{biblatex} is a complete reimplementation of the bibliographic facilities provided by LaTeX. It has its own backend {biber} which can be used instead of {bibtex} and which supports, e.g., full {unicode}, highly customisable sorting, data source filtering, and customisable field inheritance.

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How to deal with a tilde in url's in Mendeley?

If a link in an url contains ~, Mendeley changes it to $\sim$ and hyperref links just don't work. I use pdflatex and biblatex. Is there a quick way how to change manually the link in Mendeley to fix ...
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what is the standard citation format (in biblatex) for a lecture given in a school

i want to cite a lecture given in a school. How is the standard way to do so in bibtex? @unpublished{123, author = {X. YY}, institution = {NASA aerospace school, USA}, year = {2014}, title = {Air ...
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How to include all bibfiles in a directory?

I managed to add all bibfiles in a bib/ directory to my default resource list by using \write18 and pdflatex -shell-escape. Is there a less cumbersome way to do add all bibfiles in a directory to the ...
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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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bibtex style -> incorrect ouput!

I'm trying to use the acs-chem style with bibtex backend. There is something going wrong somewhere on two levels. The month is being included when only the year should be Papers with 10 authors ...
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Biblatex: Abbreviating authoring organisations in citations

In my manuscript (apa6) I'm citing a report by the World Health Organisation. The .bib-file entry looks like this: @techreport{WHO_2001, Author = {World Health Organization}, Address = {Genf, ...
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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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Biblatex: authoryear style with full date instead of year only

I'm trying to use the authoryear-icomp style with full date (if available) instead of year only. With this MWE: \documentclass[paper=a4,12pt,oneside,ngerman]{article} \let\mkccitation\mkcitation ...
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Bibliography clarity issue

I have quite an extensive bibliography and I am hoping for some help. All my entries within the bibliography are inconsistent. The commands used to generate the bibliography are as follows: %Loading ...
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Inconsistencies printing bibliography

as seen below, my bibliography has no consistency when being output to the page, is there anyway to get APA style bibliography? am using biblatex with the following commands: ...
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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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Bolding numeric citations

Hi all I am cite sources in my report using the cite command: \cite{test} and I am using biblatex in Numeric mode: \usepackage[backend=bibtex, style=numeric]{biblatex} however I was hoping to ...
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parenthesis around year

I tried to put the date in parenthesis and the result ist quite weird. I just want to have the year in this form: (2005) and instead (. 2005) is printed. \begin{filecontents*}{test.bib} ...
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Suppress author option: remove the name of an author already used in text

Sometimes, I write the name of an author in a sentence before the citation. For this reason, I'd like to suppress it in the citation. How can I do that? Is the only solution to create a new macro, ...
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Compilation order behind Texstudio

Until a few days ago, I only ever used Texstudio (on windows) to create LaTeX documents, relying entirely on the build and compile button to sort everything out for me. I've been trying to understand ...
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Check if an entry is cited multiple times

I am trying to find out whether it is currently possible to have a test in Biblatex that tests at the very first time an entry is cited whether the same entry will be cited more than once in the ...
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Biber fails with error “Can't locate Biber/Input/file/biber.pm”

I have just upgraded my Texlive 2014 installation with tlmgr update --all However, when I run biber on a document, I obtain: INFO - This is Biber 2.1 INFO - Logfile is 'my_file.blg' INFO - ...
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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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Biblatex empty bibliography under biber [closed]

I'm still trying to use biblatex instead of bibtex. I got MiKTeX latest verion. I read many topics about similar output errors and failures to mine, but couldn't help. What I'm actually trying to do, ...
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Problem with authors' name in Jabref [duplicate]

I'm working with bibliography in latex. I loaded the package biblatex (\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}) in latex and used Jabref to create a bibliographic database. In Jabref, when I added a ...
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Customizing citation style for multiple articles by same author in the same year

My problem is similar to the one here. But I am unable to make the solution work for my use case. I need it for parencite, and I am calling biblatex with options from the ones used in the other case. ...
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Remove “et al.” only from citation and maintain it in bibliography

I'm using authoryear style (biblatex) and I want to remove "et al" from (in-text) citation while showing only the first author name in it. But I want to show "et al." in bibliography (maxbibname=3). ...
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An entry with multiple keys in the related field: is Biblatex expected to split multiple related entries into multiple paragraphs?

I want to cite an essay that was originally published in 2 parts, Part1 and Part2, in consecutive years, but published again later as a single Reprint essay in a Collection of my author's essays. ...
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bibliography does not appear using QUickGuide.tex as a template [duplicate]

I am using the QuickGuide.tex as a template and my bibliography for some reason does not appear. If I uncomment the \printbibliography I get an error. Here is my code using PDFLaTeX: ...
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What is the difference between `reprintof` and `reprintfrom` in Biblatex' `relatedtype` tag?

Biblatex allows a BibTeX entry to be related to another BibTeX entry, and the relatedtype tag can specify that one is a reprintof or a reprintfrom that entry, among other possibilities. When should I ...
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How to force a linebreak in multiple author inline citation using biblatex?

I am finishing my thesis and get ugly inline citations with multiple authors when using biblatex. The issue arises especially with double last names as in the attached picture: As you can see the ...
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How to customize the \textcite command?

I use Biblatex with the authoryear-icomp citation style. The \textcite{ref} command prints out Lastname (year) ie Groenig (2000) but I want it to give me Firstname Lastname (year) ie Peter Groenig ...
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Difference between biblatex [style=chicago] and biblatex-chicago packages?

I would like to know what the difference is between \usepackage[authordate,backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago} and \usepackage[style=chicago-authordate,backend=biber]{biblatex}?
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Gather citations even though the list of authors is different

How to gather the citation? I use \cite{ref_by_author1_author2_author3, ref_by_author1_author4_author5}. I want the output author1 et al (year1, year2) even though there might be more authors ...
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biblatex-mla — Wrong hanging indent size

I'm using biblatex-mla (based off the template in this answer). It works perfectly except, the hanging indent in biblatex-mla is 1/2 the length it should be (which is 0.5in) according to the MLA ...
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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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sharelatex does not recognize chapterbib [duplicate]

I am working on a fairly large document and would like to break up the bibliography for it to appear after each chapter (instead of doing one big references section by the end of the document). To ...
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only use one author, biblatex [duplicate]

I am using biblatex and I have the following \usepackage[ natbib=true, style=alphabetic, dashed=false, backend=biber, citestyle=authoryear, bibstyle=authoryear, uniquename=init, ...
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biblatex use et al. for more two authors [duplicate]

In my preamble I have the following: \usepackage[ natbib=true, style=authoryear, maxbibnames=3, maxcitenames=2, uniquelist=false, firstinits=true, backend=biber ]{biblatex} I use natbib because I ...
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What is the most elegant way to cite two things connected by a 'joining word' with biblatex?

This question is about author-year citations using biblatex where citations are set inline in parentheses. Sometimes, it is necessary to cite two authors and to specify some connection between them ...
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biblatex for idiots

Is there a 'biblatex in a nutshell' guide out there? I'd like if someone explained to me the essentials on how to use biblatex (what lines I have to write in my document, which files I have to have, ...
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\fullcite not working as it should

I'm trying to make the code of the following post work: How to make a bib entry appear also in the main document but I get some thing that I don't expect: I'm using the default TeXShop command: ...
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Different sorting schemes in different sections of bibliography

Update 5-Sep-2012: Sorry for highjacking this question, but as the status of the accepted selected answer has changed (now multiple sorting is implemented with biber/biblatex), and I think it is a ...
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How do I remove “References” from my running header?

I am using fancyhdr to create a short running title for an article I'm drafting. I also need my tables and figures to be printed after the bibliography upon submission to the journal. Initially, the ...
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Make one author's name bold every time it shows up in the bibliography (when there are two author's with the same last name but different first name)

This answer (Make one author's name bold every time it shows up in the bibliography) works fine, but when there are two authors with the same last name and different first names it makes both of ...
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biblatex: Citation undefined, Empty bibliography

I'm running a manual-installed TexLive (tug) on Ubuntu (14.04). My tex-file uses biblatex with biber backend. When I run latex on the file, it tells me: LaTeX Warning: Citation 'DerridaRM' on page 3 ...
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Changing “Bibliography” title with biblatex - within the document

The answer to this article describes very nicely how to change the title of the bibliography in the preamble when using biblatex. My problem: I am printing multiple bibliographies and want to have ...
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Punctuation after institution and recognizing thesis type in biblatex

I have two problems. I am trying to conform to the bibliography style for a thesis of my university. I decided to switch to biblatex+biber, since .bbl style files are a mystery to me. I want to ...
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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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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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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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Repeating the same footnote reference on different pages for biblatex-gost footnote style [duplicate]

I need to repeat footnote references on each page instead of creating lots of footnotes with references to previous footnotes. I found this answer which looks like it does exactly what I want except ...
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biblatex author (year) citations

What is the biblatex equivalent of \citeasnoun{} from the harvard bibliography style? For example, we cite like Marx (1867). (The open-paren does not go before Marx.)
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Color citation using biblatex : in-text + references (issue with postnote + bibliography)

I want to color my citations using biblatex alphabetic citation style. However, I do not to only color the "key" (as it is the case in this paper) but the whole block including : opening bracket (or ...