# biblatex: excluding shorthand entries from the main bibliography

I use the following coding for biblatex with verbose-ibid, sorry I still do not know how to include a file:

\usepackage[style=verbose-ibid,firstinits=true,sorting=nty,sortcites=true,useprefix=false,maxnames=6,backend=biber]{biblatex} % originally the style was verbose-ibid

\renewcommand*{\mkbibnamelast}[1]{\textsc{#1}}
%\usepackage{biblatex}%remove �in� in journal articles
\renewbibmacro{in:}{%
\ifentrytype{article}{}{%
\printtext{\bibstring{in}\intitlepunct}}}
\renewcommand*{\bibfont}{\small}

\renewbibmacro*{publisher+location+date}{%
\printlist{location}%
\iflistundef{publisher}
\printlist{publisher}%
\usebibmacro{date}%
\newunit}
%for citing short forms
\renewbibmacro*{cite:short}{%
\printnames{labelname}%
\setunit*{\nametitledelim}%
% If article:
\ifentrytype{article}{%
\usebibmacro{journal}%
\printfield{volume}}{%
% If incollection:
\ifentrytype{incollection}{%
\usebibmacro{in:}%
\printtext[booktitle]{\printfield[titlecase]{booktitle}}}{%
% Else:

\printshorthands

\printbibliography


I try to use shorthands for some of the books usually quoted in a shorthand form. This is the example for it:

@book{Eide.1994,
author = {Eide, T. and Hagg, T. and {Holton Pierce} and R. and Török, L.},
year = {1994},
title = {Fontes Historiae Nubiorum},
number = {I},
publisher = {University of Bergen, Department of Classics},
location = {Bergen},
shorthand = {FHN}


My problems are:

1. This title is repeated in the shorthand and in the bibliography. I wanted only in the shorthand.

2. I would like not to waste many pages. I would like something like:

Bibliography title at the top of the page. Then shorthands immediately after the title and after shorthands are finished, the normal bibliography.

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Your style modifications are unrelated to your actual problems. :-) That said, here's how to solve them:

1. To exclude entries with a shorthand field from the "normal" bibliography, define a corresponding bibcheck. See section 3.5.9 of the biblatex manual for details.

2. To typeset the bibliography and the list of shorthands as \section* instead of \chapter* in the book/report class, use the "subbibliography" heading and a custom-defined "subshorthands" heading. See section 3.5.7 of the manual for details.

\documentclass{book}

\usepackage[style=verbose]{biblatex}

\defbibcheck{noshorthand}{%
\iffieldundef{shorthand}{}{\skipentry}%
}

\makeatletter
\section*{#1}%
\if@twoside\markright{\MakeUppercase{#1}}\fi}
\makeatother

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
shorthand = {Aut},
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
}
@misc{B02,
author = {Buthor, B.},
year = {2002},
title = {Bravo},
}
\end{filecontents}

\nocite{*}

\begin{document}