# using biblatex -formatting References section

I am studying biblatex and I'm using just a basic file...

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
%\usepackage[style=authortitle]{biblatex}
%\usepackage[style=authoryear]{biblatex}
%\usepackage[style=numeric]{biblatex}
\usepackage[style=verbose]{biblatex}

%\labelnamepunct

\begin{document}

he said this \footcite{Branston2006}
...
and he said that\parencite{Branston2006}

Edwards\footcite{Edwards2005}

Hammel\footcite{Hammel2007}

Hornung\footcite{Hornung2005}

Maestri\footcite{Maestri1996}

\printbibliography
\end{document}


Which gives me the References section. But with the second line of each reference INDENTED.

1. How can I get rid of that indentation so that it simply flows on to the next line?

2. How can I rename the 'References' section to 'List of References'?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). –  Werner Dec 10 '11 at 5:53
Please have a look at the following question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/27596/… You can also use \DefineBibliographyStrings{english}{ references = {List of References} } –  Marco Daniel Dec 10 '11 at 9:15

Because you're using the article document class, you should insert the following command in your document's preamble in order to change the caption of the References section to "List of References":

\renewcommand\refname{List of References}


(If you were using the book or report document class, you'd type \renewcommand\bibname{List of References}.) Second, in order to suppress the hanging indentation of the second and subsequent lines of bibliography items, you should add the command

\setlength\bibhang{0pt} % default value: \parindent


to the preamble, after loading biblatex. Happy (bibla)TeXing!

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superthanks a lot –  aproxdec Dec 10 '11 at 6:09
\bibname is defined in book/report, while \refname is defined in article. –  lockstep Dec 10 '11 at 9:53
@lockstep: I linked to an previous question. –  Marco Daniel Dec 10 '11 at 9:55
@lockstep -- many thanks for spotting this permutation error! I've corrected the answer. –  Mico Dec 10 '11 at 12:35