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Currently my bibliography says "Literatur" (german). But I want something completely different there. How can I achieve that?

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Please check Renaming the bibliography page using BibTeX (especially the second answer, which deals with babel. If that solves your problem, we can close this question as a duplicate. – Alan Munn Nov 28 '11 at 13:20
    
This is more or less my problem, yes. egreg has also given me a useable answer. – Arne Nov 28 '11 at 14:41
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If you're using, say,

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

put the following in your preamble

\addto\captionsngerman{\renewcommand{\refname}{Whatever}}

if you're using the article class, or

\addto\captionsngerman{\renewcommand{\bibname}{Whatever}}

for the book or report classes. KoMa classes use the same commands: \refname for scrartcl and \bibname for scrreprt and scrbook.

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Please note that if you are using authordate as your bibliography style, the \addto\captions<language>{\renewcommand{\refname}{Whatever}} commands must be placed after \usepackage{authordate1-4}. This is because authordate contains a hardcoded redefinition of bibliography title as \def\bibtitle{References}. Just spent half an hour arguing with my editor. – JoErNanO Mar 20 '15 at 14:27
    
@JoErNanO Nice to know, thanks! – egreg Mar 20 '15 at 14:28

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