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I'm trying to do this:

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I want my bibliography be titled as "A. References", as all other appendixes. But it's still titled as "References". What to do?

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This is because the bibliography is set as a \section* You'll need to redefine the bibliography sectioning command \bibsection


Or something like that. Can't check it works right now...

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For the article class, it should be \refname instead of \bibname. – lockstep Nov 4 '10 at 14:51
@lockstep Thanks. I've edited it now. I still haven't actually checked the above works. I'm stupidly busy, I don't even know why I'm on SE at all... – Seamus Nov 4 '10 at 16:59

The short answer is that you shouldn't: The bibliography is an unnumbered section/chapter by aeons of printing custom.

Many of the default (La)TeX decisions seem nonsensical or counterintuitive, but digging deeper you find that they have a very sound reason, or at least stem from a long tradition. Don't forget that the principal function of the formatting of the text is to make reading easy (that includes catering to well-worn routine), never to startle the reader.

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With biblatex, you can define the references as a section similar to any section. You can also easily add text between the section title and the references.

\section{Section 1}
\section{Section 2}

with mem.bib as follows:

  author =      {Name, first name},
  title =       {Report title},
  institution = {School},
  year =        {2010}
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