{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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biblatex-apa output reference list differs from that of Publication Manual of the APA, Sixth Edition

So before I invested too much more time with biblatex-apa, I wanted to have a look at how biblatex-apa presents my reference list, and then compare that with the examples from the authoritative ...
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Selectively citing full month name with biblatex-ieee?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ bibencoding=utf8, backend=biber, natbib, style=ieee, % this abbreviates month always! dateabbrev=true, % but this (alone) seems to ...
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Initials in the bibliography. firstinits/uniquename not working correctly in biblatex?

Consider two MWEs (minimum working examples): \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{Delbaen1998, year={1998}, title={Title3}, author={Delbaen, F.}, } ...
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Remove “&” from bibliography in biblatex

I have the following file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[backend=biber, style=apa,natbib=true]{biblatex} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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How to quote encyclopedia articles differently from books, magazines, etc. with Biblatex?

I'm using a lot of articles from multi-volume encyclopedias in my work. To this end, I've set the articles up using the crossref attribute in the bibliography file. The citation style used is ...
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How to change a \NewDocumentCommand-based \cite command to accept biblatex-style arguments?

Over at How to quote encyclopedia articles differently from books, magazines, etc. with Biblatex?, I was greatly helped with a macro which solved the question as it was asked. I'd now like to change ...
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Refsegment wrong numbering

The following MWE prints a cumulative bibliography, subdivided by chapter, using biblatex. However there seems to be a problem with the \therefsegment counter because I'm getting "References Chapter ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't shows bibliography one command expansion invalid TexStudio

I am now trying to use BibLaTeX to generate a bibliography in TexStudio. However, I could not even compile a simple example. The following is my code: main.tex file: ...
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BibLaTeX : \footcite with parentheses or verbose \parencite

Is it possible to enclose a citation between parenthesis in a footnote using a verbose style? The MWE illustrates that: 1) with the \footcite command, if I add the parens in the prenote and postnote ...
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How to add “and others” at the end of a \parencites citation?

I'm sorry to ask something I can't really show code for, but I've no idea where even to start. At the moment, I have a bibliography entry that looks like this: @book{andothers, title = {and ...
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Format note field given date according to the given style

I have the following entry in my biblio.bib: @article{author1:2015, author={author1 and author2, title={Something good}, journal={A very good journal}, year=2015, month=jun, volume=26, ...
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Arabic bibliography with biblatex

I haven't found any mention of the possibility of inserting a bibliography entry with biblatex in Arabic script (Arabic in this case). Is there any way I can do it?
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BibLaTeX: Customizing backreferences

I am trying to switch from Natbib to BibLaTeX. In Natbib (via hyperref), I have the following customization for backreferences: \renewcommand*{\backref}[1]{} \renewcommand*{\backrefalt}[4]{% \ifcase ...
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How to do IF counter+1 < … THEN nicely for beautifying Biblatex backreference

This article and snippet: BibLaTeX: Customizing backreferences Produces: [4] “Tile 3”. In: () (Cited on pages 1, 2, and 3). Now I want to get the rid off this last comma (Oxford comma) after ...
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How to use 1. (number followed by dot) format instead of [1] format in bibliography and in tex

The editor asked me to use the following format. Reference 1. Author, blah blah Instead of Reference [1] Author, blah blah ... Even though in the main text, 1 style has been used. For example, ...
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Multiple bibliographies in biblatex without keyword

I have read the questions: biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files and sorting multiple bibliographies in biblatex, but although I profoundly respect all the work that ...
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How to print shortauthor in the references as well? Further question

Here lockstep asked how to additionally use the shortauthor field in the bibliography. I, however, would like to completely replace the author field with shortauthor. Instead of International ...
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Bibliography - article not showing title in italics for one of the references [closed]

Anyone know why this is not showing up properly? This is the text... @article{lenstra2012, author = "Arjen K. Lenstra1{,} James P. Hughes{,} Maxime Augier{,} Joppe W. Bos{,} Thorsten Kleinjung{,} ...
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How to modify biblatex authoryear article entry to have period after date but commas between title, journal, and pages

After adding tweaks from other answers here (thanks!) I managed to get authoryear article entries to be like this: Russell, Bertrand (1905). “On Denoting”. Mind, vol. 14, no. 56, 479–493. But ...
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How to make footcite refer to the first footnote when citing identical references?

I am writing a document where I am forced to insert citations of relevant bibliography as footnotes. I am using a similar text for comparison, and I noticed that the bibliography style is rather ...
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Citation in JabRef

The following code is the BibTeX source: @INPROCEEDINGS{El-Hakim2003b, author = {El-Hakim, S.F. and Beraldin, J.-A. and Blais, F.}, title = {Critical Factors and Configurations for Practical ...
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Biber v1.9 with Miktex 2.9 - Bibliography not displayed

I am trying to compile my Bibliography, but it dosent show up in the output. I use MikTeX 2.9 & Biber 1.9. Further I have this in my preamble: \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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foreign quotation marks in short citation

I'm using the style verbose-ibid. My bibliography contains German, English and French articles. In the first appearance (fullcite) article names are in quotation marks according to their language. But ...
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biblatex: reduce font size citation mark

How can I reduce the font size of the citation mark (using biblatex)? An identical question was asked before, but, alas, it does not seem to work for me. Consider the following MWE: % arara: ...
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How to make Author-numeric citation style?

Having been using Author-Year apa style for a while. However, the numeric style references-list seems neat. The issue is that the numeric \citep{} only shows [number] in bracket. So I wonder how to ...
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Biber suddenly failed, related to old problem but std fix doesn't work [on hold]

Edit for minimal working example: main.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} \addbibresource{example.bib} \begin{document} Hello, world \cite{Smith85}. \printbibliography ...
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Citations in Beamer but bibliography in full-size portrait page

I am creating the presentation for my dissertation defense using beamer. I use several citations during the presentation which are just listed as a number in brackets. I would like the bibliography to ...
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\DeclareLabelname not working in biblatex 3.0

I recently upgraded to TeX Live 2015 and biblatex version 3.0. Since the upgrade, there is unexpected behavior with respect to my in-text author-year citations. As I describe in this answer, I ...
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Conference contributions as references

For my PhD thesis I am obliged to cite all my contributions, not only papers but also posters and talks given at conferences. Now I am struggling how to do this best. My best try so far looks like ...
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Supress initials of authors in biblatex-apa intext

I am referring to exactly the same issue as RSoul in his post a while ago: Apacite: suppress initials intext? However, I am looking for a solution with the biblatex-apa using biber-backend. It would ...
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citereset=chapter does not work for me [duplicate]

As I understood this option, when I have something like \footcite{test}, ..., \footcite{test}, it should have the same footline and it should not make the footline twice, right? It is not working for ...
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biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files

biblatex supports multiple bibliographies by looking up the 1) entry type, 2) keyword, or 3) category. This is all fine, but in the use case of primary sources and secondary sources: 1) the 'type' ...
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Finding out automatically generated sortkeys

If I want to manually place an entry in my bibliography at another place I can do so using the sortkey. But, to be able to do that I will need to know its neighbours' sortkeys or whatever the ...
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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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How do I change the alpha-style citation callout string?

I am new to this forum and I looked, searched all articles that I think may have similar topics. But my question is still open. Maybe it's because my LaTeX skills are not the best. Topic: I am ...
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Biber/BibLaTeX - How to insert a small-space inside \parencite's-[post]-bracket automatically? Example: (cf. Doe, 1998, page <toobigspace> 25)

Imagine an ordinary Harvard-citation-style by using the \parencite-function: The application in it's initial state... \parencite[pre][post]{authorID} ... in practice, will be used like this... ...
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Bibliography - Many different input options for “date” and “year”: How to use in a correct way?

Let's take a look at one classical bibliography-entry for a online-source: (I removed the irrelevant options for better visibility...) @online{ID, ALTauthor = {author}, title = {title}, ...
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Biblatex Q: Single entry for multiple data fields?

So I have a biblatex entry: @book{sterne, title={The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman}, author={Sterne, Laurence}, editor={Ross, Ian Campbell}, introduction={Ross, Ian ...
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The Bibliography has not appeared as it should be [duplicate]

Process started data source /var/folders/st/_xmlt14x39d3309x0cg_xk480000gn/T/par-4c696c79/cache-1ea1c894d061cba85b64a1b380f6c297de02c7c4//inc/lib/Biber/LaTeX/recode_data.xml not found in . INFO - ...
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Line breaks in bibliography with biblatex/biber

I'm having trouble getting biblatex to break lines in a sensible way in the bibliography. Specifically, it seems that the line cannot be broken within the specification of chapter and/or page numbers ...
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\textbackslash in a field of a bibliographic entry

Is there a way to include a backslash in the title field a bibliographic entry? The MWE below keeps erroring out with ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> Faster \unfolding ...
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Biblatex (BibTeX backend) - citations out of order

I'm compiling my document using \usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex} The citations work fine but they are completely out of order - 8, 9, 1, 10, 7, 17 - and I don't know what causes it. The only ...
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Biber/BibLaTex - How to change “n.d.”-letters into custom-letters in case of missing date of literature-entry?

How can I change the "n.d."-letters generated in case of a missing date into custom letters (e.g. "o. J.")? Working minimum-example: % ==== PREAMBEL ...
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Why aren't double curly braces around the title field of a bib entry preserving capitalization?

I have stumbled upon a peculiar situation in one of my latest documents: even though all titles in the BibTeX file are surrounded by double curly braces (all the way from the beginning to the end, ...
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Biblatex and books in multiple series

In biblatex, as far as I can see, there is only the possibility to have a book or other similar item (leaving aside articles because they are handled differently) in a single series. I have a book ...
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biblatex and German juristic commentaries

I need to get my manuscript ready for my publisher, and can't seem to get a few things fixed with biblatex. I'm using biblatex with the biblatex-juradiss style together with jurabook as a document ...
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Gobbling punctuation if command has no optional argument

I want to define a new macro that gets an optional argument X and a citation key Y. If only Y is present it prints \cite{Y} If, however, also X is present it prints X, \cite{Y} This ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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Highlight selected references with asterisk

I'm using Biblatex/Biber with the phys style. I would like to highlight selected references in the text with an asterisk, i.e. the number should be marked. A \cite{key1,highlightedkey,key2} should ...
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automatically update \addbibresource file path

Is there a way to automatically update the file path of where my references are stored? I keep them in a folder "References". This is the full path to my references: ...