## LaTeX and BibTeX Overview

Below on the left is a Latex markup document, with the formatted result on the right.

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- LaTeX ProjectDownload software and get support for TeX and LaTeX

**BibTeX **is an application of LateX that makes the job of creating footnotes, bibliographies, and reference lists more straightforward. You can build a database of citations for all the articles, websites, books, etc. that you are using for your research project, for easy formatting and inserting in a LaTeX document and more easily format citations with multlingual characters, formulas and equations. BibTex has a built-in style for AMS (American Mathematical Society) citations.

Use the BibTeX button in Scholar OneSearch or MathSciNet to get a bibTex-formatted citation. For example:

Lee, Kyungyong, Li Li, and Andrei Zelevinsky, *Positivity and Tameness in Rank 2 Cluster Algebras*, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics **40** (2014), no. 3, 823-40, **DOI: **10.1007/s10801-014-0509-6.

Will look like this in BibTex:

@article{myArticle1,

author = {Lee, Kyungyong and Li, Li and Zelevinsky, Andrei},

journal = {Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics},

pages = {823--840},

volume = {40},

number = {3},

year = {2014},

title = {Positivity and tameness in rank 2 cluster algebras},

DOI = {10.1016/j.aim.2016.03.022},

}

In Scholar OneSearch, click the "Export BibTex" button.

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In MathScinet, click Export BibTex dropdown

## Citing with BibTeX and LaTeX

**LaTeX** is open source software that allows you to create professionally-rendered files that incorporate mathematical symbols, equations and formulas, which can be difficult to do with standard word processors such as Microsoft Word. **BibTeX** is an add-on to LaTeX that helps you manage your references. Here are some resources to help you get started with these tools:

- Webinar: Citation Management with BibTeXIn this 40-minute training webinar, learn why and when to use BibTeX, how BibTeX files work, and how to cite your sources and share references using BibTeX.
- How do I get started using BibTeX?This 20-minute Bite Size webinar includes an overview of why and why to use BibTex, the basics of how BibTeX files work, and a live demo of how to add references and cite sources using Overleaf.
- OverleafOverleaf is a free online authoring tool for LaTeX and BibTeX. You can set up a free account and access helpful how-to guides.
- Learn LaTeX in 30 minutesA concise, hands-on overview to help you get started with LaTeX.
- Bibliography Management in LaTeXThis Overleaf guide is a great starting point for learning how to build your bibliography, including the basics of BiblaTeX, the latest version of BibTeX.
- Bibliography Styles GuideExamples and code for common citation styles used in LaTeX.

## NU BibTeX Presentations and Webinars

View the Library Calendar for training including webinars

- Getting started with BibTeXLibrary webinar slide presentation

## Books, videos, and support

- More Math into LaTeX byISBN: 9783319237961Publication Date: 2016-02-15The complete book online. (NU Login required)

- American Mathematical Society Style GuideEverything you need to know to create a document for publication according to AMS standards. Includes how to format AMS citations.
- Video tutorials for LaTeXGetting started with LaTeX video tutorials from the ShareTex community.