# [OS X TeX] Placing of .bib files

David Cross d.cross at tcu.edu
Fri Oct 22 14:46:38 EDT 2010

Here is a different kind of "answer" to your question: I put all of my
articles (in pdf format) in one folder, along with my .bib files.
This makes it easy to manage the BibTeX database, and also to
"include" one or more .bib files in a LaTeX document.  Here is the
code from one of my current documents:

\begin{document}
\nobibliography{/Users/drc/Documents/Papers/icd,/Users/drc/Documents/
Papers/DoS}
\maketitle

Hope this helps.

Cheers

David Cross
d.cross at tcu.edu
www.davidcross.us

On Oct 22, 2010, at 10:12 AM, Martin Berggren wrote:

> I will be  annoying enough to  recommend you *not* to use a
> global .bib file for your writings. The global .bib file is great as
> a general data base, but I believe it is better to create a
> separate .bib-file with excerpts from your global file for each
> writing project. In this way the project directories will be self
> contained and useful also on another machines, for instance.
>
> On Oct 22, 2010, at 17:03 , Jesper Duemose Nielsen wrote:
>
>> Hello guys,
>> I am new to this whole (La)TeX world and I want to use bibtex for
>> managing my bibliography and references. However I find it rather
>> annoying having to place the .bib file in the same folder as
>> the .tex document. Is there a way to make bibtex find the .bib file
>> without it being placed in the folder of the currently used
>> document (such as putting a sym link in a folder which is searched
>> by default by bibtex or whatever is the best solution)?
>> I tried searching the internet for a solution but I didn't find
>> anything that made any sense to me (I'm not too familiar with the
>> folder structure of the tex distribution nor with terminal in
>> general)
>> I am using os x 10.5 and texlive 2010.
>>
>> Hope you can help. Kind regards,
>> Jesper
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