{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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Which case to use for “title” field?

It seems bibliography styles override whatever case written on the "title" field except for those parts protected with braces. What would be the best case to use for writing the "title" in 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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APA-based bibliography and citation style

I would like to change the bibliography and citation style to this APA-based style: Books: Menger, C. (1982). Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre. Wenen: Braumüller. Websites: Nakamoto, S. (2009). ...
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Why does bibencoding influence normal text outside bibliography? Character ß becomes SS in pdf file!

My .tex files use textencoding latin1. For some practical reason I wanted to switch my bibliography .bib files to UTF8. I tried that and (as the bibliography now was not typeset correctly) found the ...
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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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what are pitfalls when using doi as bibtexkey?

A very common scheme for bibtexkeys is FirstauthornameYYYY like Bohr1922. This scheme is not well suited for collaborating in teams because of collisions (Bohr1922a vs. Bohr1922b if there were many ...
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How to evaluate expression before typesetting?

This code: \newcommand{\nosection}[1]{% \refstepcounter{section}% \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{\numberline{\thesection}\fullcite{#1}% \markright{#1}}} prints '\fullcite #1' where #1 is 1's ...
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Open brace in BibTeX fields

How can I enter the following title (of an imaginary book) in a Bib(La)TeX entry: "How to use { in Bib(La)TeX?" BibTeX suggests that braces can be backslash-escaped, but both BibTeX processor and ...
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Allignment of footcites with bibliography category [duplicate]

If I delete the code between the two command tags, I got the normal footcite result. But with that code, which I use to print a bibliography for each form of publication, I got allignment differences. ...
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How can I cancel line break between items in bibliography biblatex?

I use biblatex. I have problem with linebreak between bibliography items. I have for short url: The space between the organization and url is not optimal. I want nolinebreak between organisation ...
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citing from zotero for workflow in emacs/AUCTex

I am trying to develop a workflow as I begin writing my dissertation (in the social sciences). I am using emcas as my LaTeX editor, Zotero as my citation manager, and Linux Mint as OS. I had a ...
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Spurious punctuation in xelatex + biblatex + Cyrillic or Greek

Biblatex has a mechanism that prevents spurious punctuation. Generally, it works fine but fails with xetex and some languages. The MWE below compiles fine with pdflatex but with xelatex yields double ...
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Replace “dot” with “comma” using biber and verbose-trad1

I'd like to have a "comma" instead of a "dot" after the authors and before the title. In other words, replace the "dot" for a "comma" as the author-title separator... MWE : \documentclass{article} ...
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Add colon after volume + number

I am using biblatex for this. I would like to change the comma to a colon after vol (num) in articles. Currently, the format is: Beth, T. and Gollmann, D. (1989). Algorithm Engineering for Public ...
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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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How to cite website

I'm trying to cite a website but having no luck. I found a website that said the following approach should work: @ONLINE{Ford:2011:Online, author = {Ford, Rebecca}, title = {Earthquake: Twitter ...
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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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How to add an electonic identifier (eid) field to inproceedings type in biblatex

By default, in biblatex, inproceedings entries do not support the eid field (electronic identifier). In article entries, the eid is printed instead of the page number, see the following MWE: ...
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LyX and biblatex authoryear-comp and same authors: Parentheses wrong

I use LyX with biblatex 2.9a, biber 1.9 and the authoryear-comp style. My biblatex configuration is below: \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear-comp,natbib=true]{biblatex} When I insert two ...
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urls do not show up in in biblatex-mla Works Cited list

Using the texlive distribution on Arch Linux. I have: \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[style=mla]{biblatex} \bibliography{sources.bib} ... In sources.bib I have: ...
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Update Biber 1.8 to 1.9

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 (32bit) and TeXstudio 2.8.8 on Windows 8.1. When compiling, I get an error message that I am using Biber 1.8 (which I installed via the Package Manager) but should use Biber 1.9. ...
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Making bibliography \flushbottom in book class

I am using the book class and have a long bibliography (using Biblatex) at the end of each chapter. When there is a long reference around where a page break occurs, the whole reference shifts to the ...
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How do I occasionally use standard style citation instead of shorthand

I am using biblatex 1.9 with biber 2.9. I use the author-year citation style. Some of my entries have shorthands. On certain occasions, I would like to use the standard citation style for these ...
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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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Biblatex authoryear-icomp doesn't work as expected with polyglossia hebrew support on

I use biblatex combined with polyglossia Hebrew support: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{hebrew} % Line which causes the problem! ...
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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 - ...
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biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong?

I switched my .bib files to UTF-8 encoding and want to use biber for creating my bibliography (up to now I used bibtex). Currently, I do not get a bibliography for my thesis in the pdf, so I'm trying ...
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Include number in biblatex reading style in bibliography

I am using the reading style to print my annotations. However, the entries come in references list without being numbered. Is there a way to make it add numbers to the references? Thanks
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biblatex/biber: removing a comma between reference and postnote argument

I'm using biblatex/biber for some months and I'm quite happy with it. But I'm facing a little problem, for which I can't find a solution. Even if the postnote argument is not a page number, ...
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Is it possible to allow linebreaks in the ISBN number of (auto-generated) bibliography files?

I hope it's not a duplicate but I was not able to find a solution. I generate my *.bib file using Citavi. The problem is, that if the ISBN number is near the end of the line it generates overfull ...
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Adding a name attribute (call sign, nickname) to author field in bibtex entry?

Say I want to cite this webpage http://www.sparkbangbuzz.com/els/iposc-el.htm as a misc entry; in the radio amateur world it is common to add one's call sign to one's name; so in this case, the author ...
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Excessive fields in biblatex could not be removed if using \fullcite

Combination of biblatex-chicago and Zotero produces many excessive fileds in the bibliography. This problem could be solved by adding to the preambule caveats like this: \AtEveryBibitem{% ...
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Biblatex journal: issue, number punctuation

I use biblatex-biber in a report class, and need to modify my journal footnote from this: JOUR 24, no. 2 (1998) to this: JOUR 24.2 (1998) I am using a document style I did not create, and ...
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Biblatex: Autocite dependent on shorthand

I want to customize the behavior of biblatex's autocite command. Generally, autocite should behave like footcite. However, in some cases I should be like parencite, e.g. when a shorthand field is ...
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! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. …ae93b}{{}}{}\bibinitperiod}{}{}{}{}{}{}} [closed]

What does this mean? ! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. ...ae93b}{{}}{}\bibinitperiod}{}{}{}{}{}{}} I searched for ae93b in my text wich is a book, checked every } for {, every equation for \begin ...
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Have journal names appear in short form in text and long in the bibliography with biblatex

I have a bibliography file which contains definitions in the journal name field, for example \pra, and I define this in my file as \def \pra {Phys. Rev. A}, which is what I want for my bibliography. ...
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How to save .bib file in latin1 encoding and avoid problems with special characters?

I have added a lot of new references to my .bib file, which I got from online portals like sciencedirect.com. I'm managing my .bib file with JabRef 2.10. My bib file was encoded in latin1 (CP1252), ...
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Strange output of footcite

I am not sure where blx@hook@citekey@next comes from in the example below. The output of the footcite is: 1 blx@hook@citekey@nextCarl Menger. Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre. Braumüller, 1982. ...
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Biblatex does not number references [closed]

I'm trying to use Biblatex with the BibTeX backend to do a list of references in a beamer document. Wherever I \cite something, the number shows up correctly, however in the bibliography all numbers ...
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Numbered *and* lettered citations in LaTeX

For a while now, wikipedia has a really nice citation system, where multiple instances where the same reference is used are indicated as, say 1 in the text, but are back-linked from the bibliography ...
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Force biblatex to print initials of the author even in the following citations

The default biblatex verbose-ibid style prints the initials of the author the first time you cite the work, and the following times it only prints the name. Example : Filler texte\footcite{ex}. ...
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Howto format “Edition” in bibliography with Biblatex

I use biblatex and biber. I want "edition" part of my bibliography appears "edisi pertama","edisi kedua","edisi ketiga",etc instead of "1st edition","2nd edition","3rd edition",etc. I have ...
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How to properly format an @article without a title in biblatex-chicago?

I am writing a document with biblatex-chicago and have to cite a newspaper article. My bibliography manager Citavi suggests using the @article type for this. Unfortunately, the said newspaper article ...
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Problem with nodate and date sorting in author-date biblatex

I have problems (1) nodate, and as a result with (2) datesorting with biblatex 2.9a, Biber 1.8, pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) (1) nodate I cannot ...
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Sorting bibliography by specific first author name and then year

I am using biblatex package. I am including all bibitems in a document. I want to sort items first by the author X when he is first author, seconds etc and then by year. Is there any simple way of ...
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how create a bibliograpy with a bullet or dot [duplicate]

I am new in latex and i want to create a bibliograpy with a bullet or dot just like the one below.I am using biblatex and natbib on texstudio any other useful package is well. Please any ideas
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Make LaTeX not spell out authors when two similar references exist [duplicate]

I am citing a lot of articles from the same research groups, but with tiny changes to the author lists. To differentiate between these references, biblatex chooses to spell out the authors in my ...
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Superfullcite with style=alphabetic

I am using \superfullcite{} explained here. As I understand it (which is not much I'm afraid), it is basically a \footfullcite{} that only appears once as a footnote, even if cited several times. I ...
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Linebreak in biblatex citation

I am using biblatex and really liking the flexibility, though I have to say there are too many options for a single person to understand in a lifetime :-/ So far I do two things with cited ...
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How to sort citations by name with biblatex 'sortcites' option [duplicate]

In my MWE below, I sort my bibliography with the nyt option (name-year-title), cf. the biblatex manual under 3.1.2.1 General. Then I also include sortcites = true, which according to the manual will ...