Friday, February 28, 2014

PubMed BibTex QuickLink: A GreaseMonkey / TamperMonkey script adding a link to TexMed from PubMed

I have been writing my doctoral dissertation in LaTeX and have found TexMed -- a webserver that can provide the BibTex-formatted citation for any article in PubMed -- to be an invaluable resource.  My typical workflow has been:

  1. Find the article I want to cite on PubMed
  2. Copy the PubMed ID
  3. Search TexMed for the Pubmed ID
  4. Download the citation from TexMed
This works, but I'd rather cut out the middle steps.  So, I've written a script for Google Chrome* and Mozilla Firefox* that adds a new "[Get BibTex]" link to the PubMed pages that will directly take you to a TexMed page with the citation (screenshot below):



The script is available at UserScripts.org: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/400556

UPDATE: As it looks like UserScripts.org is persistently down, the script is now available on GitHub: https://github.com/djparente/pubmed-texmed-quicklink as pubmed-bibtex-quicklink.js

*These work via the TamperMonkey and GreaseMonkey add-ins, respectively.

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