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Re: Re: reference manager in Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg103685] Re: [mg103655] Re: reference manager in Mathematica?
  • From: "Hans Michel" <hmichel at>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 08:24:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h9srq3$p9r$> <> <op.u04llrv6tgfoz2@bobbys-imac.local>

Until WRI decides to mainstream this functionality into Mathematica or if
someone already wrote a package the user is left to fend. Either patch
pieces together or reinvent the wheel. So I guess one would chisel this on
round tablets.
I use Publicon. The endnote functionality and bibliographic database work is
adequate. I would advise the poster to try Publicon.

As for the additional suggestions; Firefox is a web browser and Zotero is an
add-in for Firefox. The poster mentioned EndNote (assume they would want to
import existing data instead of starting new) and Zotero can import users
EndNote db. The final goal is to get reference information to be available
in Mathematica.  This was the only free (relatively free) route I could
think of. Nevertheless, for a relatively simple thing, the functionality is
lacking in many applications. 

-----Original Message-----
From: DrMajorBob [mailto:btreat1 at] 
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:38 AM
To: Hans Michel; mathgroup at
Subject: [mg103685] Re: [mg103655] Re: reference manager in Mathematica?

If I must use and learn Firefox, Zotero, Publicon, SQLite, DataBaseLink,  
EndNote, AND Mathematica to accomplish such a simple thing...

I'd rather chisel it on stone tablets.


On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 05:40:44 -0500, Hans Michel <hmichel at> wrote:

> An easy way would be to get Publicon. WRI did the work on adding the
> bibliographic database and adding palettes for endnote reference entry.  
> As
> the notebook files saved by Publicon are generally Mathematica compatible
> the endnote style should come thru.
> At some point some Publicon functionalities maybe in Mathematica
> Another possibility is to use yet another tool as you reference manager.
> Then writing your own palette that can insert endnotes to a current
> notebook, by accessing the SQLite database that zotero installs in your
> FireFox directory.
> Zotero to manage your references, DataBaseLink to connect to SQLite, and
> select your references to a palette and some programming to add to  
> current
> notebook.
> Zotero can import EndNote databases.
> There are so many bibliographic db implementation that the wheel gets
> reinvented way too often
> Additionaly OpenOffice (Star Office) provides its own bibilographic
> database.
> Maybe WRI can centralize the users reference DB thru packlets and hosting
> users reference DB. A start to online collaboration tools.
> Hans
> "ATG" <goossens.aart at> wrote in message
> news:h9srq3$p9r$1 at
>> Hey,
>> I was wondering if Mathematica has a built-in reference manager or
>> whether it is possible to access your Endnote (or other)-bibliography
>> from within Mathematica.
>> The only thing I can find is that <a href=
>> products/mathematica/analysis/content/
>> DocumentProcessingSystems.html>Mathematica</a> can access a variety of
>> databases, most probably including bibliography databases.
>> Wolfram appears to make a big deal of Mathematica's document
>> processing and report generation capabilities, but there seems to be
>> no (easy?) way to include references.
>> ATG

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