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Sara Thompson

How to read for college - Reading Well and Taking Research Notes - Gould Library Resear... - 1 views

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    Great little LibGuide on how to take notes while reading and some potential apps to use for staying organized.
Sara Thompson

Working with Zotero on the iPad with ZotPad - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Educ... - 0 views

  • The $9.99 ZotPad app lets you access your Zotero library on an iPad.
  • I’m delighted that the newest version of ZotPad has solved these two limitations: you can now access your Zotero attachments if you use WebDAV (and also if you store your Zotero library on DropBox), and regardless of which method you use to sync your Zotero files, you can upload annotated PDFs back up to Zotero.
  • You can highlight, underline, add notes and comments to the the PDF, using whatever your preferred app is on the iPad. Then, when you’re ready, use that app’s Share… or Open In… feature to kick the document back to ZotPad. ZotPad will figure out which item that PDF belongs to, and swap out the old version for the newly annotated version.
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  • In other words, if you download a PDF directly from, say, JSTOR, while in iOS’s Safari, you cannot send that PDF into ZotPad. You still need a PC to do that.
  • My second caveat is that you will probably want to adjust ZotPad’s settings so that it doesn’t try to download every attachment in your library all at once.
  • Go to the main Settings app and scroll down to find ZotPad listed among the apps. Under the section labeled “Preemptive Cache,” change the Attachment files option to “Active items.” This ensures that ZotPad will only download an attachment when you specifically request it.
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