Advice: If you print this page, it's always at hand and you can read it if somewhat is unclear.

Use tags to optimize your search#

Tags allows you to organize your bookmarks and publications. With BibSonomy You also can use tags as a keyword for searching and compare items.

How does the tag system work?#

You probably know from your computer or in real life the opportunity to store files / documents in folders and subfolders. A file is placed in a specific folder. The keyword system differs from it fundamentally. A citation, you can assign as many tags as you want. Perhaps this seems at first glance confusing and disorganized, but (to keep track and organize everything), this task is performed BibSonomy for you. Ask yourself before you find your favorite socks. In your 'folder' - ie the drawer - it can not be found. The folder system has failed. But there is this pair of substances, the slogan 'sock' associated with a keyword system that can be found under the bed, because it always knows where to find all the clothing with the slogan 'sock'. Unfortunately we have to disappoint you at this point, BibSonomy does not helps you to organize socks and / or provide in order for a student's room, you need to do more themselves, until further notice. Have a suite of BibSonomy and supports a variety of ways to organize your references, manage, and share it with others.

Advice: Good tags are short and concise. In addition, we recommend you always use singular (singular) (ie, usr tree not trees - or even better: use two keywords: tree AND forest), thus avoiding unnecessary word forms.

System tags#

are special tags that come with a predefined meaning. At present BibSonomy offers three types of system tags:

Executable system tags#

are added to a post to execute some special action with that post.
  • for:<groupname>: Tagging a post with for:xygroup will copy that post to xygroup's collection with the tag replaced by from:YourUserName. Should you change or even delete your post, the copied post of the group will remain unaltered. You must be a member of the group you forward the post to.
  • send:<username>: This tag allows sending a post to the inbox of another BibSonomy user. To use this tag, the receiver must have added you to his BibSonomy friends list or you must be member of the same group

Meta system tags#

are used to label some of your posts. Currently BibSonomy supports the following meta system tags:
  • myown: A post tagged with myown will appear on your CV page.
  • sys:relevantFor:<groupname>: A post with the tag sys:relevantFor:xygroup will appear on the relevantFor-page of the xygroup. Thus this tag has the same effect as selecting xygroup in the "relevant for"-box while editing the post.
  • sys:hidden:<tag>: hides a tag from every user besides yourself.

Search system tags#

are not for tagging a post but rather to be used as a filter in search queries. They all have the same syntax: sys:<fieldname><fieldvalue>. E.g. searching with sys:author:xyz will return only posts where the author is xyz. BibSonomy supports the following filters:
  • sys:author:<authorname> filters the search range by author.
  • sys:bibtexkey:<bibtexkey> filters the search range by bibtexkey.
  • sys:entrytype:<entrytype> filters the search range by entry type.
  • sys:group:<group> filters the search range by group.
  • sys:not:<tag> excludes entries with tag <tag>. Here you can also use wildcards, e.g. sys:not:news_* excludes all posts with tags that start with "news_". See our earlier blog post for more information.
  • sys:title:<title> filters the search range by title.
  • sys:user:<user> filters the search range by user.
  • sys:year:<year> filters the search by year. Several arguments are possible, e.g.:
    • 2000: all Posts from the year 2000
    • 2000-: all Posts from the year 2000 or from one of the following years
    • -2000: all Posts from the year 2000 or from an earlier year
    • 1990-2000: all Posts from the years 1990 to 2000