How to resolve duplicated references?

As you may know, there is no real BibTeX standard but lots of different dialects and styles.

Zotero for instance creates BibTeX references with un-escaped semicolon or colon characters, although they are used to separate multiple files from each other and to separate meta information like the file’s description and the file type from the […]

How to migrate from Zotero?

If you want to migrate from Zotero to Docear you need to export Zotero’s data as BibTeX file.

Export Zotero’s references as shown on the screenshot to a BibTeX file. Save the BibTeX file in a location that will be part of your Docear project home, e.g. c:\university\zotero.bib. Select your Zotero BibTeX file in Docear […]

How to migrate from BibTeX based reference managers?

If you are using a reference manager that stores its references in BibTeX format, a migration is easy since Docear also uses the BibTeX format. All you need to do is specifying in Docear where your BibTeX file is stored. Then, Docear will show your data in its reference panel.

How to migrate from other reference managers?

To migrate from other reference managers, you need to look whether your current tool has a BibTeX export. If you can export your data as BibTeX, you may specify the BibTeX file in Docear.

How to migrate from JabRef?

Docear has integrated JabRef. This means, Docear offers most (but not all) of JabRefs functionality. All you need to do, do migrate is specifying your JabRef BibTeX file in Docear. Then, you will have all your data from JabRef also available in Docear’s reference panel.

How to migrate from RefWorks?

Sorry, we have no specific instructions on how to migrate from RefWorks because no users have told us how to do it (and we don’t have RefWorks installled). If you migrate from RefWorks to Docear, we would very much appreciate if you could send us some instructions that we can publish here in the FAQ.

How to migrate from Endnote?

One of our users sent us the following instruction for migrating from Endnote. This procedure will capture all entries but not all fields.

1. Get the Bibtex style from the link below and double click on it while EndNote is running. http://endnote.com/downloads/styles?title_op=contains&title=bibtex&tid_op=or&tid=All&field_style_publisher_value_op=contains&field_style_publisher_value=

This style file is for exporting citations, not for exporting the database. […]

How to migrate from Citavi?

Sorry, we have no specific instructions on how to migrate from Citavi because no users have told us how to do it (and we don’t have Citavi installled). If you migrate from Citavi to Docear, we would very much appreciate if you could send us some instructions that we can publish here in the FAQ.

How to migrate from Mendeley?

Migrating from Mendeley to Docear is easy (as long as you did not annotate your PDFs in Mendeley).

Migrating References

In Mendeley, first empty your trash. Then, open Mendeley’s preferences and activate “BibTeX syncing” as shown in the screenshot. Specify a path that is within your Docear project home. Then close Mendeley. Now, there should […]

If you find a way how to switch from Endnote to BibTeX/Docear or using both in conjunction, please let us know.

Zotero can export its data to BibTeX BUT for whatever reason Zotero does not export the file names and paths. Therefore, Docear cannot analyse which BibTeX key is assigned to a PDF. Potential workarounds are

Visit Zotero’s forum and support our request to include file names and paths in the exported BibTeX file (just register […]