# Bibliographystyle invalid

I'm having a problem with using bibliography styles.

In the preamble:

``````\usepackage{biblatex}
\bibliography{ref}
``````

If in the document I write:

``````\printbibliography
``````

I get a version of the bibliography, but with the headline Bibliography, and I want it to say References. When I try to include `\bibliographystyle{plain}` (I have tried different ones as well) I only get the message:

``````package biblatex error: \bibliographystyle invalid.
``````

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If you want to choose a style in biblatex, you have to do so as a package option, e.g. `\usepackage[style=numeric]{biblatex}`. –  domwass Mar 1 '12 at 9:56
Note also that newer versions of `biblatex` require you to write `\addbibresource{ref.bib}` instead of the older command, `\bibliography{ref}`. –  jon Mar 1 '12 at 14:10
Doens't work, I think. I'm using biber with `style=plain` and it generates tons of errors with `style 'plain' not found`. –  user19502 Jul 1 '13 at 16:00
–  matth Jul 1 '13 at 17:59

You could also define the name in the optional argument to `\printbibliography`:

``````\printbibliography[title=References]
``````
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The heading for the bibliography is decided by the class you're using (and that you should have mentioned).

The `article` class uses the string that's stored in `\refname`, while `report` and `book` use `\bibname`. From your question it seems that

``````\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}
``````

should do the trick. Note that the `\bibliographystyle` command must not be used when using `biblatex`.

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Try this in the preamble to change the heading:

``````\DefineBibliographyStrings{english}{%
bibliography = {References}}
``````
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