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.BIB File Extension

File Type 1BibTeX Bibliography Database

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.4 (21 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a BIB file?

A BIB file is a text document created by a LaTeX program such as MiKTeX or TeXworks. It contains a list of references formatted using BibTeX formatting. BIB files allow bibliographies to be searched and published using standard commands and are often used in combination with LaTeX (.TEX) documents.

More Information

BibTeX files may include bibliographies for books, articles, research papers, tech reports, etc. A sample BIB file entry may be formatted as follows:

@BOOK{citation key,

AUTHOR = "Author name",
TITLE = "Title of book",
PUBLISHER = {Name of publisher},
ADDRESS = {Location published}      }
BibTeX files can be viewed and managed on multiple computer systems, but the formatting is standard across all platforms.

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Programs that open BIB files
Windows
MiKTeX
JabRef
TeXnicCenter
Bib2x
TeXworks
Mac
BibDesk
JabRef
MacroMates TextMate
TeXworks
Linux
Bib2x
Pybliographer
JabRef
RefTeX
Updated 1/18/2017

File Type 2Bibliography Document

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.0 (2 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.BIB File Association 2

Bibliography saved in ASCII text format; contains a list of references cited within an article, book, or other publication.

Programs that open BIB files
Windows
Any text editor
Mac
Any text editor
Updated 2006

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