# Zotero

## A Workflow for Using Plaintext Notes with Zotero

I’ve created an “export translator” and a CSL file to facilitate creating and using plaintext notes associated with citations in the cross-platform reference manager Zotero. The CSL file should also be compatible with Mendeley and other programs that use the CSL standard.

## A Self-Hosted Sync Solution for Zotero

Because of my preference not to use the Zotero server to sync my academic library, I have written a small bash (command-line) function to sync Zotero database files over any server of one’s choosing (including, e.g., OwnCloud or Dropbox).