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Bibcut - some remarks



The supported BibTeX structure

@ARTICLE{Kliewer66,
  author  = {Kliewer, K. L. and Koehler, J. S.},
  title   = {{Method for the Determination of the Surface Potential in Ionic Crystals}},
  journal = {J. Appl. Phys.},
  year    = {1966},
  volume  = {37},
  pages   = {4592},
  owner   = {User}
}


or

    @ARTICLE{Kliewer66,
      Author  = {Kliewer, K. L. and Koehler, J. S.},
      Title   = {{Method for the Determination of the Surface Potential in Ionic Crystals}},
      Journal = {J. Appl. Phys.},
      Year    = {1966},
      Volume  = {37},
      Pages   = {4592},
      Owner   = {User}
    }


When Bibcut crashes ...

  1. Open your library with Bibcut.
  2. Do not change the options for 'Clean tags'.
  3. Execute 'Clean tag'.
  4. Use the new BibTeX library for further use.



Strange things appear in Bibcut created BibTeX libraries

Note: If strange things appear in Bibcut-created BibTeX libraries - like weird author strings - than it is mostly due to the original BibTeX library that already contains some wrong formatting! In this case, check the library with JabRef for instance or manually modify the original BibTeX library (editing in a text editor). In particular with Papers or Mendeley, strange things might appear in their BibTeX libraries.



'Cleaning'

'Cleaning' means to bring a BibTeX library into a better shape. The best way to 'clean' a BibTeX library are the following steps: 

  1. Open your library with Bibcut.
  2. Open the options for 'Clean tags'
  3. Choose tags which you do not need. ('abstract' for instance)
  4. Execute 'Clean tags'
  5. Execute 'Clean characters'
  6. Execute 'Clean authors'
  7. Execute 'Clean doubles'

Advantages

  1. Very large libraries become much smaller in size!
  2. The library has no double entries anymore, and a large part of the author strings is in the form of:  'author = {Author1, A. and Author2, A. B., and Author3, A. B. C.}'.

Don't forget: you always have to read the log files and to verify all steps Bibcut has done!


























 

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