[texhax] two questions about bibtex: notes field, and citations for different pages in a book

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Wed Oct 15 11:25:18 CEST 2003

Two questions about bibtex:

1.  In each entry in my bibtex file, there is a field called "note" or 
"notes".  It is empty in just about all of them.  What is this field 
for?  I'm wondering if I can scribble in there my notes and thoughts as 
I read the article.  This would be useful when it comes time for me to 
write my manuscript.  But I wouldn't want the text in the "note" field 
to appear in a bibliography, of course.

2.  Suppose I have a book, which my manuscript will cite several times, 
but with each citation referring to a different range of pages.  How 
does bibtex/latex handle that?

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