Mark as Read + Citation Reference Preview


#1

Hi,

I just started using Paperpile and so far it works pretty well :+1:
Here are two questions that I have:

  • Is there a way to get visual feedback in my library of which papers I have already read?

  • Can I somehow preview the citation as it would appear in my references section?
    This would be very helpful because at the moment I always go the extra mile and add the citation to a Google Doc and click “format citations” to check that.

Thanks!


#2

There is no built-in way, but you can use labels to keep track of this manually. You can also spice up these labels with emoji:
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To get a formatted citation, select the paper(s) and click the “Cite” button (or press Cmd/Ctrl + C). The papers will be formatted in your default style, which you can change via the triangle menu next to the Cite button.


#3

Hi Jason,

thanks. Both suggestions work great!

Is there a way to update the library or plugin? Because when I am writing on my Google doc and adding a new reference to Paperpile I can not find it using the Paperpile Add-on or clicking Paperpile-Add citation.


#4

Do you have any news on this?
I added a new paper a couple of hours ago and still can not cite it to my Google Doc because Paperpile wont find it…


#5

That sounds unrelated. Does the title contain any special characters?

As a general trick, you can search using the citekey, which you can copy by selecting the reference in Paperpile and pressing Ctrl + K.