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17 November 2006 at 08:55 PM by John Rankin - define bibliography database
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A ''reference'' is "brief information cited in the body of a paper that refers the reader to a complete citation in the bibliography". The reference uniquely identifies the source within the article's bibliography. The complete citation uniquely identifies the location of the source document.
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A ''reference'' is "brief information cited in the body of a paper that refers the reader to a complete citation in the bibliography". The reference uniquely identifies the source within the article's bibliography. The complete citation uniquely identifies the location of the source document. In a wiki, a reference is a link to a citation.
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--> A {Tex} extension package for bibliographic citations, distributed
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--> A {TeX} extension package for bibliographic citations, distributed
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A ''bibliography database'' ???
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A ''bibliography database'' is a list of key/value pairs, where the key uniquely identifies a citation and the value describes the citation. An author can select a citation from the database using its key. The value may itself consist of field name/field value pairs, such as author, title, year, and publisher.
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* In serious works (e.g. scientific reports) you very often "cite" other
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* In serious works (e.g. scientific reports) you very often refer to
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A ''citation'' is bibliographic information that provides "a reference to a book, article, web page, or other published item with sufficient details to uniquely identify the item".

A ''reference'' is: "brief information cited in the body of
a paper that refers the reader to a complete citation in the bibliography". The reference uniquely identifies the source within the article's bibliography. The complete citation uniquely identifies the location of the source document.

The ''reference style'' refers to the way the reference appears in the body of the article, such as "[1]" or "Hawking et al. (2005)
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In order to use a consistent nomenclature the following definitions are used within this work. Note that these definitions may vary compared to how they are used by others.

A ''bibliography list'' or simply a ''bibliography'' is
a list of items where each item contains bibliographic information that provides sufficient details to find and uniquely identify a source (i.e. a book, article, web page, or other published work). Having a bibliography is practically mandatory in scientific works, but also frequently occur in non-fiction works. The bibliography is often placed in a section of its own with the heading "Bibliography" or "References". Usually it is located at the end of a work, but sometimes there are many bibliographies. One such case is a bibliography after each chapter in a book. Another common case is conference proceedings, because each paper within the proceedings has its own bibliography.

The ''bibliography style'' refers to the style and formatting of
the bibliography and its items. The bibliography list may for
instance be enumerated, labelled or sorted alphabetically. Items
in the list should be consistently structured and formatted.
For instance, each item could start with author names, or it could
start with the title.

A ''citation'' is an item in the bibliography, i.e. bibliographic information that provides sufficient details to find and uniquely identify a book, article, web page, or other published item
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The ''bibliography'' refers to a list of citations, i.e. all the citations that are referred to in the work. Having a bibliography is practially mandatory in scientific works, but also frequently occur in general in non-fiction works.

[[Bibtex -> http://en
.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX]] is one of the most widely-used standards for defining lists of citations.
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A ''reference'' is "brief information cited in the body of a paper that refers the reader to a complete citation in the bibliography". The reference uniquely identifies the source within the article's bibliography. The complete citation uniquely identifies the location of the source document.

The ''reference style'' refers to
the way the reference appears in the body of the article, such as "[1]" or "Hawking et al. (2005)".

''[[Bibtex -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX]]'' is one of the most widely-used standards for defining lists of citations.

-> Definition of BibTex (from http://www.definethat.com/define/7294.htm)
--> BibTeX Definition

--> A {Tex} extension package for bibliographic citations, distributed
with {LaTeX}. BibTeX uses a style-independent bibliography database
(.bib file) to produce a list of sources, in a customisable style,
from citations in a Latex document. It also supports some other
formats. BibTeX is a separate program from LaTeX. LaTeX writes
information about citations and which .bib files to use in a ".aux"
file. BibTeX reads this file and outputs a ".bbl" file containing
LaTeX commands to produce the source list. You must then run LaTeX
again to incorporate the source list in your document. In typeset
documents, "BibTeX" is written in upper case, with the "IB" slightly
smaller and with the "E" as a subscript. BibTeX is described in the
{LaTeX} book by Lamport.

A ''bibliography database'' ???
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The ''bibliography'' refers to a list of citations, i.e. all the citations that are referred to in the work. Having a bibliography is practially mandatory in scientific works, but also frequently occur in general in non-fiction works.
18 September 2006 at 02:46 PM by John Rankin - clarify definitions
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A ''citation'' is: "bibliographic information in the body of a paper that refers the reader to a complete reference in the bibliography". The citation uniquely identifies the source within the article's bibliography. The complete reference uniquely identifies the location of the source document.

The ''citation style'' refers
to the way the citation appears in the body of the article, such as "[1]" or "Hawking et al. (2005)".

The ''reference style'' refers to the way the complete reference iappears in the bibliography.

[[Bibtex -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX]] is one of
the most widely-used standards for defining lists of references.
to:
A ''citation'' is bibliographic information that provides "a reference to a book, article, web page, or other published item with sufficient details to uniquely identify the item".

A
''reference'' is: "brief information cited in the body of a paper that refers the reader to a complete citation in the bibliography". The reference uniquely identifies the source within the article's bibliography. The complete citation uniquely identifies the location of the source document.

The ''reference style'' refers to the way the reference appears in
the body of the article, such as "[1]" or "Hawking et al. (2005)".

The ''citation style'' refers to the way the complete citation entry appears in the bibliography.

[[Bibtex -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX]] is one of the most widely-used standards for defining lists of citations
.
12 September 2006 at 04:49 PM by John Rankin - add bibtex reference
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[[Bibtex -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX]] is one of the most widely-used standards for defining lists of references.
12 September 2006 at 04:32 PM by John Rankin - definitions
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!!!Bibliography basics

* In serious works (e.g. scientific reports) you very often "cite" other
sources, e.g. a book or an article. The citation normally appears within
the text, but doesn't usually contain all the information needed to find
the source. Instead, the complete "reference information" for all the
cited sources are gathered in a "bibliography" which is usually found in
a separate section at the end.

* The bibliography can be created manually by checking which sources you
have cited, gathering the reference information as a list and finally
formatting each entry. As you can imagine, this is time consuming and
error prone. For instance, every time you add or remove a citation, you
may have to fix the bibliography. A better solution is to store the
reference information for all the different sources in a "bibliography
database" and let the computer automatically produce the bibliography
for you.

* Note that keeping the reference information in a database also allows
you to select the style and appearance separately from the choice of
what sources the bibliography should contain. This is very useful as
journals typically require the bibliography to look a certain way, and
different journals have different requirements...

!!!Definitions

A ''citation'' is: "bibliographic information in the body of a paper that refers the reader to a complete reference in the bibliography". The citation uniquely identifies the source within the article's bibliography. The complete reference uniquely identifies the location of the source document.

The ''citation style'' refers to the way the citation appears in the body of the article, such as "[1]" or "Hawking et al. (2005)".

The ''reference style'' refers to the way the complete reference iappears in the bibliography.

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