google books bibtex

Alan Litchfield alan at
Sun Dec 8 20:57:17 CET 2019

Agreed, anything not article causes problems.

inproceedings is often problematic, especially where they are coded as articles.

I do not use database filing systems like Zotero and prefer to use an editor. The tags are then easy to navigate and anomalies are more obvious when they are not hidden by a gui. 

Dr Alan Litchfield
PO Box 1941
Auckland, New Zealand 1140

> On 9/12/2019, at 08:28, Mike Marchywka <marchywka at> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 09, 2019 at 08:11:41AM +1300, Alan Litchfield wrote:
>>   I do not rely on them, nor many of the database bibtex entries. I have to instruct my students constantly to repair them
>>   before using, but the effort is relatively minor with a text editor.
> So far the entries from crossref look good most of the time but getting away from "articles" is another issue. 
> Its amazingly distracting though to read literature
> and then debug a bibtex entry or script in the middle of a paragraph finally starting to come together :)
> Someone earlier claime Zotero had this fixed although I was curious how these things could be fixed
> if the info was missing from the available entries. I'm moving my bash script to c++ and now it
> will eventually try to get all available for comparison and maybe manual intervention ( similar to a code merge tool
> probably lol ). Non-DOI documents are still interesting but I've found enough patterns in the sites it
> is getting easier to scrape if the info is there.  
>>   --
>>   Dr Alan Litchfield
>>   AlphaByte
>>   PO Box 1941
>>   Auckland, New Zealand 1140
>>   On 9/12/2019, at 05:39, Peter Flynn <[mailto:peter at]peter at> wrote:
>>   On 07/12/2019 11:26, Mike Marchywka wrote:
>>     Has anyone had problems with the google bibtex entries?
>>   My experience is that they're entirely machine-generated, so they suffer from a lack of source metadata and inaccuracy in
>>   its application.
> I can believe that in an old publication there will be problems but there were things like "..." in important
> places... IIRC the scholar citations were very minimalist. 
>>   P
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