About BibDesk

BibDesk 1.3.19 is a BibTeX editor and reference manager. Because it is a BibTeX editor, it is important to understand at least a few things about the BibTeX file format.

  1. If you already have a BibTeX database and are moving from hand-editing or another BibTeX editor, start at the Quick Start.
  2. If you are just getting started keeping track of references or are moving from a program such as EndNote or another reference manager, see the BibTeX Intro.

Help Topics

1. Quick Start   For those who are already familiar with BibTeX
2. BibTeX Intro   For those who need to know more about BibTeX
3. Opening and Importing Files   Opening new and existing files of different formats
4. Searching Your Database   Searching references in the BibDesk database
5. Managing References   Browsing, adding, and editing references
6. Searching External Databases   Searching external databases
7. Citation Keys   Automatically generating citation keys
8. AutoFile   Keeping local copies of articles organized
9. Inserting Citations   Adding citation commands in your favorite editor
10. Templates   Changing templates for export and services
11. Preferences Guide   Setting preferences for BibDesk
12. AppleScript   Automating tasks using AppleScript
13. Getting More Help   Where to find more answers about BibDesk

Online Resources


A. Concept Index  
B. Preference Settings Index  
C. Keyboard Shortcut Index  
D. Character Conversion  
E. Autogeneration Format Syntax  
F. Character Encodings  
G. Template Tags  

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