bibtex from webpage [was Re: Tex utilities - related to ampersand cr error thread]

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at
Mon Jul 8 06:15:15 CEST 2019


> just trying to extract bibtex from webpages is a huge task in
> itself...

I've pretty much solved this for biology.  See my yvp page:

It turns out that the year, volume and page are often sufficient to
identify a unique paper in PubMed.  (If not, one can tack on an extra
key word or select from the list provided by PubMed)  The yvp script
does this.

So one gives the yvp script these three items and it returns the
pubmed page.  One can then take the pubmed id into my medlinebib
program to get the bibtex format.

Having built yvp, I built another script, yvpg, that will guess what
numbers in the cut/paste buffer are the year/volume/page and pass that
to yvp.

So the process is to copy the full reference into the cut/paste buffer
(macOS) and click on the yvpg script on the desktop to get the pubmed
id.  Then run medlinebib from the command line.

On the other hand, google of a full reference often works
quite well ...


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Biological Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at

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