[OS X TeX] Beginner: bibliography strategy?

Mark Smith 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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