to zotero.org to login, create the New Group, and determine the settings and permissions
Group Profile Settings:
Go to zotero.org > Groups > Manage Profile
You can change the group's name, description, academic discipline, and group type. You can add a picture, give a URL for a webpage about the group, and enable/disable comments.
Learn more about Groups (Settings and Permissions).