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I need list references with a custom format, with a label showing the type of entry (@article, @book, etc.) and labeling fix/variable fields in a tabular environment. I have successfully obtained this (see MWE below), but I still need to control/improve some aspects:

  1. Avoid numeration (How I can suppress [1] and [2] in the MWE?)
  2. Vertical position of the number of reference and their label ("Article"). How to move both to the top (unrotated) or at the same level that the first field, but both rotated, to save left space?
  3. How to center correctly the main label (Article) when rotated 90º as in the MWE?
  4. How to avoid the extra labels DOI and URL?

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\usepackage[backend=biber, maxnames=99, sorting=none, hyperref=true]{biblatex}


  author = {Smith, A. and Johnson, B. and Willians, C.},
  title = {The three most common surnames in the United States of America},
  journal = {Review of Useless Knowledge},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {8},
  number = {1},
  pages = {290--290}

  author = {Miller, J. and Brown, D.},
  title = {Most used surnames in fake passports},
  journal = {Journal of Nosense Ranks},
  year = {2011},
  volume = {5},
  number = {3},
  pages = {1--130},
  pmid = {1234567},
  url = {http://www.mwe.com/mwe2011},
  doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/jnr.2011.01.01},




% \DeclareNameFormat[article]{author}{\dotfill #1 \dotfill}
\DeclareFieldFormat[article,incollection]{title}{\bf #1\isdot}

\begin{tabular}{lp{0.75\textwidth}}     \\ 
 \textcolor{gray}{Authors:}   & \printnames{author}       \\ 
 \textcolor{gray}{Title:}    & \printfield{title}        \\  
 \textcolor{gray}{Year:}       & \printfield{year}         \\
 \textcolor{gray}{Journal:}   & \printfield{journaltitle} \\ 
 \textcolor{gray}{Volume:}   & \printfield{volume}       \\
 \textcolor{gray}{Number:}    & \printfield{number}       \\
 \textcolor{gray}{Pages:}   & \printfield{pages}        \\
 \iffieldundef{url}{}{\textcolor{gray}{\sc url:}     & \printfield{url}     \\}%
 \iffieldundef{doi}{}{\textcolor{gray}{\sc doi:}     & \printfield{doi}     \\}%

\printbibliography[title=My example articles]
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To avoid numeration use style=authoryear as one of the option of biblatex

For the vertical position of the Article label \rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{Article} instead of the sideways environment (It is not clear to me if you want the reference number with Article)

For removing DOI and URL use \DeclareFieldFormat{x}{\printtext[bibhyperref]{#1}} where x is either url or doi.

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To keep the reference numbers and to have them (vertically rotated) with the Article label, an option is to redefine bibliography


In particular we change the fist argument where we change the argument of \list which defines the default label. With this solution there in no need to use at \AtEveryBibitem, and one can use the numeric option for style (or leave style out)

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Great answer ;) – Fran Oct 25 '12 at 2:02

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