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Zotero: Synchronize
your library

This libguide contains information on using the citation software, Zotero

How to synchronize your library

  • Then, open Zotero's Sync preferences tab and enter your login information in the Zotero Sync Server section.Zotero-preferences
  •  By default, Zotero will sync your data with the server whenever changes are made. To disable automatic syncing, uncheck the “Sync automatically” checkbox in this section.
  • In addition to automatic syncing, you can sync manually at any time by clicking the “Sync with Zotero Server” button on the right-hand side of the Zotero toolbar.

Zotero-sync

The first time your Zotero library syncs, Firefox may appear to hang, especially if you have a large library. Be patient. If the Zotero sync icon continues to spin and you're convinced there is a problem, see Sync Queuing.

By default, Zotero will merge your local Zotero library with your library on zotero.org—any changes you make in one place will be applied to the other and on all other synced computers.

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