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I am new to latex. I have all my references contains in bibfile.bib. However, I have formatted my document to output separate bibliographies after each section. In my main tex file I have:



In each section#.tex file, at the end, I have:


I am not using biblatex or natbib or anything else. Everything works perfectly, except each reference section starts like this:


I would like to get rid of these headers entirely, and perhaps use a \subsection so that the reference section is numbered properly. Or at least, get rid of two of the three "Reference" headings...

I see several similar threads, but they are using different packages and I can't seem to figure this out. I know I should be able to remap the Reference header, but I can't find a solution that works.

Note: \renewcommand{\refname}{} doesn't work. Not only does it leave a big space in place of the reference header, it doesn't get rid of the last *References

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Please post a short, complete example code that reproduces the problem. Without that it will be difficult for anyone to help you. – Ian Thompson Jan 31 '13 at 10:18
Each \bibliography command prints such a title. Have a look at the following FAQ answer about multiple bibliographies – Andrew Swann Jan 31 '13 at 10:32
@AndrewSwann hmm i think that's for using multiple bibliography files, no? I only have one .bib file – Jeff Jan 31 '13 at 10:38
As Ian Thompson, said we need more details of what you are doing, to avoiding guessing too much. Providing a minimal working example (MWE) would be best. The FAQ I provided, links to another question about bibliographies per chapter, which also applies to other sectional units. – Andrew Swann Jan 31 '13 at 10:42
@AndrewSwann I have already edited my question, but please let me know if this is not sufficient – Jeff Jan 31 '13 at 10:44
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According to the apacite package documentation, using the sectionbib option of chapterbib is not recommended.

The solution is to use the sectionbib option of apacite in conjunction with chapterbib, i.e.


then simply print your bibliography in each section as usual:

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