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Zotero: Syncing Your Library

Zotero is a free bibliographic manager that can help you organize your research as well as cite it.


Using Zotero's sync feature keeps your library up to date on multiple computers.  But,

  1. All of your computers must be running the same version of Zotero; and
  2. Zotero must be set up to sync to the server.

To set up sync on your computer:

  1. Open Preferences
  2. Select Sync
  3. Enter your Zotero username and password
  4. Check the "sync automatically" box

Sync Options

If you repeat this process on all of your computers, any updates that you make to one computer will be updated on the others.  However, this will only sync your citations unless you use Zotero's file storage.