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I am writing academic papers and have sometimes a lot of bibliography appended to my document.
Is there a database tool in Libre Office, which allows to register publications, reference them in a document applying a specific or custom format and automatically appending them to the bibliography?
answered 2012-02-24 23:05:50 +0200Zeki Bildirici
There is a Firefox-LibreOffice extension called "Zotero". It is a great tool, i've used it while i was writing my thesis. I strongly recommend this tool.
Firefox extension: http://www.zotero.org/support/3.0 LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org integration plugin: http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_installation_for_zotero_2.1
answered 2012-02-28 08:45:43 +0200mikebibo
Also have a look at Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com/). Like Zotero, it is free, and works with Libreoffice on multiple platforms: Linux, OSX, IOS and Windows. Unlike Zotero (for the time being), it is a standalone program, independent of the browser. And it incudes a pdf viewer and annotator. For me at least, it does a better job of finding and downloading publication details of science journal articles than Zotero, which, I have read, is better for the humanities. So your mileage might depend on your discipline.
You can manage bibliographies very easily in LibreOffice Writer. It has a built-in bibliography database with a few entries preset or you can just insert them into each document on a document by document basis.
Look in Insert -> Indexes and Tables -> Index and Table... then under type select Bibliography. You can then customise the options quite a lot. You can specify which fields are used for the entries in the Bibliography and in what order for the different types of bibliography entries that are pre-defined.
When you want to add a reference in a document use Insert -> Indexes and Tables -> Bibliography Entry.
answered 2012-02-24 22:34:39 +0200peterR
Jabref does a better job of managing references than the built in bibliography system (which works fine just does not help manage all your refs). There is a plugin for Jabref that lets it push refs into an open LO (or OOo) document. Setting up the bibliography format in jabref is a little fiddly if you don't want/can't use the provided examples but it is not too difficult. Bibus is also available but I have not used this so can't comment on it.
answered 2012-02-24 15:35:29 +0200msiUser
You can access the Bibliography Database under Tools > Bibliography Database. I'm not sure how to use it, but I'm sure there's lots of good information in the help files.
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