3 BibTeX database management software
There are applications that provide a graphical interface that allow users to manage theirBibTeX databases. These applications are very useful, because the number of diﬀerentﬁelds (article/book/manual/etc. or title/journal/issue/note/etc.) is quite large.
For Mac OS X users there isBibDesk–
.These applications will allow you to input and edit bibliographical entries and save themas BibTeX databases that can be used in LaTeX documents.
4 Using BibTeX in a LaTeX document
In order to use your BibTeX database in a LaTeX document, you must essentially do threethings:1. Set the bibliography style. The standard is plain:
put this command after the
command in your LaTeX document.Other styles include
The same as plain except entries are numbered based on when they are cited,not alphabetically by author.
Similar to plain except instead of having numerical identiﬁers (e.g. ), labelsare created based on the year of publication and the name of the author(s).
Names and journal titles are abbreviated.2. Make citations. When you come to a passage in your text that youd like to cite,insert the LaTeX command
is the identiﬁer you chose when either typing the database ﬁle by handor using a graphical manager.3. Tell LaTeX to make the bibilography. This happens at the end of the LaTeX docu-ment. Just type
where bibﬁle is the the ﬁle bibﬁle.bib – your BibTeX database.2