Answered By: Mel Ray
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2022     Views: 19

Collections allow you to group citations together into folders.

To organize citations with collections:

  1. From within Zotero Standalone, click on the icon of the folder (top, left).

Screenshot of Zotero highlighting 'New Collection' button in the top left corner.

  1. You will be prompted to create a new collection.
  2. Type a name for your collection and click OK.

Screenshot of Zotero highlighting popup window for naming a new collection.

  1. Once your collection is created, you drag and drop citations into it.

Screenshot of Zotero highlighting dragging and dropping citations onto a collection.


if you have the collection highlighted,

Screenshot of Zotero highlighting newly created collection called 'Demo.'

you can use the Zotero Connector button to add a citation to Zotero Standalone and it will be saved automatically in that collection.

Screenshot of Zotero Connector popup window showing a citation is being saved into a specific collection called 'Demo.'

Please be aware if you export your Zotero library: tags will be retained but collections will not. See Zotero's documentation on collections and tags for detailed information on the topic.

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