Quickly Put Together A Slick Bibliography
Linux Format|October 2020
Quickly Put Together A Slick Bibliography
Putting together accurate, searchable bibliographies is rarely a simple job. Kseniya Fedoruk reveals how to do it with less effort, using ONLYOFFICE.
Kseniya Fedoruk

Creating bibliographies, or searching and managing publication references is probably not an everyday task for those who are working with documents online. Nevertheless, if you’re writing a research paper, a book or something to be studied in academic circles, then as a rule you’re required to include a bibliography or a list of references that have helped you to put together your article. This job can be done manually, but it’ll take up a lot of your time. The easiest way to create a bibliography easily and quickly is to use dedicated applications that can perform this task automatically and within seconds.

ONLYOFFICE is an open-source web-based office suite that provides you with advanced online editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations that are compatible with OOXML formats (.docx, .xlsx, . pptx). The suite includes a range of editing, formatting and styling tools along with multiple collaborative features. With the pre-installed add-ons, also known as plugins, as well as with the capability to create and add you own plugin, you’re able to implement extra functionality. In this case we’re talking about three easy-to-use reference management plugins: Mendeley, Zotero and EasyBib.

Bibliography management

ONLYOFFICE’s online editors enable you to create bibliographies and manage references through special plugins. The biggest advantage of such tools is that you can add a bibliography or a list of references while editing your document – there’s no need to switch between several applications. The aforementioned plugins – Mendeley, Zotero and EasyBib can also handle bibliography management.

Configuration of the plugins

Before using the Mendeley, Zotero and EasyBib plugins in ONLYOFFICE, you need to create an account in the service of your choice and connect it to the editors.

To configure the Mendeley plugin, run it from the Plugins tab in the editors. You need to go to http://dev. mendeley.com/myapps.html, where you’ll see a form to fill in, using the link provided in the plugin interface as a redirect URL. When you’re ready with the form, press Generate Secret and then the Submit button. Copy the generated ID and paste it into the corresponding field in the plugin interface.

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October 2020