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Citation Management and Notes Collection in Markdown


This document serves as a guide for managing citations and collecting research notes for our project. We'll use a combination of a .bib file for bibliographic references and Markdown for note-taking.

Part 1: Setting Up Your .bib File for Citations

Creating a .bib File

  1. Create a new file with a .bib extension, for example, project_references.bib.
  2. Add bibliographic entries to this file. Each entry should follow the BibTeX format.

Example of a .bib Entry

```bibtex @article{Doe2021, author = {Jane Doe and John Smith}, title = {Insights into Environmental Data Science}, journal = {Journal of Data Science}, year = {2021}, volume = {15}, number = {4}, pages = {123-145}, doi = {10.1000/jds.2021.15.4} }

Part 2: Using Citations in Markdown

Citing in Your Markdown Document

  • Refer to works in your .bib file using citation keys, like [@Doe2021].

Converting Markdown to PDF with Citations

  • Use Pandoc: pandoc --bibliography=project_references.bib --citeproc -o output.pdf

Part 3: Collecting Citations and Research Notes

Structuring Your Notes

Notes on Doe 2021 [@Doe2021]

  • Key Points:
  • Summary of the article's main arguments.
  • Notable methodologies.

  • Relevance to Our Project:

  • How this research informs our project.
  • Applicable methodologies or theories.

Notes on Another Article [@Another2021]

  • Key Points:
  • ...

  • Relevance to Our Project:

  • ...


This document facilitates efficient management of references and collaborative knowledge building for our project.

Last update: 2024-05-09