pyads is a simple way of interacting with a bibtex library built primarily from
the ADS (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html). Your mileage may
vary, but I've found it useful for quickly looking up cite info. There are a
lot of improvements that could be made.
Here's a short script to start showing the functionality. I'll try to get get
some more docs up here soon.
lib = ADSLibrary('test')
for t in ["2011ApJ...735...96S", "2008ApJ...689.1063S"]:
b = lib.find('Skillman2011')
b.download() # Not fully tested
b.open() # Also not fully tested.
# You would import an exisiting bib library with:
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