Wishlist : find full text PDF *link*

A relatively new addition to Zotero is the "Find full text PDF" facility, which proves very useful (even if it ignores, for obvious reasons, the largest source of PDFs of scientific papers... ;-).

Problem : I can't afford to store on the Zotero server the ca. 14 000 papers I have in my various collections and shared collections. Storing an URI is *much* cheaper in volume.

My current workaround (attach the paper, grab its URI, attach that URI and trash the paper) is a bit too much of a chore to be acceptable...

Hence my question : is there a way to parameter this utility to have it add a *link* to a full text PDF *without storing the paper itself* ? If not, would it be a large work to add this option ?
  • edited 9 days ago
    This basically already exists in Zotero. You can click the URL or DOI labels for the items to follow those links. Zotero also uses these fields for the Find Available PDF function. I would generally recommend using these fields, rather than links to URIs, as they will also show up in citations as needed. If a journal article or conference paper doesn't have a DOI, then you can use the DOI Manager plugin to automatically retrieve it. https://github.com/bwiernik/zotero-shortdoi/releases
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