Managing your Zotero library effectively

2 Working with Collections

The most commonly-used mechanism for organizing a Zotero library is with . For many people — especially those with a total Zotero of less than 50 items or so — collections alone are more than enough to keep a Zotero library humming like a well-oiled machine. This module discusses collections in-depth, and users who have already worked with Zotero collections will probably pick up some new tricks as well.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and characteristics of Zotero’s “collections” feature
  • Define a collection scheme for organizing your own Zotero content
  • Use the built-in , , and collections to clean and organize your content



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