Here is what I would like: I'm typing and I want to cite something. I press a key and I can search by author, title in a database of everything ever published. When I make my choice a cite key is inserted in my format of choice (Pandoc) and the bibliographic information is pulled from that big database to a local file. This file is kept in sync with the big database and my own document, until I decide to 'freeze' it and it becomes static as a permanent record.
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 :(
@bgcarlisle Yes, that's what I use too. And I like it for what it is.
@twsh The real problem is how to manage local pdfs, for me.
@ipt Zotero is good for that. And might be a better solution all things considered.
@twsh I've tried it but I don't like it. I wish I could just drop the files in a folder and have an AI extract metadata and generate bibliographies for me.
@ipt Yes, that would be good. But going to a journal site, clicking the Zotero button to import the PDF and data to Zotero and then having an automatically exporting bibtex file does a lot of what that would do for us.
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)
@paanvaannd good to know, thanks for the hint!
Hope it suits your needs (or, if not, that you find something that does)!
@paanvaannd it might not, sadly, since it doesn't seem to support linux :/
Ah, unfortunate :(
I also see that their citation plugin only supports Word 2016...
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