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BIB File Format

Bibliography file (ASCII)

BIB is a file extension for a text document used to store ASCII bibliographical information. BIB files are formatted using BiBTeX formatting, and often used with LaTeX document preparation. BIB files may contain bibliographies for books, articles, research papers, tech reports, and more. A sample BIB file entry follows:

@BOOK{citation key,

AUTHOR = "Author name",
TITLE = "Title of book",
PUBLISHER = {Name of publisher},
ADDRESS = {Location published}      }

BIB files can be opened or edited using BibDesk, BibEdit, JabRef and others.


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