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Creating folders: public folders, private folders

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015 01:18PM EDT
Folders are a way EasyBib allows users to organize and share content. This guide will demonstrate how to create a folder, and describe differences between public and private access. 

1. Using your preferred web browser, go to and create or log in to an existing account to begin.  After logging in, you will be brought directly to the project page.  If you are not, or wish to return to the project page, click "My Projects" in the upper left corner of the menu.

2. On the project page, there is a side bar with the heading "All Projects."  Beneath this should be a listing of folders; the defaults included with every account include "All Projects," "Starred" and "Shared with me."  

Note: Starred projects can be any projects that you wish to appear in that particular folder, and can be designated for this folder more quickly than more customized folders by clicking on the star, as seen below. 

3. Folders other than the defaults can be created by clicking the "+ New folder" at the top of the list, which will create a prompt asking you to name the folder and designate whether the folder is public or private.   Public folders can have projects shared into them by other users who wish to share projects with you and act as the target folder for shared projects.  Private folders can never been seen by anyone, even when sharing projects between registered accounts. Public folders will have a world icon, as indicated by the demonstration below.

Note: Public folders, despite what you may think about their name, will never display their contents to other users or to outside sources, such as search engines.

4. Congratulations! You've mastered a powerful new tool for organizing your projects and bibliographies. 

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