Managing your Zotero library effectively
3 Working with Tags
In the author’s humble opinion, are the most powerful mechanism for managing content. The main reason for this is because there is no limit to the number of tags you can put on any item. This lets you set up a system where you can filter and sort your in almost limitless ways to find specific content, and to see connections between items. Tags can also be used for other things, like managing your workflow. If you would like to take your Zotero usage to the expert level, getting comfortable with tags is a critical step on the path!
At the end of this module you will be able to:
- Locate and use tags throughout the Zotero user interface, including automatic tags that are created when some items are imported into Zotero
- Define, combine, and manage tags on items and their attachments, including files and notes
- Organize tags by assigning colours to your most important ones
- Devise a scheme or taxonomy for using tags to organize your Zotero collection
Tags are one of the three features for organizing your Zotero library. A tag is any string of text -- either created by you or imported from a database -- that describes an item in Zotero. T
ags can be subject keywords, geographic or chronological information, workflow/status information, and more. Unlike collections, there is no way to create "sub-tags" for a tag.
All tags are visible in the tag selector, which is in the bottom left area of the Zotero user interface.
This term refers to your total Zotero collection: everything you see when you select My Library and your shared libraries in the leftmost pane of your Zotero window.