.bib

File Type 1 BibTeX Bibliography Database IconBibTeX Bibliography Database
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Text document containing a list of references formatted using BibTeX formatting; often used in combination with LaTeX (.TEX) document preparation; allows for bibliographies to be searched and published using standard commands.

BibTeX files may include bibliographies for books, articles, research papers, tech reports, etc. A sample BIB file entry may be formatted as follows:

@BOOK{citation key,

AUTHOR = "Author name",
TITLE = "Title of book",
PUBLISHER = {Name of publisher},
ADDRESS = {Location published}      }
BibTeX files can be viewed and managed on multiple computer systems, but the formatting is standard across all platforms.

Open With
Windows

IconMiKTeX

IconJabRef

IconTeXnicCenter

macOS

IconBibDesk

IconJabRef

IconMacroMates TextMate

Unix

IconBib2x

IconPybliographer

IconJabRef

Updated September 18, 2015
File Type 2 Generic IconBibliography Document
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Bibliography saved in ASCII text format; contains a list of references cited within an article, book, or other publication.

Open With
Windows

IconAny text editor

macOS

IconAny text editor

Updated 2007
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