# Positioning footnotes before the bibliography

I don't want a separate page for my bibliography, so the references simply follow after the end of the actual document. However, there happens to be a footnote on the last page which is then displayed underneath the references. How can I move the footnote to just beneath the text, but before the references?

Screenshot of the last page:

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Did you already checked the package 'footmisc'? It's a good point to start. – Martin Scharrer Feb 11 '11 at 15:17
@Martin Sharrer yup, nothing there. \skip\footins doesn't do the trick either. – 0sh Feb 11 '11 at 15:34
One crazy idea would be to put the bibliography in a bottom float, i.e. {figure}[b] environment. Then the footnote is placed above it. However this leaves all the white space between text and footnote + bibl. – Martin Scharrer Feb 11 '11 at 15:38
@Martin Sharrer this could work by putting the text into a minipage. The footnote then appears just beneath it, although it doesn't feel like a satisfactory solution, somehow.. – 0sh Feb 11 '11 at 15:48
@mewoshh: Note the letter "c" in Martin Scharrer's name :-) – Hendrik Vogt Feb 11 '11 at 16:12

• Put the text from the last page into a minipage and enclose the bibliography with {figure}[h]. Adjust the footnote counters in the minipage by setting your own minipage counter.
• Or as Martin Scharrer suggested, place the bibliography as footnote, e.g. using {\def\thefootnote{}\footnotetext{\normalsize YOURBIB}}.