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Anyone use Zotero? How does it work?

Asked by prioritymail (1630points) March 14th, 2012

I want to use it to store journal articles, and I need to be able to share them with people using EndNote. I downloaded the Firefox plugin and it is working fine, but I’m a little confused as to how it works…

If I add stuff to my library in firefox on one computer, how will I be able to access it on another computer? I think you are supposed to create an account and use the Sync feature, but there seems to be a difference between data sync and file sync, and I’m not sure what it is. Also, what’s to stop other people on the computer from accessing my info? There doesn’t seem to be a log in/out feature. If I want to access my info from anywhere, I use the file sync feature? Are there free alternatives to this because Zotero has a data cap. Can I set up file permissions to give specific people access to certain files if I want to share things in my library?

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One way my listings on Zotero remain mine is that I first have to log into my school account on any school computer. That way, when I click on the Zotero icon…what comes up are my listings that I’ve collected when looking through journal databases. Somehow, it also connect to my Refworks but I haven’t really figured that out. Sorry, I can’t be more helpful.

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Thanks @Simone_De_Beauvoir for the quick reply. No this is quite helpful! I didn’t realize that if I log out of the computer it makes the zotero thing inaccessible to others.

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