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Has anyone written an interface through which i can get a citation of a book/paper from amazon.com

Thanks for the suggestions from fellow users. I'm updating the questions to detail in more specifics:

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if you don't get the answer here try on tex.stackexchange.com –  Jakob Cosoroaba Aug 16 '10 at 8:58

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If you use Firefox, the Zotero add-on should be able to store a citation, which you can then export as BibTeX.

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for a completely web based solution with no addons:

Go to http://lead.to/amazon/en/?op=bt put ISBN or title, choose BibTeX output and will look up in Amazon and generate the BibTeX, as a bonus it will contain the ISBN and the Amazon URL. Tip: if you go to http://lead.to/amazon/en/?op=bt

Aternatives using ISBN only: http://manas.tungare.name/software/isbn-to-bibtex/ it will generate the BibTeX including the Amazon URL, http://www.ottobib.com, the same but it will not generate the Amazon URL.

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In addition to zotero and citeulike, there is also Mendeley. It allows citation extraction from Amazon via a bookmarklet, and has bibtex export and syncing.

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mendeley.com/blog/academic-features/… ..... long way round, I want something where I give the URL and it gives me back the bibtex entry –  iceman Mar 19 '10 at 8:12

CiteULike is a social bookmarking service with bibtex support (just copy/paste from the webpage), and Post URL (citeulike.org/post_url.adp) seems to do a quite decent job extracting bibliographic metadata from Amazon book pages.

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I used BibTeX Export from My library ... however its not that accurate..it cannot extract all meta-data from amazon and complete the bibliographic reference –  iceman Mar 19 '10 at 8:20

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