Zotero offers users the ability to share your collection of citations and references with others through Zotero Groups. These groups are separate from your library, and can be used to both manage multiple libraries of resources on one account and to share and collaborate with others. There are two ways to create a group:
Additionally, there are three types of groups users can make:
Each type of group contains its own level of privacy settings. Users can set and adjust different settings for their group profiles, libraries, and group members. Members of a group can also interact with group libraries through the Zotero desktop app or through the Zotero Groups webpage.
For more information regarding Zotero Groups, click here.
Web-based Zotero will not allow you to move citations from your personal library to the group library or set a preferred folder for saving new citations. Adding citations directly to the group folder requires the Zotero desktop client. Follow the directions on the first page of this guide to install. Be sure to sync your accounts if you plan to use both the web and desktop versions.
Open the Zotero desktop client
When you click on the connector to import a source, a dropdown menu will appear allowing you to choose your preferred folder:
Drag and drop to the desired folder in the desktop client
Zotero's My Publications feature allows for you to create a bibliography of your research and share it through the Zotero website. This feature is meant to be used to share works that you've created and published. To share other works, use Zotero Groups. The instructions below detail the steps to sharing with My Publications:
For more information regarding Zotero's My Publications, click here.