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Zotero: Organize

An introduction to the free, online bibliographic management tool Zotero.

Sort Your Research

New Folders

Zotero organizes your research into collections that act like iTunes playlists. Research items can be added to any number of named collections and subcollections, which in turn can be organized however you like. With saved searches, you can create smart collections that automatically fill with relevant materials as you add them to your library.

Tag it.

Assign tags to your library items to organize your research using your own keywords. The tag selector enables you to filter your library instantly to view matching items. Zotero can even use database and library data to tag items automatically as you add them.


Moving Citations to Different Groups

Moving citations to different groups

  1. Under the References tab, locate the panel on the left side of the screen containing your group names. Click on the folder containing the citation(s) to be moved.
  2. Check all citations that you wish to move into a different group.
  3. On the Add to group drop-down list, select the title of the destination folder

Zotero- Sorting through your Library Tutorial

Zotero "Sorting through your Zotero library" Vimeo. 2010. Web. 1 May 2014.