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Using BibTex

Here's what to do after you have entered your sources in JabRef, EndNote, Bookends or BibDesk:

For TeXShop

  • Save your bibliography as a .bib file in the same folder as your thesis document. Make sure your filename ends in .bib.
  • To have LaTex process your .bib file, add to the end of your .tex file these three lines (thesis.bib is the bibliography filename):    \bibliography{thesis}                                                                                                                                                \bibliographystyle{filename}                                                                                                                                                                              \nocite{*}
  • To make changes to your bibliography, you can edit the .bib file directly or make changes in JabRef, EndNote, BibDesk or Bookends.
  • To generate a PDF with your bibliography, in the .tex file, First typeset with  LaTex (click the first dropdown menu and select LaTex)latex
  • Then typeset with BibTex (click the first dropdown menu and select BibTex)      
  • and Finally typset in LaTex again

As a shortcut to the three typsetting stages, click the Macros button --> Applescript --> Bibliography.

Note: You should follow this shortcut after you have done the above steps at least once. 

Macros 

For TeXnicCenter

  • Save your bibliography as a .bib file in the same folder as your thesis document. Make sure your filename ends in .bib.
  • To have LaTex process your .bib file, add to the end of your .tex file these three lines (thesis.bib is the bibliography filename):    \bibliography{thesis}                                                                                                                                                \bibliographystyle{filename}                                                                                                                                                                              \nocite{*}
  • To make changes to your bibliography, you can edit the .bib file directly or make changes in JabRef, EndNote, BibDesk or Bookends.
  • To generate a PDF with your bibliography, in the .tex file:
  • Finally click Build on the tool bar --> Current File--> Build