Maybe what I want would actually be bad because it assumes that I'm on the internet whenever I write, and doesn't involve a local database of PDFs.
@twsh I've been happy with Zotero for citations
Works with BibTeX / LibreOffice / Word all very nicely, but it doesn't have every citation of every thing, like you want :(
IIRC, ReadCube (https://www.readcube.com/) organizes and extracts metadata of local PDFs and can also search across different search engines to download and extract metadata from online articles.
Not sure how that compares to Zotero, but ReadCube was definitely helpful for me when I was involved in research.
(note: subscription required; offers 30-day trial)
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