# zotero + emacs + latex = awesome

As a PhD student, I have to reference a lot of stuff, which I do with Zotero. It struck me a while ago that it would be nice if this integrated with my LaTeX editor of choice, and so I spent a morning doing just that. Now, I can add references straight from Firefox, and immediately add a BibTeX citation to them in Emacs with `C-c [`.

1. Install Zotero and set it up.
2. Install the fantastic AutoZotBib Zotero extension. Take care: it looks like a Firefox extension, but you install it from Zotero’s add-on menu not Firefox’s.
3. Configure AutoZotBib to dump your Zotero library to a .bib file somewhere.
4. Enable the RefTeX minor mode (which you should already have as part of Emacs). If using biber, you also have to tell RefTeX that `\addbibresource` gives the path to the bibliography.

``````(add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook 'reftex-mode)
(setq reftex-plug-into-AUCTeX t)