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Is this possible to automatize? I would like everything that is in the footnotes (author(s), title, year of publication/edition) except page numbers or chapter specifications. If it could be made to work, do I have to write the footnotes in some uniform way?

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Do you use bibtex/biblatex for the footnote (via footcite)? if yes, afair there are way to generate more than one bibliography at the end of the document, based on a custom field for book/nobook. – Uwe Ziegenhagen Feb 21 '13 at 2:40
I don't know; the thing I know I have is \usepackage{scrextend}, \deffootnote[1.8em]{0pt}{1.6em}{\makebox[1.8em][l]{\thefootnotemark.}}, and then I use it like this \footnote{Padron-McCarthy and Risch: {\em Databasteknik} (2005), chapters 5 and 11.}. – Emanuel Berg Feb 21 '13 at 2:49
So no bibTeX/bibLaTeX but manual references. You should consider to switch to bibLaTeX, makes things a lot easier if you have many literature references. Are you familiar with bibLaTeX? – Uwe Ziegenhagen Feb 21 '13 at 2:54
Okay, thought so. Check uweziegenhagen.de/?p=2501 for a simple document I just uploaded. It uses biblatex and biber. It's the best way once you made the little learning curve. To separate the bibliography (just one for books) check out texblog.org/2012/10/22/multiple-bibliographies-with-biblatex – Uwe Ziegenhagen Feb 21 '13 at 3:02
It works well with two bilbiographies at the end, one for everything, one for just the books. I updated the blog entry and go back to sleep now. – Uwe Ziegenhagen Feb 21 '13 at 3:11
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What you are looking for is simply a bibliography, which is one of LaTeX's specialties. Nowadays a combination of biblatexand biber should be the combination to cover all requirements. Here is a simple example showing the basic steps:

  1. Create the bib file: Create a file myliterature.bib in a directory and put in:

    author = {F. Weinhold and C.R. Landis},
    title = {Natural Bond Orbitals and Extensions of Localized Bonding Concept},
    year ={2001},
    journal = {Chemistry in Europe: Research and Practice in Europe},
    volume = {2},
    number = {2},
    pages = {91-104}}

    There are dedicated tools to manage these bib-files, e.g. JabRef or Citavi, have a look at them in case you have a lot of references.

  2. Create the TeX file:

    Create a file test.tex in the same directory as the bib-file with the following content:

    \smartcite[12, smart]{weinhold}
  3. Compile the files

    pdflatex test
    biber test
    pdflatex test

    and enjoy the final bibliography. There are lots of resources, I recommend you the biblatex manual and a Google search on biblatexto get more insights, how it works and how you can influence the design of the references.

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Thank you, I fixed it. – Uwe Ziegenhagen Feb 22 '13 at 17:40

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