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· 2 min read
BibTeX FAQ

Overleaf is a robust LaTeX container with preloaded packages, live collaboration, a cloud-based editor, and a user base of over 10 million. It also integrates with powerful applications such as Writefull, Zotero, Mendeley, and CiteDrive, a BibTeX-based online reference management tool for users who want to collaborate on the same bibliography for an Overleaf document while keeping all references in sync.

Grammarly is a powerful tool for ensuring that your writing is clear, concise, and error-free. And now, it's even easier to use Grammarly within Overleaf, the popular online LaTeX editor, after the latest release of the new source code editor to Codemirror 6.

Step 1: Install the Grammarly browser extension

The first step in using Grammarly within Overleaf is to install the Grammarly browser extension. This extension is available for both Chrome and Firefox, and can be downloaded from the Grammarly website.

Step 2: Open Overleaf

Once the Grammarly extension is installed, open Overleaf and start a new project or open an existing one.

Step 3: Use Grammarly within the Overleaf editor

With the Grammarly extension installed and Overleaf open, you can now use Grammarly within the Overleaf editor. Simply start typing your text, and Grammarly will automatically check for grammar and spelling errors.

Step 4: Use Grammarly's proofreading tool

When you are finished writing your document, you can use Grammarly's proofreading tool to check for any remaining errors. Simply click on the Grammarly icon in the browser extension, and then select "Proofread my document." Grammarly will then provide you with a detailed report of any errors that it finds, along with suggestions for how to fix them.

Conclusion

Using Grammarly in Overleaf is a great way to ensure that your writing is error-free and polished. With the Grammarly browser extension, you can easily check your writing as you write it, and then use the proofreading tool to check your final document before publishing it. Give it a try and see the difference it makes in your writing.

· One min read
BibTeX QA

Here is an example of how you could cite a game in BibTeX:

@misc{game_title,
title = {Game Title},
publisher = {Publisher},
year = {Year},
url = {URL of game},
}

In this example, the @misc entry type is used to indicate that the item being cited is a miscellaneous type of work, such as a game. The title field specifies the title of the game, the publisher field specifies the name of the publisher, the year field specifies the year in which the game was published, and the url field specifies a URL where the game can be accessed.

You can then use the \cite{game_title} command to insert a citation to the game in your document. The specific format of the citation will depend on the citation style you are using.

It is important to note that the above example is just one way to cite a game in BibTeX, and there may be other approaches depending on the specific requirements of your project. If you are uncertain about how to properly cite a game in BibTeX, you may want to consult a style guide or seek guidance from your instructor or editor.

· 2 min read
CiteDrive

CiteDrive 3.0 is here to make your life 10 times easier by keeping track of all your bibliographies, references, and citations in one place.

We're happy to announce that CiteDrive 3.0 is now available! We've made a number of improvements, such as streamlining the design, increasing focus on reference management with BibTeX compatibility, and upgrading performance. If you use Overleaf or RStudio, definitely give it a try!

Read more: Better bibliography management with Overleaf, CiteDrive, and BibTeX/BibLaTeX — about 3.0 and an updated guide | Overleaf.com

Better Bib[La]TeX Overleaf workflow

CiteDrive offers seamless integration with Overleaf as well as BibLaTeX support. You can easily and quickly organize your references without feeling limited by field or type restrictions. No matter if you use BibTeX, BibLaTex, jurabib, or JBibTEX-- we've got you covered!

New user interface and dark mode

Based on what our users have been saying and the various drafts and prototypes we've come up with, this next update will greatly improve the user experience. Be sure to check out dark mode!

Reference, bibliography, and citation management in RStudio (Posit) in Quarto and R Markdown. 

RStudio is now compatible with the 3.0 update, which means you can use BibTeX-first referencing in Quarto and R Markdown. CiteDrive lets you store your references in a different location from your Quarto/R Markdown project, so you can easily and instantly update your bibliography anytime, just like Overleaf.

· 3 min read
CiteDrive

Do you need to format citations and a bibliography for a research paper in RStudio? Are you struggling to keep track of all your references and formatting requirements? Have no fear! CiteDrive and Quarto can help. This blog post will show you how to use both tools to create beautiful, correctly formatted citations and bibliographies.

Get started

To format citations and bibliographies in RStudio with CiteDrive and Quarto, follow these steps:

Step 1: Include references in your project

First, you must create a CiteDrive account by going to their website and selecting the 'Sign Up' button. Completing your account will then enable you to make an 'R-Markdown' (it works for Quarto, don't you worry) project; simply name it and fill the project with references. Yours might look something like this:

CiteDrive - Example

Step 2: Connect your Quarto document to CiteDrive

Now, let's connect your new CiteDrive to your Quarto document. To do this, click the 'bib' button. This will open up a new tab with all your entries in BibTeX format. Copy the URL from the new tab and paste it into the YAML part of your QMD file.

---
bibliography: "https://api.citedrive.com/bib/514b115a-e8b7-4e14-a7c8-83e88337ad12/references.bib?x=eyJpZCI6ICI1MTRiFTE1YS1lOGI3LTRlMTQtYTdjOC04M2U4ODMzN2FkMTIiLCAidXNlciI6ICI5NzgiLCAic2lnbmF0dXJlIjogIjBkZDgzNGM1NDg2YzE2MTRhYTUzZDAyNmI1YjFhZjgxNTg3ODc4NDQ3Yzk1ODQ1ZWI2ZTA5UTQ5YTFlNDdlMGIifQ==.bib"
---

The following clip shows the flow when using R Markdown. However, the principle of Quarto is the same:

Step 3: Copy the citation keys.

Once your references are imported, you can insert them into your Quarto document. To do this, return to your CiteDrive project and one or more references your want to insert into your document and click the cite button. CiteDrive will copy the citation key to your clipboard.

CiteDrive - Example

Paste your citation key in the necessary passage of your Quarto document.

CiteDrive - Paste citationkey

After you insert the key in the section, click “render.” The citation will be outputted in your desired style, and the reference will appear at the end of your document.

That's all! CiteDrive is the perfect tool to help you manage your bibliography and insert citations into Quarto documents. Test it out now and see how much time it can save you!

Additional information

Quarto

Quarto is a powerful research writing tool that can automatically generate citations and bibliographies in various styles. It supports bibliography files in BibTeX and other formats, making it easy to keep track of your references.

CiteDrive

CiteDrive is a reference management tool that allows you to organize, store easily, and search your bibliographic data. Organize your teams and references in projects, for example, for a dedicated Quarto paper. CiteDrive automatically keeps your references in Quarto up-to-date whenever you or one of your teammates updates the bibliographic data within your project.

Do you prefer BibLaTeX? No problem, CiteDrive is 100 % BibTeX empowered and provides freedom in fields and types for each entry, meaning you can use any BibTeX-based package or alternative, like BibLaTeX.

· 4 min read
CiteDrive

When writing a research paper, it's important to use references to support your claims. Citing your sources correctly is key to creating a solid argument and avoiding plagiarism. This guide will show you how to cite references on Overleaf using CiteDrive. We'll also give you tips for finding reliable sources online. Let's get started!

Step 1: Connecting CiteDrive with Overleaf

If you're not already signed in to Overleaf, you'll need to do so now. Then, go to CiteDrive, create an Overleaf project, and add references to your new project. Your project could look like this:

CiteDrive - Example

After that, click on "bib" on the top left of your project. This will open a new tab to the dynamic BibTeX file that you can use for your Overleaf, which will auto-update whenever you or your teammates add, update, or deletes references from your project.

Finally, go to Overleaf, create a new file, select "From External URL", and paste the URL from the dynamic BibTeX to "URL to fetch the file from" name it here references.bib. Your CiteDrive project is now connected to Overleaf! Remember that you need to click on refresh when you make changes in our CiteDrive project so that Overleaf gets the latest state.

Add files to Overleaf

Step 2: Create a TeX document in Overleaf

Now let's create a new tex-file for Overleaf, which we could call "document.tex" we can define the bibliography, the BibTeX file from CiteDrive with \bibliography{references}. But what bibliography tools should we use? For Bibliography management in LaTeX/Overleaf, there are many options: most likely, natbib, bibtex, and biblatex. For the management of bibliographies in LaTeX, BibTeX is the mainstay that forms the basis for the format. With natbib, BibTeX is provided with an extension that offers more design freedom for in-text citations, and biblatex is a complete revision of BibTeX that offers more reference types, sorting, and filtering options for bibliographies and localization options. While BibteX is the best-known program, BibLaTex is not only just as robust but also the most recommended program for newcomers. The citation and bibliographical data for references and listings are kept in the so-called .bib-file, just as you see in the BibTeX file from CiteDrive. It's always in the same format:

@article{smith201X,
title = {An interesting article},
author = {John Smith},
year = {201X},
journal = {Journal of Interesting Articles}
}

Here @article is the source type, title, author, year and journal, the attributes used to display in your references lists and citations and lastly, smith201X, a unique identifier you can use to reference in your document, mainly with cite(key). CiteDrive is not picky about the format; any field and entry type making it work for the bibliographic package of your choice is acceptable. Because CiteDrive's fundamental goal is to separate bibliographic data from the document and citation styles, all alternatives are supported by CiteDrive.

As a result, we provide three templates below to get you started.

Getting started with BibTeX:

If you want to start with BibTeX, use the following template or open directly to Overleaf. For more information on BibTeX, see the documentation.

document.tex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\title{BibTeX references in \LaTeX}
\author{John Smith}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent enim urna, dapibus et bibendum vel, consectetur et turpis. Cras a molestie nulla. \cite{Hemingway1952}
\medskip

\bibliographystyle{unsrt}
\bibliography{references}

\end{document}

Getting started with natbib:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{apalike}
\title{A Short Guide to Reference Management using natbib with BibTeX}
\author{CiteDrive}
\date {January 1988}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\textbf{Narrative citation:} \citet{Doe:1966} investigated the risks of incorrectly \\
recorded [...], which results in distortion.
\textbf{Parenthetical citation:} The risks of incorrect recording of [...] could lead to distortion
\citep{Doe:1966}.

\medskip

\bibliography{references}

\end{document}

For more on natbib, please click here.

Getting started with BibLaTeX:​

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{biblatex}
\addbibresource{references.bib}

\begin{document}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent enim urna, dapibus et bibendum vel, consectetur et turpis. Cras a molestie nulla. \cite{Hemingway1952}
\medskip

\printbibliography

\end{document}

For more on BibLaTeX, please click here.

Step 3: In-Text citations

If you have the browser extension installed, you can create citations by selecting the text and clicking on the CiteDrive icon in your toolbar.

You can also cite references manually using the cite command. For example, if you wanted to cite Smith (201X), you would use \cite{smith201X}. Or use the reference search in overleaf.

Bibliography styles are preinstalled on Overleaf and depending which package you used references on the following pages:

That's it! You should now have everything you need to start using references in Overleaf. Please let us know by e-mail at hello@citedrive.com if you have any questions or feedback.

Happy TeXing!

· 2 min read
CiteDrive

If you're a researcher, then you know the importance of bibliographies and citations. And if you're using CiteDrive, then you know that it's the easiest way to create bibliographies and citations for your research papers. But what do you do if you come across a DOI instead of an ISBN or URL? Don't worry - we've got you covered! In this blog post, we'll show you how to convert a DOI to a BibTeX citation using CiteDrive. Let's get started!

Using the browser extension

Converting a DOI to a BibTeX citation is easy if you're using the 'CiteDrive Companion' browser extension. Just highlight the DOI with the mouse, open the context menu with the right mouse button, and select 'Search doi'.

CiteDrive - Example

After that, you'll see a BibTeX entry preview where you may change it before saving it to a project of your choosing.

CiteDrive - Example

That's it! You will find the companion available from the following browsers:

Using the online tool:

If you're not using the browser extension, don't worry - you can still use CiteDrive to convert your DOI to a BibTeX citation. Just go to the CiteDrive website and paste your DOI into the 'Enter DOI' field, which you can find under Search via Doi when you call up the plus symbol in the upper navigation bar. . Then click on the 'Convert' button, and voila! - your BibTeX citation will be generated automatically.

CiteDrive - Example

We hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help!

CiteDrive is the easiest way to create bibliographies and citations for your research papers. Convert a DOI to BibTeX citation using CiteDrive today! Try it for free at CiteDrive.com.

Happy citing! :)