This guide is currently being updated (Fall 2021). Please check back soon for up-to-date information about using Zotero.
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Registering for a Zotero account is easy! To create your account, simply choose your desired username, provide your email address, and designate a password. Be sure to click the confirmation link in the email Zotero sends you to fully activate your account. Once you're account has been created, you'll be able configure your profile settings (everything is optional). If you'd like you can provide your real name, location, and choose your disciplines. You can also share your affiliations, bio, website, and upload a picture of yourself, like so.
By registering for a free account, you'll be able to sync your Zotero library between multiple computers which will allow you to access Zotero from any computer with internet access. You'll also be able to create and join Zotero Groups; a fantastic way to collaborate with colleagues and share your research.
Access your resources by logging in to your account at zotero.org from any computer, regardless of which web browser you're using. Since all of your resources will be synced up in the cloud, you'll be able to edit, manage, and create new Zotero library items at zotero.org, as well.
Zotero's website has been completely updated to allow you to not only view your Zotero Library but also create and manage items through the website, using the editing icons above your list of resources or by clicking on an individual item. Just as you can edit any metadata using your Zotero pane within your browser, you can edit your Zotero resources right through Zotero's website. As always, you can view any attached items through the web interface.
Editing an item in your Zotero library:
Using Zotero to work collaboratively with colleagues and to share your research sources with the world is easy using Zotero Groups.
Group Types & Access:
You determine the level of visibility and access others have to your new group. Groups can be either Public or Private. Public groups can be open to anyone or by invitation only. Private groups are strictly visible to collaborators you invite to join your group.
To join an existing group, use the Search feature to find groups your interested in joining.
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