Scientists should write more texts that are aimed towards a general public. But it used to be complicated to copy and paste all the references etc. format the text and graphics, publish… Below are the tools to perform all of the above in a fast and easy way.
We will take two biggest pains out of writing referenced text. Citations and design.
Setup your free webpage using GitHub Pages.
Easy Copy allows you to copy text and then paste it in MediaWiki, Markdown or any other form or syntax you wish.
I use this
[%title%](%url%) which will paste the words I colored together with the URL and put them in Mardown syntax.
Set Mendeley watched folders to automatically update your paper database when you add a new paper into a folder on your computer.
Set Mendeley to automaticaly generate .bib files
.bib files are used for creating a citation database and can be used in a number of “languages” such as Latex and Markdown to name a few. We will use this files to enable autocomplete function for our citations
You can install SublimeText or Atom, they offer autocomplete for your bib files but need to install some plugins and expect some tweaking. Maybe also Jupyter Notebook also has that feature.
If I have more time I will create a more detailed guide. If you are interested drop me an email.