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I saw BibTex - Show ISBN number? where it says that IEEEtran.bst will show the ISBN data. I am using this in my thesis, but it does not show the ISBN data. Can you suggest what could be wrong or what changes are required?

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If you are not close to finishing it switch to BibLaTeX. You won't regret it. – percusse Feb 25 '13 at 21:10
I am almost done and thesis is long. – user984260 Feb 25 '13 at 21:13
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@Mico was wrong on this one. None of the IEEE* styles recognizes the ISBN entry. You could either switch to another style that has support for this, or hack IEEEtran.bst to achieve it, or switch to biblatex altogether.

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The problem can be solved using a small trick. In ieeetran style, when you use @book, don't use ISBN field, you may use other field to insert ISBN, I am using "note" field like that:

note = {ISBN: 978-1111111111}

, or any format you like. May this trick solve your issue.

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using note it prints the first letter of "ISBN" small as "iSBN: 978-1111111111". – Rasoul Jul 26 '13 at 14:13

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