[OS X TeX] MathSciNet to BibDesk

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Jul 18 20:58:45 EDT 2005

On Jul 18, 2005, at 17:51, Vinayak Vatsal wrote:

> Right, it's easy (but sometimes painful if there are many records)  
> to copy and paste stuff in to the right places.
> But I was wondering if there's some way for BibDesk to parse the  
> BibTex entry provided by MathSciNet and put everything in the right  
> place.

Copy a BibTeX entry (or multiple entries) such as

     Author = {Knuth, Donald E.},
     Note = {Seven volumes planned (this is a cross-referenced set of  
     Publisher = {Addison-Wesley},
     Series = {Four volumes},
     Title = {The Art of Computer Programming},
     Year = {{\noopsort{1973a}}{\switchargs{--90}{1968}}}}

and paste the text as BibTeX into BibDesk's main pub list; same thing  
works for RIS.  You can also drag the selected BibTeX or RIS text in  
to BibDesk, or use the Services menu to add to the frontmost  
bibliography.  All of this should be covered clearly in the online  
help under 5.1 "Adding References".

> On Jul 18, 2005, at 5:12 PM, Fernando Pereira wrote:
>> On Jul 18, 2005, at 6:53 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>>> Copy and paste.
>> He said "efficiently" ;-)

If you have suggestions for improving the efficiency of the process  
as outlined, please let us know.

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