In my bibliography I use the names of the authors as they are given in the publication. Usually this will be the last name, the first name not abbreviated and second names abbreviated. However, I now have the following problems:
- For some authors I only have publications with their first name abbreviated.
- Some authors have their first name abbreviated in some publications and in others not. This leads to the strange result that I have them in the bibliography with their first name abbreviated only sometimes.
Should I try to get/use the not abbreviated first names for consistency or leave the names as they are given in the publications?