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Im very new at LaTeX and I would appreciate some help solving this problem. I have created a BibTeX file containing all references to a document. In this text file BibTeX items are inserted and no other text are written, for instance @article{...}. When I call for this bib file from the main.tex file I use the commands:


Now to my question. All i get when I compile this main.tex is the title (bibliography) for this chapter, otherwise the textfield is blank. Is this error occurring because I should write anything in the bib file or have I missed any lines in the main.tex file.

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If you want everything included, you can use

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By default, only those references are listed in the bibliography which also appear in the main text, so maybe you do not reference your sources so far?

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Hi, This was actually the case. I just wanted to look at the bibliography before I started to use it as a reference. Thanks for the quick reply. – Anonymous Jan 15 '11 at 11:35
To include references that have not been cited, you could use the \nocite{refid} command e.g. just before the bibliography! – Paul Jan 15 '11 at 11:39

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