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Zotero Citation Manager Guide: Sync-ing Records

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

Remote Sync-ing with a Zotero Account

Zotero files store on your computer or laptop's hard drive. This can make it challenging to access them from a remote location.

But Zotero has a sync-ing feature that allows you to access files and save records to your library remotely, simply by setting up a personal Zotero account.

Sync-ing from primary (personal) computer:

1. Locate the Sync tab in the Preferences menu (Gear Wheel icon → PreferencesSync).

2. Click Create Account and follow the prompts to set up Zotero ID and password.

3. Enter your new ID and Password in the corresponding "Zotero Sync Server" text boxes.

4. Tick the Sync automatically box and click OK.

Sync-ing from remote computer:

1. Locate the Sync tab in the Preferences menu (Gear Wheel icon → PreferencesSync).

2. Enter personal Zotero ID and Password in the corresponding text boxes.

3. Tick the Sync automatically box and click OK.