Location of .bst files

I'm using Windows, and I found my .bst files (such as plain.bst) inside the directory MiKTeX 2.8/bibtex/bst/base. If I want to add a new .bst file of my own, should I add it into this directory, or can I add it into the same directory as the .tex file?

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it should be possible to add the file to the same directory as the .tex file. i'd advise against putting it into the main .../bst/base directory; if you put it there, it will go away the next time you install a new version of tex live (or whatever distribution you're using). but since i'm not using tex on windows, someone who is can give an answer with more authority. – barbara beeton Dec 12 '12 at 21:54

1. add it into the same directory as the .tex file (if you dont use .bst frequently)