lookbib — Find References in a Bibliographic Database
A bibliographic reference is a set of lines, constituting fields of bibliographic information. Each field starts on a line beginning with a percent sign (%), followed by a key letter, then a blank, and finally the contents of the field, which may continue until the next line starting with %.
lookbib uses an inverted index made by indxbib to find sets of bibliographic references. It reads keywords typed after the > prompt on the terminal and retrieves records containing all these keywords. If nothing matches, nothing is returned except another > prompt.
You can search multiple databases as long as they have a common index made by indxbib