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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Add URL field to footcites using style=authortitle-icomp

I would like to add the field URL for footcited @online{} items. The biblatex manual was not helpful for me. I use biber and biblatex with the following options: \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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Multiple reference lists using biblatex: how to remove duplicated entries?

I'd like to have two lists of references in my document. However, I want each reference to appear only once in the entire document. \documentclass{article} ...
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remove asterik in Friggeri template

How can I remove the asterisk under Publicaciones section? I have tried: \renewcommand{\refname}{} \renewcommand{\bibsection}{} \printbibsection{article}{ } Compile with biber option But ...
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Filter not found error using \printbiblist with biblatex (backend Biber)

I'm trying to generate a table of abbreviations from a subset of bibliography entries with short titles. My idea is to use \printbiblist{shorttitle} with a filter so that only references with a ...
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biber produces empty bbl file even without complaining about recode_data.xml

On some machines, with biblatex 2.9a and biber 1.9, following file (test.tex) leads to an empty test.bbl when processed with latex test; biber test: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend = ...
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Show first author only with \cite (with exceptions) - maxcitenames ignored for some authors

In a presentation I am currently working on, I would like to have all citations look like [LastNameOfFirstAuthor et al. 1999] where 1999 is the year and the "et al." only shows up for multiple ...
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biblatex: don't show pages attribute

I would like to remove the "pages" attribute from .bib files. I tried to pass \usepackage[usepages=false]{biblatex}, which seemed the logical way to do it, based on the documentation, but it does ...
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BibLateX - Missing \begin{document}

I wanted to use BibLateX with IEEE style, because of urldate. The problem is, I'm getting error: ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. I'm using pdftex and bibtex for compilation. I'm ...
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Biblatex: Preserve title as in file, without lowercasing and introducing additional curly braces?

Good day. Assume I have my references organized in Mendeley. When exporting a bib-file from Mendeley, the resulting files has the correct titles, but (obviously) when compiling the document, all ...
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How do I suppress the repetition of \nameaddon information in a biblatex-chicago bibliography?

I am using the nameaddon field to include death dates of certain authors in my bibliography (biblatex-chicago with Biber backend). Thanks to @moewe I am using \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{nameaddon}} ...
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Can I suppress \nameaddon in Footnotes without using \shortcite in Biblatex-Chicago? [duplicate]

I am using the nameaddon field to include death dates of certain authors in my bibliography. This is working well in the bibliography at the end, but doesn't always give the results I want in the ...
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Biblatex/Biber issues (authoryear-icomp, MiKTeX/TexMaker) [duplicate]

I have some problems using Texmaker 4.4.1 with MiKTex 2.9, Biblatex 2.9a, biber 1.9 and Jabref. When compiling, there occur following errors (example): Citation 'ngrip2004' on page 4 undefined ...
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Citations out of order with appendix and split bibliographies in backmatter?

As References before appendix points out, I can use citations both in mainmatter and appendix of a book, with only a single \printbibliography at end of mainmatter and before appendix. In the below ...
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Control biber's bibliography entry field name lengrh

When I run biber, with options biber --tool --output_align --output_indent=2 --output_fieldcase=lower I get: @inproceedings{foo, author = {One, Some}, booktitle = {International Conference ...
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A follow-up question on managing bibliography workflow

I felt this should be a follow-up question. If not, please remove it. The original question was Workflow for managing references?. I am using TeXStudio 2.5.2 in Windows 7, biber and biblatex for the ...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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biblatex 3.0 apa undefined control sequence (\mkbibdateapalongextra?) [duplicate]

I am not sure why I cannot copy from the TeXShop console anymore, but here is my problem. This does not seem to be related to my bib file or how I cite things. How can I fix this? I am calling ...
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biblatex 3.0 and APA citation styles [duplicate]

I am using biblatex 3.0 (current with the TeX Live 2015 pretest) and hope to hove APA citations and a bibliography. Instead, the relevant lines shown below in LuaLaTeX generate a PDF with no ...
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Automatic substitution of spaces in fields with Biber and Biblatex

I have a pretty large .bib file which fields may contain spaces (e.g. the "series" field can be "SIGMOD '99"). When I print the bibliography, some lines are thus broken on these spaces, which is ...
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Color for subsequent punctuations marks

I use the following code for coloring the brackets of the references in my text. This works fine also for the commas and hyphen in-between the brackets. However the colors for the subsequent ...
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Biber/BibLaTeX \printbibliography causes “undefined control sequence” in the proceeding line

I'm using biblatex with biber as the backend to write my document. Without \printbibliography, all the citations work perfectly well, and appear in the document, so I assume that my bibliography.bib ...
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Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography and bibliography-counter

I try to exclude fullcite entries from my Bibliography. I found this very useful answer Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography but i have the problem that this excluded entries still impact ...
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With defernumbers, right biblatex' numeric labels even with skipbib, but wrong in case of citation \AtEndDocument

Context: biblatex 2.9a and biber 1.9. Thanks to defernumbers, biblatex' numeric labels are right even with entries skipped from the bibliography (options={skipbib}), as shown by the following MWE: ...
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

The question Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX describe how to use Biber with MiKTeX. But on the 64-bit version of MiKTeX Biber isn't installed. How it is possible to install Biber on a 64-bit ...
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ordered citation in text with \autocite{} by date [duplicate]

I hadn't take care about citation order in my phd. I have used \autocite{} as well as \textcite{}. Now I would like to do this job automaticaly... and order by date. It's possible in a less tricky way ...
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used biber for compiling - but receive bibTeX .blg file? [closed]

I want to include a bibliography (biblatex) into my text - I compile with biber, but receive an BibTeX log file, which honestly doesn't make sense for me. I use the newest versions of kile and ...
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BibLaTeX preserve case of acronyms in title

I have an extensive list of references(mostly journal articles) exported from Mendeley to a .bib file automatically. The issue that I have currently is the IEEE style uses sentence case and thus I ...
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Texmaker and MacTex are unable to compile Index, Nomenclature and Biber

On Mac (Maverick) with MacTex (up-to-date), I can compile the following (A) MWE using the Engine (B) for Texshop, however not using the (C) custom command for Texmaker. I searched for two days and ...
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Biblatex/Biber not resolving citation if more than 3 authors cited [duplicate]

I'm using Biblatex and biber for my citation needs, but I have the problem, that one citation remains undefined, if I cite more than 3 authors, with 3 it shows up, with more than that it is undefined! ...
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Using @set entries in biber --> No author display in second entry

I'd like to shorten the bibliography by combining entries of the same authors and years (but different articles) by using biber's @set-function. If combining two bibliography entries (Bringmann.2005 ...
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Biber problem with a bib file exported by Mendeley [closed]

I was trying biblatex/biber in TexWorks. The LaTeX and bib file works when I use biblatex but failed to compile when I use biber. Here are my LaTeX file and the bib file. The last entry in the bib ...
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BibLateX/biber, maxbibnames with style=apa?

I'm trying to make a citation to an IPCC technical summary and want to include all authors in the bibliography entry. I also want to use APA-style citations for the paper. These two settings seem to ...
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Best practice for biblatex, biber, utf8 files

I use biblatex and biber. I used to use bibtex. So, when I first started writing .bib files I would have entries like this: @article{descartes, Author = {Descartes, Ren{\'{e}}} Title = ...
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Biblatex + Biber: missing .bcf file [duplicate]

I'm trying for hours to solve the following problem after having set up my Biblatex and Biber. I'm running a freshly installed TexLive, Texmaker and Biber version on Ubuntu 14.04. Given the ...
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BibLaTeX and Textmate [duplicate]

I can't get the BibLaTeX Package to work. When I run the 'create bibiliography'-command from TextMate I get the following error Message INFO - This is Biber 1.9 Command bibtex exited with status 2 ...
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Adding a comma after “et al.” in citations doesn't work for a different language “et al.”

In an assignment, I am required to have citations formatted in the following manner: in the authoryear style with a comma after the andothers-string (normally "et al.") with "et al." translated to ...
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“yearmonthday” added to bibliography when using apa6 with biblatex and biber backend

I am trying to use the apa6 package with a more extensive version of this document: \documentclass[man,a4paper, english]{apa6} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} ...
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How to create a remotely accessible, centralized .bib bibliography?

I would like to create a remotely accessible, centralized .bib bibliography on GitHub that I can use in my .Rnw and .tex files in various directories. It would also make it easier to collaborate and ...
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Missing packages after upgrade?

I am using LaTeX+Biber+Texmaker under Ubuntu. I have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 14.10, and I am having some issues with some of my LaTeX documents after that. I thought the issue might be ...
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Why are BibTeX and friends separate programs?

Let us compare two tasks that would appear quite similar, at least to my untrained eye: Managing a table of contents and creating a bibliography. In both cases, it involves creating separate files ...
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Chicago-style citations of CJK documents #2

I'm regularly citing East Asian material in styles similar to HJAS (but sometimes in the author-date style). This has been possible thanks to the ingenious solution offered in Chicago-style citations ...
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Why won't biber-biblatex work with memoir? [closed]

Why won't biber-biblatex work with memoir? Seems that this is a longstanding issue, but I have not discovered any reliable resolution. In this mwe I get errors (i'm summarizing) like undefined refs ...
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Biblatex merging entries together

I'm using biblatex with biber to write a CV. In my bibliography, biblatex seems to merge all the entries into one. I cannot understand why. I found quite a few questions on TeX.SX where users ...
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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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How to make LaTeXmk work with XeLaTeX and biber

I'm trying to make LaTeX make work with XeLaTeX and biber for my thesis. The document will have many cross references. What settings do I need to ensure it works correctly? My current settings for ...
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ISO Date format with Biblatex/Biber?

I'm using biblatex/biber with the biblatex-chem package to make a list of citations for group meeting. This works quite well, but I wanted to add a recent C&EN article to it, since it is quite ...
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biber producing weird error [duplicate]

When running biber I get this error. Anybody knows what causes this? INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Logfile is 'root.tex.blg' read_file ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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How to make biber 1.9 also print the debug information in the log file?

I've switched from bibtex to biber and I was struggling with some errors. During those problems (see biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong? and biber: Caught ...
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biber: Caught signal - SEGV - how to find the problematic bibtex entry?

I'M still trying to make biber work after switching my bibtex .tex files to UTF-8 and importing some new entries. INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Config file is '/Users/myname/.biber.conf' INFO - ...