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Zotero for Research Management

Tags + Related Items

Add your own tags or use / edit the tags that are imported when you save an item. You can also use color tags to help visually organize your library. HINT: Drag an item to a tag in the tag selector and the tag is automatically added to the item.

screenshot showing menu options for Zotero tags: assign color, rename tag, delete tag

Related items allows you to set up a relation between any pair of items in your library. Check out the third-party plugin Zutilo that helps you organize tags and related items. 

screenshot showing Zutilo's menu: copy tags to clipboard, paste tags from clipboard, relate selected items, and quick copy items to clipboard

Zotero Groups

Group libraries are separate from your personal library.

screenshot showing Zotero Group menu options: New Group or New Feed   or go to and select Create a New Group.

A screenshot image of the three group options on Zotero: Public (Open Membership), Public (Closed Membership), and Private Membership.

My Publications

Share your own work using Zotero. My Publications allows you to quickly share a bibliography of your work. You can link your publications to your Zotero profile (see Shannon's as an example). You can also share files for which you have distribution rights.

Screenshot image of "My Publications" button on a Zotero profie. Beneath that button, there is a button for "Duplicate Items", "Unfiled Items", and "Trash".