As most of BibSonomy's retrieval features can be accessed via a specific URL structure, the built-in keyword replacement mechanism of Mozilla Firefox provides an elegant mechanism for this purpose. To give an example, if you want to search bookmarks or publications inside your own collection that were tagged with a particular tag, you would have to do the following:
- Create a new bookmark inside Firefox (via the usual Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager facility)
- Enter the following details:
- Name: Search My BibSonomy
- URL: http://www.bibsonomy.org/user/[your_username]/
- Keyword: bs
bs myown 2006
to retrieve all bookmarks and publications tagged with "myown" and "2006".
This method is obviously rather flexible and can be applied analogously to integrate e.g. global fulltext search. For this purpose, the URL in step (2) from above would have to be specified as http://www.bibsonomy.org/search/%s.
In combination with the keyboard shortcut to post a bookmark, a tight integration into Firefox is accomplished that eases every-day publication and bookmark management with BibSonomy.