# Problem generating bibliography using Texshop [closed]

I'm having serious problems generating a bibliography using `TeXshop`, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to resolve the problem. I've followed all the helpful hints I could find, and nothing!! When I compile using `bibtex` (after doing latex first), I get an error stating that it can't find my `bib` file. My `.bib` file is located in `~Library/texmf/bibtex/bib`, and I'm attempting to call it with `\bibliography{Dissertation}`. Everything I've read says to put the `bib` file in that location, and they all seem to assume that doing so makes everything run fine. So, I haven't been able to find much in the way of advice!

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Try to put it on the same folder as your main `tex` file. – Sigur Jul 26 '13 at 18:22
Have you run `texhash`? – Mico Jul 26 '13 at 18:31
It should work fine (even without running `texhash`). Can you run `bibtex` on your file's `.aux` from the command line? (Note: you don't `bibtex` your `.bib` file.) – jon Jul 26 '13 at 18:35
Just a thought, try changing the name of your bib file to `dissertation.bib` (no upper case). The Mac OS has a funny relation with case sensitivity sometimes. – Alan Munn Jul 26 '13 at 19:27
As jon pointed, a common error is to try to run `bibtex` on your `.bib` file instead of the `.aux` file. So, assuming your main TeX file is `main.tex` and your BibTeX file is `dissertation.bib`, you need to call `bibtex main` and not `bibtex dissertation.bib`. – Xavier Jul 26 '13 at 20:05