Below are follow-up posts to the discussion generated on unix
bibliography software. Through a connection at the University of California
I managed to locate the source of BibIX and I received a reply from an
ardent BibTeX user on the merits of this software other than its price ($0),
which contains several good tips and sources. These are enclosed for your
hope this is of some use
eberhardt at mayo.edu
1. Re: BibIX
>Message-Id: <9303162031.AA14197 at socrates.ucsf.EDU>
>To: EBERHARDT at rcf.mayo.edu>Subject: Re: Hello and a Unix Question
>In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 26 Feb 93 11:43:17 CST."
> <930226114317.21215c90 at rcf.mayo.edu>
>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 93 12:31:32 PST
>From: Tom Ferrin <tef at cgl.ucsf.EDU>
>>There is a good package called "BibIX" available from UC. It was
>developed by some pople at UCSF, but is distributed through UC's
>Office of Technology. For more information contact:
>>> Office of Technology Licensing
> 2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 510
> Berkeley, CA 94704-1318
>> Phone: 415-643-7201
> FAX: 415-642-4566
> Email: domino at violet.berkeley.edu
>2. Re: BibTeX
>From: SMTP%"una at acpub.duke.edu" 16-MAR-1993 12:04:29.47
>Subj: Re: PAPYRUS for unix?
>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 93 13:04:21 -0500
>From: una at acpub.duke.edu (Una Smith)
>Message-Id: <9303161804.AA14235 at bio1.acpub.duke.edu>
>To: EBERHARDT at RCF.MAYO.EDU>Subject: Re: PAPYRUS for unix?
>In-Reply-To: <930308091727.22203524 at rcf.mayo.edu>
>Organization: Duke University; Durham, N.C.
>The comment in your summary of responses about Unix bibliographic
>packages that said BibTeX isn't good for various journal formats
>is the mistaken impression of someone who doesn't use BibTeX. The
>package is FREE, which means do-it-yourself or find-a-friend. There
>now exist BibTeX "style sheets" for all the major physics and CS
>journals, plus Science, Nature, PNAS, etc. and Tom Schneider in
>bionet.info-theory has worked out several for the major molecular
>biology journals, and John Reinitz mentioned in bionet.general
>just days ago that he's got style sheets for several more. There
>are several large anonymous ftp archives devoted entirely to TeX-
>related stuff, including style sheets and AWK scripts for converting
>various bibliographic file formats into BibTeX format.
>I used LaTeX and BibTeX to format my thesis. I got a style sheet
>perfect for my university's requirements from another student there.
>Now that I'm preparing the thesis chapters for publication, all I
>have to do is find a similar style for another journal and fiddle
>with it a little bit. This won't take me more than an hour or two.
>That, plus the 5 hours I spent tracking down the university style
>sheet from my classmate, is all the time I will ever spent formatting
>my papers this year! The rest of my effort is devoted entirely to
>the ideas and the prose itself.