How to use Paperpile with Overleaf

Paperpile's Overleaf integration is in beta. To activate this feature for your account, go to > Settings > Feature Preview and activate Automatic BibTeX export. Learn more

You can automatically export references to a BibTeX file in your Overleaf project. Whenever you add, update, or remove a reference, the BibTeX file will be updated in Overleaf.

You can choose a folder, label, or your whole library to add to your Overleaf project.

In Paperpile

  1. Go to > Workflows and Integrations

    Automatically BibTeX files: screenshot
  2. Click the Add button of the Overleaf Integration workflow

    How to use Paperpile with Overleaf: screenshot
  3. Select which references you want to add to your Overleaf project. You can choose specific folders, labels, or your whole library.

    How to use Paperpile with Overleaf: screenshot
  4. Click Finish

  5. Copy the link to add to Overleaf in the next steps.

    How to use Paperpile with Overleaf: screenshot

In Overleaf

  1. Click the New File icon

    How to use Paperpile with Overleaf: screenshot
  2. Select From External URL

  3. Paste the link in the first field.

  4. Choose a name for your BibTeX file.

  5. Click Create

    How to use Paperpile with Overleaf: screenshot
  6. Include the BibTeX file in your LaTeX document, e.g. \bibliography{references} . You can add the Paperpile generated BibTeX file in addition to existing BibTeX files. Just add multiple BibTeX files in your LaTeX document as \bibliography{references, other-references}.

Got some thoughts about Paperpile's new Overleaf integration? We would love to hear from you on our Community Forum, the in-app messenger, or via support@paperpile.com.

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