How do I deduplicate in Zotero?

Answered By: HSL Ask Us Librarians
Last Updated: May 06, 2022     Views: view

To remove duplicate references:

  1. To remove duplicate records, also called deduping, open your Zotero pane. Next click on the entry to the left named "Duplicate Items". This will display a listing of items Zotero believes to be duplicates.
  2. From there, you can select which version you would prefer to keep and the differences will be displayed beneath the listing of the different versions. Once you've settled on a final version, click on the "Merge Items" button and Zotero will remove the duplicate references. This is demonstrated below:

Zotero screen showing Duplicates folder with references selected to merge into one


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