============================================================================= REFERENCES Bibliographic Software Version 4.3d (c) Volker Kiefel, 1995-2007 ============================================================================= Summary: REFERENCES is bibliographic software for authors of scientific manuscripts and for management of bibliographic data of ARTICLES IN JOURNALS, of BOOKS, of CHAPTERS IN BOOKS and other document types including notes and electronic documents. REFERENCES supports LaTeX including BibTeX. Bibliographic records in MEDLINE format are easily imported. Retrieval of references is possible by keywords, authors' or editors' names, date of publication, title of article, book title, journal name and other data fields. Lists of references and formatted citations in the text can be compiled in any bibliographic style required by the publishers of scientific journals. REFERENCES is provided with a text based console interface compiled for win32-systems and as Linux port. An external text editor is required for editing data. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Installation: This complete distribution of REFERENCES v4.3d comprises the files (corresponding .zip and .exe-files have the same contents): r43d.zip OR r43d.exe (win32 binary files, sample database, documentation) refs-4.3d-src.tar.gz (source code: Linux, win32) refs-4.3d-rt.tar.gz (Linux "runtime" files: sample database, documentation) Please read the instructions for installation in `refsdok.pdf' which can be found in r43d.zip, r43d.exe or refs-4.3d-rt.tar.gz. On win32 systems, create the directory c:\refs43 and extract r43d.exe or r43d.zip into this directory. Version history may be found in `history.txt', for license issues, please read COPYING. References for win32 includes a win32 implementation of AWK (Kernighan's awk dated 04.05.2007). Source code for AWK may be found on Brian Kernighan's website http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/bwk/index.html ============================================================================= Detailed description: REFERENCES is bibliographic software designed to generate lists of bibliographic references and citations in scientific manuscripts in any format (defined by bibliographic styles) required by scientific journals. Bibliographic styles can be created by the user. REFERENCES can also be used as a database to process information on bibliographic data: references may be searched according to keywords, name(s) of authors or editors, title, year of publication and other items. The current version supports document types: (1) articles in journals/periodicals with personal/institutional author(s), (2) complete books with personal/institutional editor(s), (3) articles or chapters in books, (4) various document types with personal or institutional author(s). REFERENCES is primarily designed to support writing manuscripts with LaTeX/BibTeX (among other features, bibliographic data may be exported in BibTeX format), it also supports OpenOffice.org/StarOffice writer and other text processors. REFERENCES is written in C as console application. Data are manipulated in a `binary' database format. To make transfer easy, all data and bibliographic styles can be exported into a documented text format (and -- if necessary -- checked by hand for consistency). REFERENCES is used interactively with menus at a command prompt. For input and editing data, a text editor is required (not included in the distribution). An implementation of awk is required for some scripts included with the win32 REFERENCES distribution (for Linux it is assumed that [g]awk is provided with the system). REFERENCES is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 2 (FSF). ============================================================================= Short description: Bibliographic software supporting LaTeX/BibTeX ============================================================================= Announcement of v4.3d: REFERENCES is bibliographic software for authors of scientific manuscripts and for management of bibliographic data. Updated and new bibliographic and macro format definitions are made available on the project homepage: http://references.sourceforge.net Beginning with v4.3, References is provided as Linux program and a win32 application. Encoding of the internal data representation and of .arr, .fd and text files has been changed. Less can now be uses for reading text files. Volker Kiefel August 2007 =============================================================================
references – Bibliographic software supporting LaTeX/BibTeX
The package comprises bibliographic software supporting preparation of scientific manuscripts, storage of bibliographic data of articles in periodicals, books and articles in books. The package supports the TeX/LaTeX/BibTeX setup as well as commercial word processors. Bibliographic data in the MEDLINE format may be imported. References may be retrieved by keywords, authors’ or editors’ names, date of publication, strings in the title of an article, in a book title or in journal names. Lists of references may be supplied in a (user-defined) formats.
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|Copyright||1995–2007 Volker Kiefel|
derive BibTeX data from resources other than BibTeX libraries|
utility for managing BibTeX files