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I'm using the IEEE conference style and am exporting my bibTeX from Zotero. Zotero however just adds all information into the bibTeX and then my TeX-environment just compiles all that information into the PDF, leading to a really long bibliography section with all kinds of useless information. I'm using the \bibliography{IEEEabrv,MyBib}.

What is the best way to limit what information appears in the bibliography? Sure, I could just manually remove the information from bibTeX, but there must be a more elegant solution. Does the IEEE tex-style somewhere define what information will be added?

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Please provide a minimal working example (MWE). If you just use \cite commands for the entries you use, and do not have a \nocite{*} in the document, then by default the bibliography will only contain the entries you reference. – Andrew Swann Jan 21 '14 at 14:31
To clarify, it not the amount of entires in the bibliography that are bothering me, but the addional information such as DOI, the extra field from Zotero, other URLs, and so on. – Franz Kafka Jan 21 '14 at 14:38
There are various formatting directives you can adjust, cf. tex.stackexchange.com/a/102913/15925. However, the information you are talking about is in fields that should be ignored by the style. Please post a MWE. – Andrew Swann Jan 21 '14 at 14:50

You can try clearing the fields you don't want:


Look at the biblatex documentation to find out whether the field is indeed a field, a list, or a name in order to use the right function to clear it.

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Despite the label, I don't think the OP is actually using biblatex. Although, I admit that it is not clear based on the question as it is currently written. I think people are often confused as to what the tag means (often perhaps no more than 'BIBliography' + 'LATEX'?). – jon Jan 22 '14 at 16:51

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