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Bib Your TeX: Citation Tools for LaTeX and Overleaf Users Online

BibTeX, like many citation tools, is a way to save time and avoid that last-minute hunt for citation information that takes the time of many academic researchers. It is designed to be used with the LaTeX typesetting system (and variants like XeTeX and LuaLaTeX). The best way to use it, though, is to bundle it into what you do upstream while locating articles and books and sifting through the information in your research area.

This workshop will primarily use Overleaf, an online LaTeX writing tool similar to Google Docs, which simplifies some aspects of generating documents. The instructor will point out differences that desktop TeX software users will need to keep in mind.

Recommended audience: People who have basic knowledge of LaTeX

Pre-session work: Register for an Overleaf.com account with your yale.edu email. Optional: Bring some citations to import.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will call citation packages, style files, and bib files in their LaTeX documents.
  • Participants will create and edit entries in a bib file.
  • Participants will know where to find the export tools for BibTeX in major literature searching tools like Google Scholar and the Web of Science, in addition to databases hosted on several common library platforms.
  • Participants will have a plan for organizing their references in a tool like Mendeley, Zotero, or BibDesk.

This workshop will take 45 minutes, with time for questions at the end. We will primarily be using Overleaf (https://overleaf.com), which you can use at no cost to you by signing up with your Yale email.

Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during this semester will be eligible for a prize. Learn more about the Workshop Incentive Program.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Citation Management     Marx Science and Social Science Library  

Registration is required. There are 20 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Jennifer Snow