Managing your bibtex
I am working on reviewing a somewhat large body of literature in preparation for a big paper. And, in the process, I decided to make sure to more properly manage my bibtex database. If you are working in LaTeX and don’t know what bibtex is, google and find out. It is the way to manage references for LaTeX papers.
The tool I am currently using for this is http://jabref.sourceforge.net/. It seems to be doing what I want it to do.
Important shortcut keys
- C-n new entry
- C-g clean up pasted in bibtex
My workflow then is typically, find paper. Most cites that host papers export BibTex. Get that. C-[TAB] to JabRef, and paste in the BibTex. Then C-g to clean up and automatically set the key name.
Also, if you download a PDF paper, you can drag it into JabRef and it makes the creation of an entry fairly easy. There is plenty more that JabRef does, but so far I have found it useful
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