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Zotero Citation Manager Guide: Creating/Managing File Folders

A guide for downloading, installing and getting started using the Zotero Citation Manager.

Leveraging the power of folders

Use Zotero folders to:

Organize your research

Set up folders for projects

Set up folders for thesis/dissertation chapters

Share research with Groups

Creating Folders

To create a new folder:

1) Click the New Collection button (top left) in the Zotero utility bar.

2) Enter a file name in the text box (below Enter a name for this collection:)

3) Click the OK button.

Adding Records to Folders

Adding to Folders from Existing Records in Zotero

From any folder (My Library or subfolder), click and drag records from Folder View to the intended folder destination. A copy of the record(s) will migrate to the target folder in seconds.

Earmarking Records for Direct Export to Designated File Folders

1. Before initiating a direct export, open the Zotero manager.

2. Highlight the intended folder destination in Library View.

3. Initiate direct export from the database of origin.

A copy of the record(s) in question will download to both My Library (your default masterfile) and your designated subfolder.