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-<​html><​p id="​zotero-5-update-warning"​ style="​color:​ red; font-weight:​ bold">​We’re +===What ways can I organize and manage my collections?​===
-in the process of updating the documentation for +
-<a href="​https://​www.zotero.org/​blog/​zotero-5-0">​Zotero 5.0</​a>​. Some documentation +
-may be outdated in the meantime. Thanks for your understanding.</​p></​html>​+
 +“My Library” holds every item in your library. To organize these items, you can create collections and subcollections on the left side of the Zotero window. Note that items can belong to multiple collections;​ it is best to think of collections as more like "​playlists"​ than like folders on your computer. To add a new collection, click on the "New Collection…"​ icon at the top-left of the Zotero window or right-click on the left Zotero pane. To make a subcollection,​ right-click on a collection and choose "New Subcollection…"​ or drag an existing collection into another collection. To rename a collection, right-click on it (control-click on Macs) and select "​Rename Collection…"​ To add items to a collection, drag them from the middle pane.
-===What ways can organize ​and manage my collections?​=== +You can also organize your collection ​through tagsClick on an item in the middle pane. Now select the “Tags” tab in the right pane. Click “Add”, type the tag name, and type Enter/​ReturnTo add multiple tags at once, type Shift+Enter/​Return. Enter each tag on a new line, then type Shift+Enter/​Return again to add all of the tags at once. To filter your library or a collection ​on a tagselect the tag from the tag selector pane in the lower-left of the Zotero windowYou can also drag items from the center ​pane to a tag in the tag selector ​to add the tag to all selected ​items.
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-“My Library” holds every item in your collection. ​To organize these items, you can create folders and subfolders ​on the left side of your Zotero ​pane. Click on the New Collection icon to create a new folderYou can create a subfolder by creating ​a new collection and dragging it into another collection. To rename ​a collection, ​right-click on it (control-click on Macs) and select "​Rename Collection." Drag in items from the middle ​pane to add them to a collection. You can add an item to several different folders, and they will all reference the same item from your Library. To view the items in each folder, click on the folder on the left pane and the list will appear in the middle pane.+
-You can also organize your collection through tags. Click on an item in the middle pane. Now select the “Tags” tab that appears above the item’s ​information ​in the right-hand pane. Click “Add” and type specific information about the given item. Now select the tag selector icon {{tagselector.gif?​nolink&​nocache}} above the left-hand pane to toggle the tag selector pane into view. You will notice that any tags you have created on individual items appear here. You can click on these terms and your center pane will update to display only the items that have the selected tags. From the tag selector pane you can also apply a tag to an item or group of items by selecting the items in your center pane and dragging them over the tag in the tag selector pane.+See [[collections_and_tags|Collections and Tags]] for more information.
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