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Reference managers are easy-to-use tools that can help you collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. This guide will explain how to install Zotero and Mendeley.

Why sync my Zotero library?

Syncing allows you to use your Zotero library from any computer by copying your data to the Zotero servers on the internet.  You should not use this as a substitute however for backing up your data.  Follow these instructions to backup your data.

You will need to create an account at before you can sync your library.

Creating a Zotero Account

You need to have created an account before you can sync your data to a storage area on the internet so you are able to access your data from any computer or work in a group.

Created by Jason Punkett at Georgia State University