[OS X TeX] Placing of .bib files

Jesper Duemose Nielsen jesperduemose at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 17:28:21 CEST 2010

Thank you very much for the (fast) replies :)

On 22/10/2010, at 17.09, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Oct 22, 2010, at 10:03 AM, 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
> Howdy,
> If you place your personal bib files in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/  
> and personal bst files in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst/ or sub-folders  
> of those folders for organizational purposes they will be found.  
> Note that ~/Library/ is the Library folder in your HOME folder. If  
> you don't have the ~/Library/texmf/ folder and below just create them.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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