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I am working on my thesis and this includes a number of articles downloaded from various academic resources.

When doing this hardly any citation information is coming along with the papers and i have manually update the information for my bibliography to be upto date.

Are there any suggestions on how to improve and have bibdesk 'fetch' this information for me?

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Try the Zotero reference manager. It's a browser plugin which downloads all the metadata together with the articles. –  Alex Feb 26 '13 at 12:55
    
@wierts Well, Zotero is a full-fledged reference manager. It's a replacement for bibdesk. Zotero stores all files and data in some directory or online, you can certainly drag-and-drop pdfs to bibdesk, but that's inconvenient. –  Alex Feb 26 '13 at 15:47

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For my thesis, I used Mendeley. Really liked it as there is a desktop client that syncs with a web-based one. Further, there is a Microsoft plugin to get at your bib (though I never use Word, that is handy). Also, for many PDFs it does a good job of auto-populating many of the fields. Once you're done, you can just export your bib file to your LaTex directory. Very handy.

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