This page offers documentation galore. You'll get mailing lists, a manual, a tutorial, and stuff related to DTDs.
RefDB mailing lists
The RefDB project has two mailing lists:
- The refdb-users mailing list is intended to discuss the use of the RefDB package. This covers all topics from installation to running queries. Visit the refdb-users list page to subscribe and to check the archives.
- The refdb-devel mailing list is intended to discuss the development of refdb. Use this list to send patches and discuss the further development of this project. Visit the refdb-devel list page to subscribe and to view the archives.
For any information that you cannot find on these pages, please contact the one who is to blame.
The RefDB manual covering version 0.9.8 is available here for online reading or for download (both the HTML and the PDF versions are also part of the RefDB sources). The manual explains how to install and how to use the package:
The RefDB tutorial covers version 0.9.4 and later. It is targeted at RefDB users (not administrators) and provides an introduction to the most common tasks like searching references, adding references from Pubmed, BibTeX, or MARC datasets, and creating bibliographies.
- HTML for online reading
- HTML (tar.gz archive)
- PostScript (tar.gz archive)
- DVI (tar.gz archive)
- RTF (tar.gz archive)
- DocBook SGML source (tar.gz archive)
There is also a manual for refdb-mode, the Emacs frontend for RefDB.
This manual covers the publist add-on, which allows to create publication lists for your CV, or for your annual department publication report.
citestylex.dtd reference explains the usage of the elements in the CiteStyle XML DTD which is used to provide the formatting information for a specific journal or publisher.
risx.dtd reference explains how to use this XML DTD to author RIS-style bibliographic records.
xnote.dtd reference explains how to use this XML DTD to author extended notes.
citationlistx.dtd reference explains the XML DTD which RefDB uses to list the citations in a source document.
DTD and Relax NG schema files
RefDB uses four document type definitions (DTD) in addition to the DTDs of the supported SGML and XML documents. The
citationlistx.dtd defines a document type that encodes the RefDB citation information in a SGML or XML document. The
citestylex.dtd defines a document type that holds the style and formatting information for a specific publisher. The
risx.dtd defines a document type to author bibliographic records. The
xnote.dtd defines a document type to write extended notes. All DTDs can be viewed online. The URLs below can be used as the system identifier in your document's type declaration. They will always point to the most recent release of the DTDs (see the DTD files for how to use a particular release).
The DTDs are also available as Relax NG schemas using the XML notation (
.rng) or the compact notation (