[OS X TeX] MathSciNet to BibDesk

Vinayak Vatsal vatsal at math.ubc.ca
Tue Jul 19 03:23:06 CEST 2005


I guess this is my question -- what is the "main pub list"?

All I can figure out to do is copy the listing provided by  
MathSciNet, select "New publication from pasteboard" and then  
manually add each field. But surely there's a smarter way?




On Jul 18, 2005, at 5:58 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> 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)},
>     Publisher = {Addison-Wesley},
>     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 help under 5.1 "Adding References".
>
>
>> 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.
>
> Adam
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