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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Lyx, referencing and classic thesis

I have some issues with referencing in LyX and the classicthesis template. Ive built my .bib file with Mendeley. Referencing with the example bibliography works properly, however, when I load my own ....
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Problem after transition BibTex to [BibLaTex,Biber]

I've been using TexMaker and MikTex under Windows10 for 3-4 months and I managed to convert the short .odt thesis I wanted to submit into a .tex file. For the bibliography, I used Jabref and BibTex. ...
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Primary sources grouped by text name

I'm having trouble with the formatting of primary sources in my bibliography. I work on several texts, most of which are anonymous and edited several times. I'd like the "primary sources" section of ...
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Trouble with displayquote and page numbers for citations

I have a problem trying to get a citekey to work properly in a blockcitation. I have a nested file setup via the subfiles package and using csquotes to generate the block quote as follows: In the ...
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How to add a note to myself in bibliography?

How can I add a comment to myself in a .bib file to be read by biber? I've checked out answers like this but they are about adding comments for readers to see, whereas I'm only looking to add these ...
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Ordering .bib file alphabetically

I'm searching for a way to edit/re-order the entries in the .bib file to match the ordering defined for the bibliography. There are several questions here about ordering the bibliography, but I haven'...
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Bib(la)tex error when compiling beamerposter template

Dears I have downloaded this template http://www.latextemplates.com/template/jacobs-landscape-poster but when compiling it, the texmaker gives me the following error: Process started INFO - This ...
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Abbreviate author's name biblatex

In academic presentations, it can be customary to not write one's full name in citing one of one's own papers. E.g., in a beamer presentation given by John Smith, a citation of a paper written by ...
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LuaLatex | Biblatex & biber | UTF-8 Citation Problem when not using luainptenc

Why do I have to use the luainputenc when every program is using UTF-8 encoding? Example good Bad Tex Code // Please use lualatex \documentclass[german]{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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\DeclareSourcemap filter by \perrefsection

Is it possible to filter within a DeclareSourceMap a specific refsection, just like the filename? I would like to use the same bib-file in two refsection. While the first refsection contains the "...
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Biblatex - Citation order different from Reference order

I am using biblatex with biber option. Is there a way to use the ieee style with citation being number in brackets, ordered by order of appearance but to have the references displayed with \...
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LaTeX with biblatex and biber: How to balance \printbibliography in a two column IEEE trans paper?

(repost/moved from stackoverflow: currently no answers) Here is my LateX question: I'm using (PDF)LaTeX with IEEEtran documentclass and biblatex/biber as bibliography system. As mentioned in the ...
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Subfile and biber: citation output not updating with a category but otherwise fine

I have a "master file" called subfile_biber.tex, as follows: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{subfiles} \usepackage[backend=biber, ...
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\bbl@main@language error in biblatex

Here is a simple document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[% backend = biber, bibstyle = biblatex-sp-unified, ]{biblatex} \addbibresource{test.bib} \begin{document} \cite{test} \...
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Change biblatex style locally in refsection

In the thesis that I am writing, I use biblatex with biber as the backend to print a list of references after each chapter and a global bibliography at the end. In the beginning of the document I need ...
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biblatex long name in editor field [closed]

Using biblatex and biber, those entries : @book{LEGONIDEC1847, author = {Le Gonidec, Jean-François}, title = {Dictionnaire Français-Breton, enrichi d'additions et d'un Essai sur l'Histoire de la ...
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XeLaTeX + biber cannot handle umlauts and ć in bibliography

This is a minimum working example of my original document. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{bib.bib} @article{luka, author = {Luka Modri\'{c}}, journal = {Euro}, pages = {1--...
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Biber breaks bibliography when citing mulitple references crossref'ing same entry

I'm using xetex to build my TeX file and just migrated from BibTeX to BibLaTeX / biber to get support for @online-references asf. I like biber, however it seems to break my bibliography, because ...
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Consistent punctuation with custom cite command

I am using the solution from Is it possible to fine-tune the citation positions in Tufte-BibLaTeX combination? which works nearly perfect. However the punctuation at the end of the citation is not ...
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getting started with Texmaker biblatex and biber [closed]

i try to create a simple tex document which uses \cite. my problem is not the document itself, but the software to get properly set up. i am using ubuntu mate 16.04 LTS i installed texmaker 4.5 - ...
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Citations not working properly while using biblatex-chicago [duplicate]

Biblatex-chicago package doesn't work properly. I have main file main.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[% authordate,% maxcitenames=2,% backend=biber,% ]{biblatex-chicago} \addbibresource{refs....
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Biber: Filter bibliography with existing keywords by author name

A bibliography having entries from a specific author only should be created using biber's sourcemap feature. Answer http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/65145/99345 shows how to do it with adding a certain ...
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@MastersThesis{} entry results in “MA thesis” output instead of “Master's thesis” with biblatex

I use biber and biblatex for my citations. Strangely, if I use the @MastersThesis{} entry, it doesn't output [96] Firstname Lastname. “Title goes here”. Master’s thesis. University of the South ...
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Texstudio won't compile any document any longer [closed]

What could be the reason that Texstudio doesn't compile my documents anymore? All I get is the error Could not start the command: ***.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "main".tex with *** ...
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Biblatex: Don't show n.d. when no year is given

I am using biblatex/biber with several bibliographies for my book, and the misc-type, which is also a single bibliography (as a chapter), for legal documents. These documents often do not have a ...
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Bibliography does not work with beamer. Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to use bibliography in a beamer document. I have tried in many ways and does not work at all. Here is an example of the document \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[backend=...
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“Missing \begin{document}” error when compiling bib file (Biber) [duplicate]

I'm getting a "missing \begin{document}" error when trying to compile the following .bib file (using the F6 key in TeXstudio): @Online{tagstore, author = {Karl Voit}, title = {tagstore --- ...
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Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex produces error

Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex with Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex worked fine but doesn't work anymore with TexLive 2016. Error produced with the minimal ...
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Biblatex: Change \printbibliography[title={}] header output from uppercase to lowercase

I am using the \printbibliography[title={Legal Documents}] command of biblatex with a biber backend in order to created several subchapters within my bibliography chapters. However, the output header/...
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How do I properly implement Biblatex with the Biber backend in Texmaker? [closed]

I believe I have everything configured correctly (having looked at other questions). I have replaced bibtex % with biber % in the Commands and I have selected PdfLaTex + Bib(la)tex + PdfLaTex (x2) + ...
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Bibliography won't compile (with biblatex package) [closed]

When editing bib file I faced a problem, which seems to be connected to either biblatex package or biber or their compatibility. Before I made some changes in one of the fields (I think it was a “...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I did}...
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biber command not working in texmaker [duplicate]

In spite of changing in the configuration from bibtex to biber and in the user command entering a command option of biber, biber does not work. the message I get is Could not start command "book":...
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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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Downgrade biblatex and biber (due to change to name formats in biblatex 3.3)

I use the droit-fr class but it doesn't work anymore after the changes made to name formats in biblatex 3.3. I'll contact the developer, but the update is not trivial. In the meantime, what would be ...
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Bibtex/Biber: how to cite an author using Ethiopian conventions?

In Ethiopian naming conventions, a person has a given name followed by their father's given name and their grandfather's given name. The person will generally be addressed by their own given name, ...
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Biblatex 3.3 name formatting, just year shown

I tryed to adapt my bibmacros to the new version of Biblatex but now when I use them, just the year is shown in my citation. My bibmacro looks like this: \newbibmacro{name:normalfall}{% Normalfall: ...
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Why is biber so slow?

I have a simple document, about 20 pages long with some mathematics and a couple of tikz diagrams. I use biblatex and biber (0.9.9 MacTeX 2011) to compile my references, of which there are currently 2,...
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Getting biblatex-chicago to include year when citing something included in a book

Writing something where I need to cite a lot of letters and such from a book. I'd like to have the year these things were first published/written included, but the only way I've been able to get it to ...
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Biber and traditional alpha citation style [duplicate]

Beacuse 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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Apa style biblatex, file for my language doesn't exist [duplicate]

I want to use apa style within my bibliography but the file for my language doesn't exist. What are the steps I should do to create it? I'm using biblatex. Here's the code: \usepackage[portuguese]{...
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How to create a “running” (= non-list) bibliography? [duplicate]

I want to create a "running" bibliography. That means that each entry do not start at a new line after a carriage return, but is simply separated from the previous one with a symbol I want to chose (e....
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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Only one specific character missing when compiling with biber and xelatex

I'm having trouble showing proper reference list - one letter just does not appear. I googled possible solutions, and updated the fonts, packages, but still can't resolve this. Here's MWE: \...
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Using \c{e} and other special characters in .bib files with pdflatex+biblatex+biber: How to avoid Package inputenc Error?

I use Mendeley to manage my bibliography and have it automatically update .bib files. Unfortunately, this often leads to the "Package inputenc Error" when compiling. I narrowed my problem down to ...
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How to update BibLatex and biber manually on Windows?

How can I update my bibLatex and biber on my Windows 7. I currently have biber 2.3 and biblatex 3.0 I have a file called "thesis.tex" and a reference file called "ThesisRef.bib" I am using the ...
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Error output in biblatex

I want to use biblatex, but I have errors in the output. I wonder if it's a software problem for typesetting, or maybe the incompatibility of biber and biblatex. I'm using TeXpad in Mac OS X. This ...
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Biber working with style=nature but error with style=chem-acs [closed]

I'm having troubles with the following .tex file. Using style=nature gives me no errors, using style=chem-acs or science does not work and gives me a bazillion errors (see below). I run pdfLaTeX, ...
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How to fix long URL line-breaks in Bibliography - raggedright

I would like long URLs in Bibliography to be ragged-right (left aligned) and start on a new line if longer than one line. There should be no way there is https: alone or after text at the end of line ...
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Changed Biber/Biblatex citation styles, changed back, now citation keys instead of citations are displayed

I am attempting to create an APA citation of the format (Rubinstein, 1994, p. 773). The instructions I found online say to use: \parencite[p.~773]{Rubinstein1994}, with the following set-up: ...