cb2Bib – bibliographic reference extracting and managing software

Last Updated on June 15, 2023

cb2Bib is a program to extract bibliographic references from unformatted and non standard sources, such as: email alerts, journal Web pages and most interestingly PDF files.

This tool reads the clipboard text contents and process it against a set of predefined patterns. If this automatic detection is successful, cb2Bib formats the clipboard data according to the structured BibTeX reference syntax.

The cb2Bib tool helps writing short notes related to bibliographic collections. Notes are written using a minimalist markup on a plain text editor, and can latter be converted to HTML. cb2Bib includes an embedded text editor suitable for corrections and additions. This enables files to be manipulated directly from a cb2Bib session. cb2Bib capabilities are readily available within the editor.

Features include:

  • Automatic and manual processing.
  • Article files can be linked and renamed by dragging them onto the cb2Bib window.
  • Editing and browsing BibTeX files.
  • Citing references.
  • Searching references and the full contents of the referenced documents.
  • Inserting bibliographic metadata to documents.
  • Writing short notes that interrelate several references.
  • Output references are written to BibTeX-formatted files.
  • Multiple retrieval from PDF files.
  • Takes input Journal, Volume, and first page from the corresponding edit lines and attempts to complete the reference.

Editor features:

  • Bookmarks to local or network files.
  • Update Documents Metadata.
  • Export Selected Entries.
  • Right-click menu functionality.
  • Keyboard shortcuts:
    • Reference list right-click menu functionality.
    • BibTeX Browser Right-Click menu functionality.

Website: www.molspaces.com/cb2bib
Developer: Pere Constans
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


cb2Bib is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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