Biber is a {bibtex} replacement for {biblatex}. It is functionally a significant superset of BibTeX, allowing more customisation by the user of, e.g., sorting, label generation, inheritance, and data source stream manipulation. It also supports advanced auto-disambiguation of names and name lists.

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Biblatex-Chicago Author-Date in Footnote

I have looked at Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles but still need some help. I want a second non-consecutive footnote to be Author Year, p. Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer (NY:NYU P.,1990), 201. ...
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XeLaTex, Biber, XeLaTeX mac terminal mactex2015

Want to compile with terminal. Currently options that work in texmaker are "/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x86_64-darwin/xelatex" -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex| ...
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Is “group=false” option from “standalone” package incompatible with “\addbibresource” from “biblatex”?

Edit. I edit my question in order to make it clearer. Preamble. Thanks to filecontents environment, the compilation of the following with pdflatex generates two subfiles: a bibliographic file: ...
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biblatex and \filteror to produce a combined list of abbreviations

My end goal is to try and produce a combined list of abbreviations from a number of fields. (I'm happy to hear if I'm going about this in the wrong way.) Note too that I realise that my implementation ...
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How can I print the equivalent of \textcite{} in the bibliography for a cross-referenced entry using Biblatex/Biber?

When an entry in my bibliography includes the crossref field, I would like it to print that information as if it were a regular citation in the text, provided the cross-referenced entry is included in ...
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Unexpected citation behavior: biblatex with biber and authoryear

The citation style authoryear-comp is designed to output citations of the form '(Doe, 1992)'. (See p. 62 of the biblatex documentation.) This has worked as expected for me, even when using Biber as ...
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Biber suddenly stopped working in sharelatex [closed]

I am a biochemistry graduate student writing his M.Sc. thesis using Latex for the first time. I am about to submit my final draft. I was applying some of my supervisor's corrections and adding new ...
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How to suppress author in a full citation using XeLaTeX, biblatex and Biber?

How can I do a full citation, but suppress only the author while keeping a complete entry in my .bib file and keep a full complete citation in the rest of the document and in the bibliography? I use ...
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Biblatex and CiteULike as a remote bib database [closed]

By reading the Biblatex package doc, I understand I can use my CiteULike bibliographic database as a resource, if only I specify the correct URL as a remote databibresource, and if I use biber as a ...
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Biblatex linebreaks inside \cite

I'm currently confronted with some problems regarding linebreaks inside citations. I'm using biblatex with a biber backend. config: \usepackage[hidelinks,breaklinks]{hyperref} \usepackage{csquotes} ...
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biber not working anymore [closed]

I'm currently writing a report in LaTeX and yesterday everything worked fine. Today however, biber isn't working properly (aka at all). I always get the following error: Use of uninitialized value ...
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force biblatex (biber) to use english even \usepackage[french]{babel} is used

My biblio.bib file is: @article{D-V, author = {David, Wu and Vitas, Vang}, title = {XXX.}, journal = {YYY}, year = {2006}, volume = {12}, %%% number={1}, pages={78--102}, ...
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biblatex numbering different on two computers

I'm running my CV, which is compiled by calling pdflatex main biber main --output-safechars pdflatex main pdflatex main % shouldn't be necessary but added delay negligible When I run this script ...
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Package inputenc Error Unicode \u8 not set up for use with Latex only on OSX

I'm running my CV, which is compiled by calling pdflatex then biber then pdflatex twice. I have a .bib file generated in Mendeley which biber is reading. When I run this script on my Mac laptop, I ...
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sortlocale no longer works with current versions of biblatex and biber [closed]

With the most recent versions of biblatex (v. 3.0) and biber (v. 2.1), the sortlocale option has no longer any effect. This code, then, will no longer produce the correctly sorted Norwegian ...
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Get a list of uncited entries in a BibTeX file

Suppose I have a rather large BibTeX bibliography file that contains both works cited in a paper as well as works I saved to my bibliography without actually citing them in my paper. Is there a way ...
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Biber and traditional alpha citation style [duplicate]

Beace of Bibtex issues with UTF8 characters, I switched to using BibLaTex in conjunction with Biber. I installed the biblatex-trad package to get traditional citation styles. However, even by using ...
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How to deal with “please cite as” using biblatex and biber

Often, when working with online resources and online databases, you get statements such as the following: When refering to the site in publications please cite the following references: AJG ...
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Multiple publishers and locations with biber/biblatex

I want to cite a book which has two different publishers (for the same edition), each with its own location, and I want the bibliography to reflect that. I am using biber/biblatex. Can this be ...
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In-text citation of book with year:page [duplicate]

I apologize if this question has been asked before, I wasn't able to find anything that exactly fit what I was trying to do. I'm attempting to change my citations in order to display the page number ...
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Are comments discouraged in a BibTeX file?

biber complains about "junk" in what should be seen rather as commented-out lines in a BibTeX file. I was wondering if comments are discouraged in BibTeX at all. \documentclass {article} ...
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disambiguation surprise in textcite with biblatex, biber, and authoryear [duplicate]

Here is behavior that surprised me and took me a while to track down, so I thought I would share it. In \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear]{biblatex} ...
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How to (re)run Biber on the file

I got this message "Please (re)run Biber on the file: output and rerun LaTeX afterwards." and I don't know how to rerun biber. Sorry I m Beginner.
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List of the most common causes and solutions to bugs compiling bibliographies in TeX

I start using the Texmaker on my home PC, when I try to run my files I get an error message from this type: INFO - This is biber 0.9.2 INFO - Logfile is 'bibertest.blg' FATAL - Cannot find control ...
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\nocite{*} for single bibdatasources with biblatex/biber

Several bibliography resources are used in one single tex-document. They resources have been added using: \addbibresource{}. Now I'd like to use the \nocite{*} command to print all references of one ...
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alphalabel in multilanguage bibliography in biblatex with biber and babel

I search and found no similar question. I know XeLatex is a one of the solution, but it seems is doable in Babel also My setup: Miktex 2.9 with Babel 2015/08/03 3.9m and Biber 2.1 This is MWE ...
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Finding out automatically generated sortkeys

If I want to manually place an entry in my bibliography at another place I can do so using the sortkey. But, to be able to do that I will need to know its neighbours' sortkeys or whatever the ...
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Changing biblatex's sorting within the document

I am using multiple refsections in my document and I need to sort the respective bibliographies differently. E.g., let's say I want one refsection to be as ...
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Is it possible to add entries to the bibliography based on keyword using Biblatex/Biber and within the document code?

I would like to print a bibliography which includes all entries with a certain keyword (and possibly some additional entries). I know that I can filter by keyword when I print the bibliography using ...
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How to change a \NewDocumentCommand-based \cite command to accept biblatex-style arguments?

Over at How to quote encyclopedia articles differently from books, magazines, etc. with Biblatex?, I was greatly helped with a macro which solved the question as it was asked. I'd now like to change ...
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How to quote encyclopedia articles differently from books, magazines, etc. with Biblatex?

I'm using a lot of articles from multi-volume encyclopedias in my work. To this end, I've set the articles up using the crossref attribute in the bibliography file. The citation style used is ...
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How to add “and others” at the end of a \parencites citation?

I'm sorry to ask something I can't really show code for, but I've no idea where even to start. At the moment, I have a bibliography entry that looks like this: @book{andothers, title = {and ...
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Multiple bibliographies in biblatex without keyword

I have read the questions: biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files and sorting multiple bibliographies in biblatex, but although I profoundly respect all the work that ...
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\DeclareLabelname not working in biblatex 3.0

I recently upgraded to TeX Live 2015 and biblatex version 3.0. Since the upgrade, there is unexpected behavior with respect to my in-text author-year citations. As I describe in this answer, I ...
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biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files

biblatex supports multiple bibliographies by looking up the 1) entry type, 2) keyword, or 3) category. This is all fine, but in the use case of primary sources and secondary sources: 1) the 'type' ...
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How do I change the alpha-style citation callout string?

I am new to this forum and I looked, searched all articles that I think may have similar topics. But my question is still open. Maybe it's because my LaTeX skills are not the best. Topic: I am ...
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Biber/BibLaTeX - How to insert a small-space inside \parencite's-[post]-bracket automatically? Example: (cf. Doe, 1998, page <toobigspace> 25)

Imagine an ordinary Harvard-citation-style by using the \parencite-function: The application in it's initial state... \parencite[pre][post]{authorID} ... in practice, will be used like this... ...
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Bibliography - Many different input options for “date” and “year”: How to use in a correct way?

Let's take a look at one classical bibliography-entry for a online-source: (I removed the irrelevant options for better visibility...) @online{ID, ALTauthor = {author}, title = {title}, ...
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Line breaks in bibliography with biblatex/biber

I'm having trouble getting biblatex to break lines in a sensible way in the bibliography. Specifically, it seems that the line cannot be broken within the specification of chapter and/or page numbers ...
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\textbackslash in a field of a bibliographic entry

Is there a way to include a backslash in the title field a bibliographic entry? The MWE below keeps erroring out with ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> Faster \unfolding ...
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Biber/BibLaTex - How to change “n.d.”-letters into custom-letters in case of missing date of literature-entry?

How can I change the "n.d."-letters generated in case of a missing date into custom letters (e.g. "o. J.")? Working minimum-example: % ==== PREAMBEL ...
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Reference order while using utf8 and biber

I have a problem with ordering of the references, while using utf8 with biber. I need utf8, because some surnames in Slovenian use Š, Č and Ž (I know I could use \v{} syntax, but biber complains ...
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German umlaut breaks compilation with biber/biblatex - Why? [closed]

My document didn't compile and it took me hours to find the reason. When I finally found it, it was so unrelated to all my previous attempts to solve it and the error messages and warnings didn't give ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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Texniccenter: Biber wont find references

After neglecting Windows and Texniccenter for a time, I am now trying to setup my windows machine to also work with my biber files. I was following this very extensive answer. My working file is ...
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Tex - XeLateX - biber how to configure? [duplicate]

I am quite new to latex and I would like to ask you for help with my bibliography. I am using XelateX on TeXworks in Texmaker. I am writing my thesis based on a template for my university. It is said ...
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What's the `biblatex` capacity?

I'm reading the biblatexpackage documentation. In fact, the table 4 describes the reference size capacities of bibtex8 but never give us a comparison or data about the biber capacity and I want to ...
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Biber with LatexTools on SublimeText 2

My current workflow for latex involves using the LatexTools package with Sublime Text 2. I've gotten to a point where not knowing how to do citations is crippling my productivity, but I am unable to ...
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Using \footfullcite{ref}, how can I get the subscript to not be a clickable link?

The following code works fine except I don't want any \footfullcite superscripts to be clickable links. How can I get the superscripts to just be a normal superscripts? \documentclass{paper} ...
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Biber/Biblatex problem (Use of uninitialized value)

So I had a paper ready for a presentation tomorrow, and I decided to add a new reference. Bad idea, this happened when I compiled: Use of uninitialized value $name in string eq at ...