KDE's Applications Office KBibTeX

KBibTeX is a reference management application which can be used to collect TeX/LaTeX bibliographies and export them in various formats.

KBibTeX can do the following things:

  • Preview bibliography entries in various formats (Source (BibTeX), Source (RIS), Wikipedia, standard (XML/XSLT), fancy (XML/XSLT), and abstract-only (XML/XSLT)). Additional preview styles become available when bibtex2html is installed.
  • Import data in various bibliography file formats such as BibTeX, RIS and ISI (requires bibutils) and export data to PDF (requires pdflatex), PostScript (requires latex), RTF (requires latex2rtf), and HTML.
  • Search for the bibliography entries data in online databases (e.g. Google Scholar, ACM, IEEE, arXiv, etc.)
  • Preview local or remote (online) resources, e.g. PDF files, linked in the BibTEX entry.
  • Find and merge duplicate entries in bibliography.
  • Integrate your bibliographies with LaTeX editors such as Kile and LyX.
  • Import your Zotero library.


KBibTeX is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.