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Introduction to using BibTeX with LyX
Paul Johnson has created a simple introductory example of how to use BibTeX together with LyX (see the links at the end of this page). This is a simple explanation of the key terms and ideas, and other documentation in this site will certainly be helpful after these elementary ideas are understood. The original post in the user's list was his original mail Subject: Elementary BibTeX/Lyx introduction available When I started using LyX, I had never heard of BibTeX and was distressed that most documentation about bibliographies in LyX assumed I knew about LaTeX and BibTeX. After a while, I found a workable way and wrote up an introductory explanation for newcomers. The document that shows the results of the process while displaying the linkage between LyX and BibTeX has been uploaded here:
That is simple and graphically illustrated. A package including the lyx file and the graphics and bibliography files for the example have also been uploaded.
A less well illustrated (more fumbling and bumbling) document was circulated a while ago, and I don't really recommend it to new users. The only unique component is that it explains one route by which to create customized natbib style files for particular journals. That other document is here http://www.ku.edu/~pauljohn/latex/LaTeX_Bibliographies.html and after people have made LyX work just once or twice with their BibTeX file, then it will be appropriate to tackle the questions of style customization. -- Paul E. Johnson
An introduction to LyX, LaTeX and TeX which has a section on BibTeX with screenshots from LyX 2.0.