Introduction to LaTeX
for EndNote Users

Prepared By :
Mr. RamaRavikumar Ramakrishnan
Engineering Librarian for Aerospace ...
Contents:
1.

What is LaTeX?

2.

Features and Components of LaTeX

3.

Differences between EndNote and LaTeX

4.

What is...
Introduction to LaTeX for EndNote Users
This document will help EndNote users who are looking for an introduction to
theLa...
2. Features & Components of LaTeX
LaTeX can be used for:
Typesetting journal articles, technical reports, books, and slide...
5. What is LyX?
Lyx is a text editor and could be compared to the role played by Microsoft Word
when used with EndNote (fo...
6. Using LaTeX and EndNote
Figure 1 shows the typical process when a user uses EndNote to manage
references as well as to ...
Experienced EndNote users can combine the advantage of seamlessly exporting
references from different sources, especially ...
7.2. Choose „Text‟ under „Save as type‟ and theOutput style as Refman (RIS)

While exporting references from EndNote it is...
8. Importing EndNote library in text (RIS) format into JabRef
The JabRef programme‟s import option is used to import the R...
8.3. References are imported to JabRef

9. How to generate Bib Tex key and save the database(imported
references) in JabRe...
9.3 Choose „save database as..‟

9.4 Save the file as “bib” type format.

Back to Contents.
Introduction to LaTex for EndN...
10.

Inserting citations in LyX.

Connecting or linkingthe JabRef database (imported references) withLyX is
essential.The ...
10.3. Browse the required or imported BibTex database.

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Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. ...
10.4. The selected BibTex database should appear in the pop up window. Choose
the style as unsorted (unsrt)

Inserting in-...
Click Add to insert the in-text citation

10.5. Citation is inserted

Back to Contents.
Introduction to LaTex for EndNote ...
11.

List of some resources for LaTeX
http://www.howtotex.com/general/12-great-resources-for-getting-startedwith-latex/
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  1. 1. Introduction to LaTeX for EndNote Users Prepared By : Mr. RamaRavikumar Ramakrishnan Engineering Librarian for Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Email :ramakrishnan@ntu.edu.sg Tel : (65) 6513 8675 Introduction to LaTeX for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. [Type the company address] Page 1
  2. 2. Contents: 1. What is LaTeX? 2. Features and Components of LaTeX 3. Differences between EndNote and LaTeX 4. What is JabRef? 5. What is LyX? 6. Using LaTeX and EndNote 7. Exporting EndNote library to JabRef 8. Importing EndNote library to JabRef 9. How to save the database as bib format in JabRef? 10. How to insert citations in LyX? 11. Additional resources for Latex Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 2
  3. 3. Introduction to LaTeX for EndNote Users This document will help EndNote users who are looking for an introduction to theLaTexdocument preparation system.To take full advantage of this document, users need to be familiar with using the EndNote bibliographic management software. EndNote is a bibliographic management software that can help store and manage different types of references used in the course of your research, such as books, journal articles, websites and more. EndNote works with most online databases to allow seamless downloading of references and interfaces with word processors like Microsoft Word to create in-text citations and references. LaTeX is an open source document preparation system and inherently does not manage references. LaTeX is sometimes preferred over Microsoft Word to prepare documents because it can better handle special fonts, special characters and complicated document layouts. LaTeX needs to be used together with a bundle of other open source software to complete the whole process of managing references and preparing a document. Based on experience, the learning curve to using LaTeX is steep because the system is not interactive and not user friendly as compared to the mainstream software we are familiar with. Also, there are many different software involved thus users need to be familiar with how these components work with each other. This document will introduce users to the different open source software to be used with LaTeX. The document will also guide users in capitalizing on the key features of both EndNote and LaTeX. 1. What is LaTeX? LaTeX is ONE software among a bundle of software used by researchers to prepare their research documents. LaTeX is... A document preparation system. Used for high-quality typesetting. Used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents. Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 3
  4. 4. 2. Features & Components of LaTeX LaTeX can be used for: Typesetting journal articles, technical reports, books, and slide presentations Managing large documents containing sectioning, cross-references, tables and figures Typesetting of complex mathematical formulas Automatic generation of bibliographies and indexes Multi-lingual typesetting In addition to LaTex, the following software is used for other functions in the process of writing an article: JabRef: Database to store and manage the references (See Item 4) LyX:Document processor to insert citations and references (See Item 5) 3. Differences between EndNote and LaTeX to identify the components of the LaTex system: EndNote Storing References Citing References LaTeX EndNote Library JabRef – (BibTex) Cite-WYW for Microsoft Word LyX 4. What is JabRef? JabRef is the programme where references are stored. In EndNote the references are stored in an EndNote Library. In JabRef, the references are stored as a database in the JabRef programme. It acts as a reference managerusingBibTex as the native format It provides a BibTex-format option to import from reference sources such as online databases. 4.1. Where to get JabRef: JabRef is an open source software and is available for downloading from http://jabref.sourceforge.net Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 4
  5. 5. 5. What is LyX? Lyx is a text editor and could be compared to the role played by Microsoft Word when used with EndNote (for adding in-text citations and references).LyX replaces Microsoft Word in the LaTexsystem to add in-text citations and references. LyX: Is a text editor. helpsthe easy creation of mathematical content. Createsin-text citationreference list and index. 5.1. Where to get LyX? LyX is an open source document processor and is available for downloading from http://www.lyx.org/Download Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 5
  6. 6. 6. Using LaTeX and EndNote Figure 1 shows the typical process when a user uses EndNote to manage references as well as to insert citations into Word Documents as they write their thesis and dissertations. The benefit of this is that you can export references easily from different sources but without the high quality type setting features of LaTeX. Figure 2 shows the process when a user uses LaTeX bundle of software to manage references as well as to insert citations into LyX. The down side of this process is that many databases cannot export references seamlessly to JabRef. The benefit of this process is that user can continue to keep the high quality type setting features of LaTeX. Figure 1: Process of using EndNote to manage references and insert citations Online Reference Sources User references can be easily managed and exported to EndNote Library from: Library Databases Library OneSearch Google Scholar etc Reference Manager EndNoteLibrary Cite-WhileYou-Write Word Processor Office Word Document EndNote Web Some researchers feel that MS word does not handle equations adequately. Figure 2: Process of using LaTeX to manage references and insert citations Online Reference Sources User references cannot be easily exported to JabRef from: Library Databases Library OneSearch Google Scholar etc Reference Manager Word Processor BibTex Keys JabRef LyX Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 6
  7. 7. Experienced EndNote users can combine the advantage of seamlessly exporting references from different sources, especially library databases to EndNote Library while leveraging on the quality type setting features of LaTeX to write their thesis and dissertations. The process can be seen in Figure 3. Figure 3: Process of using EndNote and LaTeX to manage references and insert citations Online Reference Sources User references can be easily managed and exported to EndNote Library from: Library Databases Library OneSearch Google Scholar etc Reference Manager EndNoteLibrary EndNote Web 1. Export from EndNote 2. Import to JabRef JabRef Word Processor BibTex Keys LyX Key steps in the process of combining EndNote (manage references) and LyX (to insert citations): 1. From EndNote programme export references in RIS format text file (See item 7). 2. From JabRef programme import the RIS format text file (See item 8). 3. From JabRef generate BibText key for the imported references(See item 9.2). 4. Use the „Save Database‟ option in JabRef for saving the imported references (See item 9.3). 5. Inserting citations in LyX(See item 10). Connect/link the saved database in JabRef with LyX text-editor. Insert in-text citations using the “Insert‟ menu in LyX text-editor. 7. Exporting EndNote library into a text file to be imported into JabRef 7.1. The EndNote's export feature to export the EndNote library references is used to export the selected references or the entire library into a text file (RIS - format) Select the references in the EndNote library, choose export. Select references to be exported in EndNote. Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 7
  8. 8. 7.2. Choose „Text‟ under „Save as type‟ and theOutput style as Refman (RIS) While exporting references from EndNote it is necessary to ensure the output style isRefman (RIS). - If the output style „Refman (RIS)‟ is not found in the drop down menu, choose „Select another Style‟ from the list. - Use the search box to type „Refman‟ and choose the „Refman RIS‟ format. Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 8
  9. 9. 8. Importing EndNote library in text (RIS) format into JabRef The JabRef programme‟s import option is used to import the RIS format text file exported from EndNote. The „save database‟ option is used to save the imported references. 8.1. From the JabRef programme, choose Import into new database. 8.2. Choose the exported file (EndNote references in RIS format file) and select RIS „files of type‟. Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 9
  10. 10. 8.3. References are imported to JabRef 9. How to generate Bib Tex key and save the database(imported references) in JabRef The imported references in JabRef do not have BibTex keys. The BibTex key is the unique identification number or tag for each reference in a JabRef database. The Bibtex key is essential for inserting in-text citations. 9.1 Select the references in the JabRef. 9.2 To generateBibTex key, choose Tools, AutogenerateBibTex Keys Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 10
  11. 11. 9.3 Choose „save database as..‟ 9.4 Save the file as “bib” type format. Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 11
  12. 12. 10. Inserting citations in LyX. Connecting or linkingthe JabRef database (imported references) withLyX is essential.The inserting in-text citation feature will work only if the JabRef database with the references is linked or connected to the text-editor LyX. The List/TOC – BibTex Bibliography settings in JabRef is used to connect the JabRef database with Lyx. 10.1. Settings to connect the JabRef database with Lyx. Using the Insert menu – List/TOC – BibTex Bibliography to open the pop-up window . 10.2. Click Add to add the BibTex database file. For content select „all cited references‟. Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 12
  13. 13. 10.3. Browse the required or imported BibTex database. Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 13
  14. 14. 10.4. The selected BibTex database should appear in the pop up window. Choose the style as unsorted (unsrt) Inserting in-text citation will work only when the references (JabRef database) is linked to the text editor. Under the Insert menu choose citation . Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 14
  15. 15. Click Add to insert the in-text citation 10.5. Citation is inserted Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 15
  16. 16. 11. List of some resources for LaTeX http://www.howtotex.com/general/12-great-resources-for-getting-startedwith-latex/ How to make a compact beautiful PostScript or PDF file from a TeX file http://www.latex-project.org/ http://www.ams.org/publications/authors/tex/amslatex http://www.tex.ac.uk/ Back to Contents. Introduction to LaTex for EndNote Users © 2013. NTU Library. (version 13 Nov 2013) 16

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