"With groups, you collaborate remotely with project members, set up web-based bibliographies for classes you teach, and so much more.
1. Click on the "New Group" button in the Zotero Standalone or Zotero for Firefox toolbar
2. Give your group a name, select the group type and click "Create Group"
3. Establish group preferences by clicking on the Group Settings, Member Settings, and Library Settings links
4. Invite members to your group by clicking on the "Member Settings" then click the "Invite Members" link near the bottom of the page
5. Add resources to share with your group by dragging files from any of your collections over to the group name listed beneath your library in Zotero Standalone or Zotero for Firefox
There are no membership limits for any groups in Zotero.
Private Groups: Provides an easy way to share resources and notes with colleagues and research partners. All members of the group may access and contribute references and files (administrators must enable file sharing privileges). This is the ideal group type for sharing resources between a small group of researchers.
Public, Closed Membership: Publicly visible and searchable, but may only be joined by Zotero users who are invited or request an invitation. Group members may access and contribute references and files (administrators must enable file sharing privileges). This is the ideal group type for promoting discussion on shared research with a wider group of participants.
Public, Open Membership: Publicly visible and searchable, may be joined by an Zotero users instantly. This is the ideal group type for broad discussions.
You also have the option to adjust membership settings to assign group members as regular members, administrators, or owners. For more information about membership settings click on the "Zotero Support: Groups" link below.
Zotero has over 40,000 groups available for you to view or join.
1. Log into your Zotero web dashboard, click on the "Groups" tab and click to browse or search for groups
2. Review the "Group type" and "Group library" sections to see if you will be able to join a group, or access the group library
3. Click on the group name to review the list of recently added references, then click "Join Group" to become a member
4. Click the "Sync" button in Zotero Standalone or Zotero for Firefox to add the new group library