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Referencer

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:04 pm

I started a new writing project a couple of weeks ago, and wanted to get away from JabRef that I had been using b/c it is very detailed, the GUI is cramped and awkward, and I find its use for my work to be somewhat limited from a practical POV.

I looked around, and ended up choosing Referencer:
Referencer is a GNOME application to organise documents or references, and ultimately generate a BibTeX bibliography file. Referencer includes a number of features to make this process easier:
* Automatic metadata retrieval from PubMed, CrossRef and ArXiv
* Smart web links
* Import from BibTeX, Reference Manager and EndNote
* Tagging
It is also very easy to use, and the GUI is not only clear to read but also has a window for note taking, which is eminently practical. I like how I can input author and date from a downloaded document (usually a PDF), and then just click "Google Scholar" in the context menu, click on "cite" on the Scholar reference > BibTeX, copy the contents of the page that comes up, and then click a button to paste in the information into Referencer.

If you are looking at reference managers, this is a good one to consider.
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Re: Referencer

#2 Post by tascoast » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:15 pm

Being able to import my Endnote library to a decent substitute in Linux would be great. I'll report back.
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Re: Referencer

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:09 pm

It is set up to import EndNote lilbraries, apparently (see pic), don't know how well it works. You could export as BibTeX if it doesn't and try importing in that format.
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Re: Referencer

#4 Post by eemaestro » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:43 pm

This is the first I have ever heard of a "reference manager" application.

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Re: Referencer

#5 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:24 am

If you have never published any document with citations and bibliography, there is no reason why you should. But for those who do, it is a critical question. There is fortunately a lot of software out there:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... t_software

The choice depends on user prefs and, of course, compatibility with OS.
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