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WGST 4001 : Zotero

This course guide is for WGST 4001 courses using Zotero.

What is Zotero Groups?

You can use Zotero groups to:

  • Share your own work or sources you have discovered with others who are working in related areas.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, publicly or privately, on ongoing research.
  • Discover other people with similar interests and the sources they are citing.

Zotero groups have different privacy settings for different needs. Private groups can share items in a library or collection and will not be publicly shared online (added to the Zotero group search). Public groups are groups that can be seen by the entire Zotero and online community using the search but have the options for differing membership.

For this class, you will be sharing your WGST annotated bibliography folder with Prof. Sullivan.

For more information about Zotero groups:

Creating Your Group and Adding Dr. Sullivan as a Member

  1. You can create a group in Zotero by:
    1. From, click the “Create a New Group” button on the groups landing page  (requires Zotero login).
    2. Please title the group with this formula: Your Last Name.QT.SU19. For example: Smith.QT.SU19
  2. Choose Private group (Only members can view your group online and must be invited to join) then Create Group.
  3. Accept default settings and choose "Save Settings"
  4. Under Group Name Heading, choose "Member Settings"
  5. Under "Member Invititations", select "Send More Invitations"
  6. Enter "" email address in the box and select "Invite Members"
  7. Confirm with professor that request was received in class


Using Zotero Group Libraries (Step-by-Step)

You can use Zotero Group Libraries to collaborate with multiple people on a project and keep track of all of your sources in one convenient place.

STEP ONE: Create a new group

STEP TWO:  You will be automatically taken to the Zotero webpage and promted to sign in.

STEP THREE: After you log in you will be taken to the "Create a New Group" page.

STEP FOUR: Add group members


STEP FIVE: Invite your group members using their email address associated with their Zotero account.

STEP SIX: Set your group library settings

STEP SEVEN: Add items to your group library