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I wrote a journal article some time ago that, luckily, was accepted. The publisher kindly sent me the LaTeX file derived from the article. I now want to include the LaTeX code into my PhD thesis. It is fully working except for the bibliography. The publisher included the bibliography in an \thebibliography environment and used \bibitem for each entry. The bibliography has the following format:

\begin{thebibliography}{}

\bibitem{}
{\AA}gren, A., Buffam, I., Berggren, M., Bishop, K., Jansson, M., and Laudon,
H.: Dissolved organic carbon characteristics in boreal streams in a
forest-wetland gradient during the transition between winter and summer, J.
Geophys. Res.-Biogeo., 113, G03031, \href{http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007JG000674}{doi:10.1029/2007JG000674}, 2008.

\bibitem{}
Alewell, C., Lischeid, G., Hell, U., and Manderscheid, B.: High temporal
resolution of ion fluxes in semi-natural ecosystems -- gain of information or
waste of resources? Biogeochemistry, 69, 19--35,
\href{http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:BIOG.0000031029.46798.7f}{doi:10.1023/B:BIOG.0000031029.46798.7f}, 2004.

\end{thebibliography}

My question now is, how can I include this bibliography into my document using chapterbib or multibib. I want a listed bibliography after every section. I tried the website text2bib and the perl script tex2bib but it resulted in lots of errors (not recognizing the author or year published). Any google-fu was to no avail. I greatly appreciate any direct help or pointing me to the right link/post. I hope I made myself clear. Please let me know if and how I can improve this question.

  • I guess the simplest thing to do would be to copy-paste the elements of bibitems into a bib file manager such as JabRef, and save the result as a .bib file. Also, note it is easy to make bibliographies per chapter with biblatex (see §3.7.4, Bibliography Sections, of the documentation). – Bernard Dec 28 '16 at 19:30
  • I already tried to import the content from the bibliography into JabRef but it didn't do anything. Can you explain me how you would do it using JabRef? I am already using BibLaTeX. I would like to copy the content from the bibliography into a .bib file that then I can add to the resources. – Strohmi Dec 28 '16 at 20:24
  • What do you mean exactly with ‘It didn't do anything’? – Bernard Dec 28 '16 at 20:38
  • It gives a status report saying "could not find a suitable import format". – Strohmi Dec 28 '16 at 20:49
  • I see. What you should do is chopping each item into small chunks which correspond to a field, possibly modify some details, choose the correct entry, add a bibtex key. JabRef will tell you if there are syntax errors. – Bernard Dec 28 '16 at 20:56

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