{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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Citation and bibliography customization

I am currently writing my PhD thesis and I am haunted by the choice of a convenient bibliography package/style/etc to meet exactly my needs of a custom list of references. \documentclass{book} ...
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Biblatex abbrevation for no author/editor/year/etc. in alphabetic style

I use an alphabetic citestyle with biblatex. Sometimes I have entries where no author or editor or year is given. For example there is often no editor for a proceeding. At the moment I leave the entry ...
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How to change the format of the “and” bibstring using xpatch?

When using biblatex's textcite command with a two-authored reference I want the "and" between them to be in italics. I managed to get the same for the "et al." \bibstring using the following code ...
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Biblatex: 2 custom fields, only one is working

Following this question BibLaTeX/BibTeX custom field to show file link and Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex I get it to work (well, more or less). In the code below I defined a ...
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Where are the biblatex macros defined?

Today I wanted to modify some of biblatex's bibliography driver macros (in my special case it was the url+urldate macro). My plan was to copy the macro from the biblatex package of my TeX distribution ...
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RefTeX won't find my .bib file in local library tree

RefTeX gives out the following error when trying to insert a citation: No valid bibliography in this document, and no default available I keep a master .bib file in ...
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Biblatex (biblatex-apa style) customization: nodate bibstring and ampersand

I'm trying to set up my bibliography with Biblatex, styled with biblatex-apa. My document is in Spanish language. So I set up the package in the preamble as follows: \usepackage[babel, ...
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Registered symbol in biblatex bibliography

I am having trouble putting a raised registered symbol (\textsuperscript{\textregistered}) in my biblatex bibliography. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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No hyphenation for author within a paragraph

I am using biblatex and biber. Inside the text I use the commands citet, parencites or citewith author-year. I would like to prevent that the last name sometimes gets hyphenated in the text. Is there ...
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How to add additional references(which are not journals/papers) to the bibtex exported from Mendeley?

I have created a folder which contains a list of scientific journals/papers in Mendeley and then exported the list to .bib file But there is no provision to add something like datasheet or website or ...
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Print year after author in bibliography

I am trying to get my bibliography sorted. So far I have managed to get it looking like this: Note:The page number for reference one is messed up in this minimal example, but it works fine on my ...
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Footcite in Float Caption

Is there an easy workaround for using \footcite{...} command in figure/table captions, to produce the same citation formatting in the footer as if the citation was used outside of the float. At the ...
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Difference between biblatex and biber?

When I execute with biblatex, I have the cite reference :year and author as a single link. See the code below: \documentclass[smallextended]{article} % onecolumn (second format) ...
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No first name in biblatex

With Biblatex, how to print the author name, in the bibliography, without their first name? I get Newton, I., G. W. Leibniz, and L. Euler (1600). Infinitesimal Analysis. But I want Newton, ...
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Auto-complete feature for Texmaker citations

I have Texmaker 4.1.1 and autocomplete feature for citations doesn't work in it. I have my .bib file in the correct directory (the same as my .tex file), use biblatex, have added the command ...
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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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Using Biber in Biblatex

(This must be a duplicate, but I cant find this asked anywhere so...) I am trying to make a bibliography in a LaTeX document. Currently I am successfully using a back-end of Bibtex in Biblatex. In ...
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Apalike2: how to cite multiple authors instead of one author et al

Apalike2 always only cites one author and than "et al". But i want to show all the authors the first time I reference to it. How to do this? I need something like citep which shows all authors. ...
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ucs and biblatex incompatibility (mathletters and utf-8)

I have a document that I was writing with UTF-8 chars using TexStudio, MixTex (x64) and pdflatex. All updated and running on Window 7 SP1 x64. Then I decided to start using biblatex citations and now ...
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Numbered references Elsevier style

I have to make my references on model1-num-names.bst, when I compile the main file (.tex), references appear correctly on my paper like [1]..[12] and so on. but in the reference section, references ...
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Specific/Custom cite- and bib-style needed: How to write/edit/program it?

for my philosophical papers at university I need a specific cite- and bibstyle. I already tried a lot of styles. But since now there was not any that matched my needs. (closest were authoryear-icomp ...
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Biblatex: Selecting content depending on language

I am using biblatex and would like to quote English and German works. When writing a document in German, this works nicely with the help of \DeclareLanguageMapping and hyphenation to specify if a ...
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Citing author's full name in biblatex

How can I cite an authors full name (= first name + last name) in biblatex? @book{Gladwell2005, author = {Gladwell, Malcolm}, address = {New York, NY}, publisher = {Back Bay Books}, ...
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Text out of margin and footer for bibliography

Well its been a great journey since past one and half month and I am happy that I managed write my dissertation with latex. Almost coming to finalizing stage, I figured out I have severe alignment ...
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Add 'skipbib=true' to a .bib entry for one document only (biblatex)

This question is a follow-up to how to \cite without an entry in the bibliography?. I have an entry in my .bib file that I'd like to cite in my current document, but I don't want it to appear in my ...
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Prevent abbreviation of names for anonymous work with biblatex

This is a follow-up to Abbreviate resolved abbreviations in authors' first names in biblatex, where @PLK provided an answer in which brackets [] and characters between them are replaced by a dot . ...
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With Biblatex, how to have shorthands put into the main bibliography?

Using Biblatex (and Biber), I would like to have shorthands listed in the main bibliography produced by \printbibliography, and not in a separate list of abbreviations. See, for example, how in the ...
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Citations in LaTex beamer

I have trouble getting any kind of citation working with latex beamer and the biblatex package. I considered at least 30 different approaches proposed here and in other forums. Because I used \cite in ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled?

[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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Having trouble with my citations

So I'm having problems with the implementation of biblatex-chicago. When I compile the document only some of the information for each citation actually gets into the document, and it seems to be ...
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Biblatex-Chicago: Comma after \Citetitle should appear before closing quotation mark [closed]

According to the Chicago Manual of Style, a comma should appear immediately before, not after, a closing quotation mark adjacent to it. This convention is known as "American-style punctuation." For ...
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How can I edit footnote style in memoir class when using biblatex-chicago?

I am using the memoir class for my theis together with biblatex-chicago for my citations. When I compile my document I get the following warning. Since you are using the 'memoir' class, I'm ...
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Why only the year is as a link in \cite reference

I have a problem in citing references with \cite, I have only the year as a link. I want to display the author and year as a single link. I don't know where the problem is?! ...
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Biblatex dashed entries with “sortname” and “shortauthor”

In a bibliography with dashed entries, I'd prefer variants like J. Lennon and John Lennon to behave as the same name. In other words, the latter entry should be dashed. I've tried to enforce this by ...
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How to use DeclareSourcemap to add default value to a field

I would like to use Biber sourcemaps to add a default value to bibliography items' hyphenation field if there isn't any (I want the default hyphenation for bibliography entries be different from the ...
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How to get biber to pass fields into the .bbl file?

I'm using biblatex and biber, and trying to modify the usual styles to include a field for the AMS MathReviews number. My BibTeX file (well, I guess it's a Biber file now) has mrnumber fields, and ...
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Undesired Placement of Footnotes in Blocks

Depending on the theme of a beamer-document, footnotes will either be placed inside or outside of a block-environment. It would like to do combine a style, which places the footnotes inside a ...
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removing parentheses around year in biblatex - citation

I should have the citation in this format, (Szucs / Gerzson / Hangos 1998, pp. 1335‐1344) When I try using style=authoryear,backend=bibtex in biblatex the citation appears as (Szucs ...
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Sine anno, unknown fields in bibliography

I am writing a thesis in LaTeX and found the problem that when e.g. the date of a referenced book/paper/etc. is unknown, the Bibliography should say 'sine anno', however I could not manage that. ...
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Print numbered paragraph after title with Biblatex

My question is related with Biber and Biblatex (latest versions). I need to quote the number of a paragraph of an old Christian text which is published within a book printed nowadays. More clearly, ...
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Missing citations when reciting cited works (authoryear-comp)

I am using biblatex with authoryear-comp for my document. It works fine for authoryear, but authoryear-comp misses citations (or part of) when I recite a cited work. Here is the minimal working ...
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Configuring bibliography with biblatex and apa6 package

Newbie question here: I am having trouble understanding how apa6 manages citations. I know how to use biblatex and biber: \usepackage[backend=biber, style=apa]{biblatex} But when it comes to the ...
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Beamer with Biblatex: Bibliography entry font change has no effect

I am using biblatex with bibtex backend in conjunction with beamer latex. When I set the color, for instance, bibliography entry title with \setbeamercolor{bibliography entry title}{fg=green} then ...
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Appending “Chapter #:” to numbered chapters but not unnumbered ones in a bibliography by section

I use the following code to general a bibliography-by-section in a 'book' document, but this appends "Chapter #:" to all chapters, including unnumbered ones. How can I modify the code to only append ...
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biblatex: change name of author according to language?

Usually a name stays the same in whatever language. So, whenever I quote a work by Knuth -- be it in an English article or a German one -- I will quote him as Donald E. Knuth. This is not always the ...
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Insert Colon in between (year) and (title) in references list: authoryear style

My code is as follows: I would like to have a : (colon) in between (year) and the (") of the title in references list. i tried using \renewcommand{\labelnamepunct}{\addcolon\space} but it doesn't ...
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Biblatex: Wrong abbreviations of names

I've noticed something strange in the way biblatex abbreviates certain names. It appears to ignore parts of hyphenated names if they are shorter than three characters. For example, Yi-feng Wang ...
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biblatex citeauthor ambiguous

I'm using biblatex with the alphabetic style. I often use the command \citeauthor, but with the command I now have a problem. When I have two/more works of the same author(s) the \citeauthor command ...
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bibliography is not printed (using knitr, biblatex, backend = bibtex and \nocite{*})

I am trying to include a list of publications into my CV, using knitr in RStudio. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{my-publications.bib} ...
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Controlling first name display in biblatex \citeauthor?

Somewhat similar to Customize `\citeauthor*` to show full author name but UpperCase only the first letter, but I cannot wrap my head around this. Consider this MWE: % pdflatex test.tex; biber test; ...