[OS X TeX] Placing of .bib files

Martin Berggren martin.berggren at cs.umu.se
Fri Oct 22 17:12:30 CEST 2010

I will be  annoying enough to  recommend you *not* to use a global .bib file for your writings. The global .bib file is great as a general data base, but I believe it is better to create a separate .bib-file with excerpts from your global file for each writing project. In this way the project directories will be self contained and useful also on another machines, for instance. 

On Oct 22, 2010, at 17:03 , Jesper Duemose Nielsen wrote:

> Hello guys,
> I am new to this whole (La)TeX world and I want to use bibtex for managing my bibliography and references. However I find it rather annoying having to place the .bib file in the same folder as the .tex document. Is there a way to make bibtex find the .bib file without it being placed in the folder of the currently used document (such as putting a sym link in a folder which is searched by default by bibtex or whatever is the best solution)?
> I tried searching the internet for a solution but I didn't find anything that made any sense to me (I'm not too familiar with the folder structure of the tex distribution nor with terminal in general)
> I am using os x 10.5 and texlive 2010.
> Hope you can help. Kind regards,
> Jesper
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