I was trying to insert a bibliography which I created in BibDesk. However, when I insert the bibliography(.bib) in Lyx from 'Insert', and compile it the reference list is empty. Does someone know what's going wrong please?
I use LyX with BibDesk smoothly. Your question is a bit short on details so I'll just go over the obvious things. Make sure there are no spaces in the path/filename. You need to insert in your LyX document a bibtex pipe (Insert/List TOC/BibTex Bibliogrpahy. You then need to tell it where to find your .bib file, i.e., the bib database you maintain with BibDesk. Then, you send your bibliography entries directly from BibDesk: You place the curser in the location in your LyX document where you want the reference to appear, and then you go to BibDesk, right-click on the bib item you want, and choose "send to lyx". If you then hit CTRL-R (or CTRL-D) from LyX, then you should see the references appearing. Remember that BibDesk does not auto-save, so you need to manually save if you are adding bib items on the fly. I hope this helps.