isi2bibtex 0.40 ---------------- Isi2bibtex converts an ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) bibliographic database file to a BibTeX file for use in TeX and LaTeX documents. Both formats hold bibliographic data on scientific and other academic documents. (In the UK, the ISI databases are commonly known as 'BIDS' or 'MIMAS WoS') See man page for detailed instructions. Installation: -------------- If you don't have Perl installed, it can be got (free) from http://www.perl.com/ . LaTeX, BibTeX and everything else TeX can be downloaded from http://www.CTAN.org/ . Unix set the first line of the script to point to your copy of perl (eg. /usr/bin/perl or /usr/local/bin/perl) make it executable (eg. chmod +x ./isi2bibtex) put it somewhere your OS can find it (eg ~/bin or /usr/local/bin): you may need to change your PATH environment variable if you want, put the configuration file (isi2bibtexrc) in your home directory (rename it as ~/.isi2bibtexrc first) put the manpage (isi2bibtex.1) somewhere where man will find it (eg. /usr/local/share/man/man1/), or just use the html or text copies instead Microsoft Windows [Note: apparently some newer windows systems do not have a DOS shell by default. If you find you don't have a shell, you will probably have to install one - there are several free ones available.] change the name of the script to isi2bibtex.pl (you'll have to use it as isi2bibtex.pl [OPTIONS] inputfile.txt [outputfile.bib] rather than isi2bibtex [OPTIONS] inputfile.txt [outputfile.bib] because the windows DOS shell doesn't know about the #! line) put it in your Perl bin directory, eg C:\Perl\bin (obviously if you don't have perl installed, you need to do that first: see below) if that doesn't work check the PATH environment variable contains your perl bin directory, and as a last resort try perl C:\Perl\bin\isi2bibtex.pl inputfile.txt if you want, put the configuration file (isi2bibtexrc) somewhere and change the @CONFIG variable in the script to point to that file. Other platforms I have no idea, but it should work on any platform that runs Perl 5, perhaps with a few small modifications. Isi2bibtex has been tested on Windows (95 and NT) and Unix. Please send me any portability changes. COPYRIGHT Copyright (C) 2000 Jonathan Swinton, Ben Bolker, Anthony Stone, John J. Lee Isi2bibtex is covered by the GPL -- see the script for details. Send bug reports to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.