How to import bibtex entries in JabRef from Medline

  1. Search for your article-of-choice in PubMed. If it is not in there, bad luck.
  2. Get the Pubmed ID (PMID) on the bottom of the page, for example 15731331.
  3. In JabRef, press [F5] or choose “Tools/Fetch Medline”.
  4. Paste the PMID, make sure to delete blanks at the end.
  5. Hit [Return] or press “Fetch”.
  6. If your article is in PubMed, then a new entry is generated and selected in JabRef.
  7. Hit [Ctrl-G] to auto-generate a bibtex-key.
  8. Correct the bibtex-key:
    • Replace Umlaute by ae, oe, ue: boecker04sequencing.
    • Latin phrases such as “de novo” or “in silico” must be written “de-novo”, “in-silico”: bafna03de-novo.
    • If the first and second word are connected with a hyphen, keep both words and the hyphen in the key: maass04average-case.
    • Warning: If the first word is followed by a dash “—” then only the first word is used: mailund04quickjoin from “Quickjoin—fast neighbour…”!
    • There must be no colon at the end of a key: murzin95scop, not murzin95scop:.
    • If there is a collision of keys, then indicate the type of document in one key. This usually happens if a paper is published as a technical report and as a conference publication in the same year. Append “-techrep” to the key of the technical report.
    • Name affixes are ommited in keys: yates93peptide for John R. Yates III.
    • If the first author has two last names, connect them via a hyphen in the key: peyton-jones93how for S.I. Peyton Jones.
  Add article to one or more Jab''''Ref groups. 
  Save bib-file. 
  Check in bib-file using SVN.