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My .bib files are generated by Mendley desktop and usually contain URLs, ISSN and DOIs, but I don't want those to be displayed in my list of references. How can I get rid of them (short of deleting those from the entries, I just want to not display them...) I am using biblatex.

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Assuming you are using standard styles, use options doi=false,isbn=false,url=false. The manual describes these as 'style-specific' options, as they do depend on the bibliography style in use.

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I know this is an old question, and I might ask a new one, but this appears to strip ISBN (useful for books) as well as ISSN (not so useful for journals. – Chris H Mar 20 '14 at 12:01
@ChrisH Would probably be a new question, but I've never seen a published bibliography giving ISBNs (depend on things like hard/soft backing as well as text itself). – Joseph Wright Mar 20 '14 at 12:07
I found another question answering precisely this at tex.stackexchange.com/q/40097/28808 which works for me. I take your point but I'm sure I've seen it in thesis bibliographies, and if you were to cite page numbers it would make sense, as a given numbered edition may not have the same pagination in all versions (considering international versions as well as bindings) – Chris H Mar 20 '14 at 13:53

Alternatively, if you want biblatex not to see these fields at all, use biber 0.9.4/biblatex 1.6 and see section 2.1.1 of the biber manual. You are now able to filter out arbitrary fields (and map them to other fields) before biblatex even sees the data.

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This is also very helpful to remove the abstract field, which quite often contains strange characters like % but will rarely ever be used in the bibliography. – matth Oct 28 '11 at 14:06

Mendeley also includes the arXiv entry automatically so to get rid of this use eprint=false

Answers question in this duplicate entry biblatex & Mendeley - remove obsolete data from bibliography

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The question is not about arxiv entries specifically. – Andrew Swann Dec 10 '13 at 11:27
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – Andrew Swann Dec 10 '13 at 11:27
Well it's not a full answer, I'm glad its on this page somewhere. This is what I was looking for. – kmac Nov 5 '15 at 1:41

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