[OS X TeX] Beginner: bibliography strategy?
mark at bbprojects.net
Sun Apr 10 07:28:05 EDT 2005
Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>One thing I haven't seen mentioned: there is a freeware application
>called ReferenceMiner which allows you to search PubMed with an Aqua
>interface, and you can drag-and-drop results from ReferenceMiner
>directly into BibDesk.
Really ? Interesting. I did not realize this (that BibTeX transfer of refs directly between ReferenceMiner and BibDesk is possible). To all outward appearances, ReferenceMiner is of extremely limited utility w/o its parent product BookEnds. Bookends is a very capable bibliography manager and worthy of consideration.
Nevertheless, as others have mentioned, if the op is prepared to throw a little money at this project, I would advise considering spending it on Senté:
This is currently the solution for moving information between online reference DBs and TeX-based output.
(Having said that, the most recent development trajectory of Senté might give one cause for concern that it is likely to mutate into something EndNote-like in the long term rather than concentrating on the core-feature of online DB search management.)
Another reference tool to take a look at is hubmed:
this online service describes itself as "pubmed rewired" and that is appropriate.
If there is some money left over, TextMate:
is also worthy of consideration. I love BBEdit, but TextMate has a number of very nice features and tricks pertinent to writing TeX that are definitely worth trying.
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