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How can I change the “References” to “Reference” in the thebibliography environment?
Change reports text for bibliography

I am writing my CV in LaTeX and I am using BibTeX to easily show all my publications. As resume jargon uses the term 'References' at the group of people they can get in touch with to ask about me I was wondering if I could change the title of the section of 'References' for something like 'Selected Publications'. My document class is article.

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marked as duplicate by Marco Daniel, Werner, Paulo Cereda, Torbjørn T., Mico Jan 18 '12 at 19:43

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The best would be to add a minimal example to your question. But it should suffice if you just indicate the document class. –  Thorsten Donig Jan 18 '12 at 18:56
The document class is letterpaper –  pedrosaurio Jan 18 '12 at 18:58
what document class are you using? look in it to see if it defines \refname. if it does, then you can just say \renewcommand{\refname}{Selected Publications}. (not posting this as an answer as it has already probably been asked, but i don't have time to search for duplicates.) –  barbara beeton Jan 18 '12 at 18:59
letterpaper is a paper size, not a document class. We're after \documentclass[..]{<this>}. –  Werner Jan 18 '12 at 19:01
You may be after \renewcommand{\bibname}{Selected Publications}. If so, this is a duplicate: Renaming the bibliography page using BibTeX. Please see if this solves your problem and report back. –  Werner Jan 18 '12 at 19:04

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