[OS X TeX] MLA-style Template
Adam M. Goldstein
z_californianus-dated-1270506980.07a84b at shiftingbalance.org
Thu Apr 1 00:36:12 CEST 2010
On Mar 31, 2010, at 3:09 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
> I use a text editor on the bib file (whatever is handy/installed but usually Notepad, WinEdt, TecnicCenter, or the like) and have references split into alphabetical lists demarcated by
> %%%%% -A- %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%, etc
> When I want to find a reference, just do a search on -A-, -B-, etc. or scroll. Since all references are together searching is all text based.
I use this method too---just search the text file for author or title information, which I have in a separate, human readable document. It gets a little harder, though, when you have 3K+ references, which we do have in our database.
As well, when making changes, it's easy to forget a "," or something, and then you have to debug. I have BibDesk, but the interns at our lab don't have macs, and so they are the ones making changes directly to the source.
I am told off-list that JabRef does have support for non-standard fields, but that they have to be added in; and that it doesn't change the source at all. I am happy to hear that and feel embarrassed in a RTFM kind of way about not having picked that up.
:) to all
> On 1/04/2010, at 7:19 AM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>> While we are on this topic...has anyone had any luck with JabRef? So far as I can tell, it will *delete* all nonstandard BibTeX fields, which is crazy. I've been looking for something that Windows collaborators can use (we don't have RefWorks or the like) to edit a BibTeX database, but I haven't found anything. What do windows people do?
>> On Mar 31, 2010, at 9:37 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>>> On 31.03.2010, at 15:32, David Messerschmitt wrote:
>>>> Regarding a reference manager, I have found Refworks.com to be a valuable resource. It stores a database of references organized in folders, and both imports and exports references in various formats including bibtex, word, etc. So you can keep one "universal" reference database that can be used seamlessly in various places.
>>>> My university licenses the site (most do), and Google scholar can be configured to export references to my refworks account -- that is a good way to capture references without any typing, although sometimes a little cleanup is needed following the capture.
>>>> Another cool idea is to share a refworks account with collaborators, so you are keeping a joint database accessible to all.
>>>> I am sure that others have their fav system, e.g. Endnote.
>>> Endnote is no one's fav system, it's a curse which should be avoided by all means.
> Alan T Litchfield
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Adam M. Goldstein PhD, MSLIS
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