# Mac OS LaTeX install not compiling bibliography

I have recently installed LaTeX on my Mac using the standard MacTeX package. I have 2 documents (my thesis and a paper I'm writing) and I have tried to compile both.

Neither will compile the references or the bibliography... I keep getting the same error

Citation undefined, Undefined references,

I have the following code

### testDoc.tex:

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[applemac]{inputenx}

\begin{document}

This is my first document with a bibliography generated by Bib\TeX. Now I cite an article by Duffie\cite{Duffie2001}.

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{foo}

\end{document}

In the same folder I have a foo.bib file.

### foo.bib

@BOOK{Duffie2001,
title = {{Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory}},
year = {2001},
author = {Duffie, Darrell},
edition = {3}
}

Please note that this is just a simple example. My thesis has 100 references and my paper has 48.

When I compile that simple document it gives me the error :

LaTeX Warning: Citation Duffie2001' on page 1 undefined on input line 7.
No file testDoc.bbl.

However I have not referenced a file testDoc.bib but foo.bib

If I rename foo.bib to testDoc.bib I get that same error.

Things I have tried

• I have tried 3 different editors each has the same error, Texmaker is my favourite and is the one I'm trying to get working
• I have checked the settings to ensure that Texmaker is pointing at the bibtex program, it is (I think) /usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/x86_64-darwin/bibtex %.aux

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

-

Seems like you din’t run bibtex but only (pdf)latex, right?

LaTeX cares for typsetting the bib but you need another program (bibtex) to preprocess your .bib to be used by pdflatex. That means that you’ll need the following steps to get a bibliography

1. Create you tex file and the bib file.