[OS X TeX] Accessing certain fields in a BibTeX-entry directly "in place"
daniel at kaesmayr.net
Thu Mar 16 07:09:54 EST 2006
I am not sure if what I am trying to accomplish is even possibly as I
really haven’t digested all there is to TeX (yet ;)).
Is there some way to get the contents of a Bibtex field with some
sort of command? Like "get the field $comment from citation labelXYZ
and print it here."
The background for this is: I am writing my thesis in chemistry and
would like to have some sort of index of my chemical compounds which
all have a short name, a long name, my internal name (i.e. label),
have characteristics such as molecular weights, have associated
sections in the text where they are mentioned - etc; and I would love
to have a list of all these compounds in my appendix - including
I was thinking along the lines of creating a custom bibtex file for
this and then working my way up from it. But still - I would need
those "database" like features... is bibtex designed for this at all?
Am I making sense? Has anyone heard of such a thing being done in
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