Latex bibliography with hyperlinks to PDFs
September 1, 2013 12:17 PM Subscribe
I am an academic who is long overdue for finding a citation manager that works with my ideal workflow. Right now, I tend to generate the bibtex files by hand (ugh!), and want to automate all the fiddly database management/citation formatting issues. I have poked around with Papers, Mendeley and JabRef, but couldn't figure out how to get the features I want.
posted by Metasyntactic to computers & internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I want to create an annotated bibliography of papers that I read, written up in LaTeX, and have hyperlinks from the bibliography entries to the location of the file on my system. This way, when I want to go back and look at the paper again, I just click the link, rather than having to find the PDF on my computer, or go through the citation manager's GUI. There should be a flag in the latex document indicating whether to include these links (for my own use), or not generate them (for publication).
All of the managers I've looked at so far make it easy to get to the PDF through their GUI, but I can't figure out how to get the links that I want in the generated document. I use LaTeX (non negotiable!) on OSX (10.8) and Ubuntu (12.04). Bonus points for working with both operating systems, but either/or is acceptable.