# [OS X TeX] MathSciNet to BibDesk

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Jul 19 02:58:45 CEST 2005

```On Jul 18, 2005, at 17:51, Vinayak Vatsal wrote:

> Right, it's easy (but sometimes painful if there are many records)
> to copy and paste stuff in to the right places.
>
> But I was wondering if there's some way for BibDesk to parse the
> BibTex entry provided by MathSciNet and put everything in the right
> place.

Copy a BibTeX entry (or multiple entries) such as

@book{whole-set,
Author = {Knuth, Donald E.},
Note = {Seven volumes planned (this is a cross-referenced set of
BOOKs)},
Series = {Four volumes},
Title = {The Art of Computer Programming},
Year = {{\noopsort{1973a}}{\switchargs{--90}{1968}}}}

and paste the text as BibTeX into BibDesk's main pub list; same thing
works for RIS.  You can also drag the selected BibTeX or RIS text in
to BibDesk, or use the Services menu to add to the frontmost
bibliography.  All of this should be covered clearly in the online

> On Jul 18, 2005, at 5:12 PM, Fernando Pereira wrote:
>
>> On Jul 18, 2005, at 6:53 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>>
>>> Copy and paste.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> He said "efficiently" ;-)

If you have suggestions for improving the efficiency of the process
as outlined, please let us know.