# The problem

I have 100’s of references in my zotero library. When I bring them to my bib file it ends up in a mess. There are many unwanted keys and there is no order to the references therein. This is the workflow that I have developed to handle the problem

# Workflow

• **Better bibtex: **Use better bibtex plugin to clean up the export in zotero. After installation of the plugin, you can set the fields to omit. Goto Preferences ->Better Bibtex -> Export

• **BibTeX Tidy: ** This website is excellent to beautify your bib file and clean up further. I use it to have proper indentation in my bib file and also to sort the enteries by year.