{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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Reduce spacing in bibliography using biblatex

How can you control (in my case reduce) the spacing of the bibliography in biblatex? I used to use \begin{spacing}{0.9} \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{refs} \end{spacing} and ...
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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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biblatex: Putting thin spaces between initials

This question led to a new feature in a package: biblatex Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style, rule 2.1.5 states "Add little or no space within strings of initials." If ...
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biblatex – et al. beginning from second citation?

Basically all I need to know is how I can use "et. al" beginning from the second citation of a source. I am using the following \usepackage[ natbib=true, style=authoryear ]{biblatex} I need ...
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Having several keys refer to the same bibliography entry

Is it possible to have several keys referring to the same bibliography entry (using biblatex+Biber)? For example, I'd like \cite{Tolkien:1954:LordOfTheRings} and \cite{lotr} to have exactly the same ...
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How to split the bibliography alphabetically?

I am using biblatex (with biber) and I am currently writing a book class document. I will have a long bibliography at the end of the document. Inside this bibliography I would like to have ...
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Sorting of author names like “von Beethoven” with biblatex

I wonder how I can get a proper sorting of names in the bibliography. In the following example, "von Beethoven" is at the position "v", but it should be sorted as "Beethoven" under "B". ...
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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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Why is biber so slow?

I have a simple document, about 20 pages long with some mathematics and a couple of tikz diagrams. I use biblatex and biber (0.9.9 MacTeX 2011) to compile my references, of which there are currently ...
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biblatex sorting by date

I have written my own biblatex style for citing jurisdiction. I realized that the sorting in the bibliography is not chronological within the years. I addressed the date field to each bibliography ...
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What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?

I am interested in creating annotated bibliographies either on a problem sheet for students or in general by writing a summary of a background literature research. I am aware of special bib-style ...
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Two bibliographies with two different styles in the same document

When using biblatex, suppose I have set up two separate bibliographies, how can I assign them different styles, e.g. one numbered and the other author-year format or some such thing. ...
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Proper casing in citation/bibliography titles using biblatex/Biber

My understanding is that bibtex lets the citation style handle capitalization of titles, which is what I would expect from an automated citation tool. Do biblatex and Biber also do this? The document ...
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URL line breaks with biblatex

How do I allow long URLs to have line breaks at any point. This is in the bibliography not the main text. I am trying to save space so don't want extra spaces to be added to make it only break at ...
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Visualize bibliography entry process of biblatex

I'm currently working on modifying the verbose biblatex style to my needs. In order to find out what's going on and to find the definitions I need to modify, I've been digging through a number of ...
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Is there a disadvantage to using natbib=true with biblatex?

I am making the switch to biblatex and I was wondering whether there are any disadvantages to using the natbib=true compatibility option. I am sure we can all sympathise that journals will probably ...
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Biblatex, capitalization of arabic names and name prefixes

As we know, using the useprefix option, when name prefixes like von, della etc. are present in the bibliography, enables us to change name sorting as well as capitalize those prefixes using commands ...
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Is there a trick to beautify bibliography?

I'm using the memoir and biblatex packages together. In general, I'm very happy with both. However, in my bibliography, I get some overflows and I don't have any clue how to avoid them... are there ...
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Is there an ebib-like bibliography manager for emacs designed for biblatex? [closed]

I've been using ebib to manage my .bib files, but I've just switched over from using bibtex to using biblatex & biber to actually generate the bibliographies in documents. Obviously the file ...
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Problem: Different authors result in same citation symbol

Behavior: Using biblatex's alphabetic style, I'm citing "Mr. Stark" and "Stack Exchange Inc.", both of 2010. In both cases I get [Sta10] as a reference symbol. Problem: The reader cannot know whom ...
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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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Add new field to biblatex entries

Many of the books I use are parts of series. biblatex gives you more fields to add bibliographic information to than BibTeX does, but it has no fields appropriate for the editor of a series. If I use ...
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Is it possible to make automatic multiple citations with csquotes and biblatex?

I'm using csquotes package with biblatex. There is a number of citations that require multiple references, which can be introduced with the \autocites command --- e.g. second hand citations (“cited ...
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BibTeX style that groups by author

I'm looking for a BibTeX style that formats the reference list at the end in the way shown below. The key points are: The references are sorted by the (list of) authors, and then each author has a ...
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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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Multiple doi, url, and eprint entries in biblatex

I'm in the process of writing a biblatex style file to support the on-line journal Theory of Computing. The journal has been using BibTeX for years, and I am looking forward to the flexibility ...
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What is the correct way to handle approximate dates in biblatex?

I need to cite something for which only an approximate date is known i.e. 'circa YYYY'. Normally, I would write this as 'cYYYY'. However, if I try putting this in the date field of my .bib entry, (I ...
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Internal bibliography with biblatex

I would like to have a paper's bibliography entries inside its .tex file instead of outside in a .bib file. Is this possible with biblatex? My reason for asking this is that I want to find the most ...
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Author name of \textcite as possessive

When using biblatex I often use \textcite. Sometimes I want to write things like "Smith's (2000) formulation of x is" instead of "Smith (2000) formulates x as". How do I achieve this? Or more ...
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biblatex: How to omit “p.” at \cite?

I'm using \cite[1]{A01}. The result is Author 2001, p. 1 The desired result is Author 2001, 1 How do I achieve that? I'm aware of biblatex: How to remove the parentheses around the year in ...
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biblatex: Is it possible to patch macros created with \newbibmacro?

This question led to a new feature in a package: xpatch The etoolbox package provides various tools that "are useful to hook into or modify existing code" (etoolbox manual, section 3.4). The ...
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Why doesn't parskip=half work together with fontenc in bibliographies?

If \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} is used and parskip=half is set: Else (either \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} isn't used or parskip=half isn't set): I consider the second one the correct style. Why is ...
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How to cite a standard (ISO, etc.) in BibLaTeX?

I want to cite an ISO standard using BibLaTeX. All guidelines I found for BibTeX suggested using misc and replacing the author and editor fields by a number field which was then the full string ...
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Possessive cite in biblatex-chicago (authordate)

For my master's thesis I changed my citation package from harvard with bibtex to biblatex-chicago with authordate and bibtex8, primarily because I need babel to translate my bibliography to Norwegian. ...
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Fixing punctuation after a field in biblatex

Customising a biblatex style, I want to ensure that after the title of books only a space is used. If you take a look at one of the standard drivers: \DeclareBibliographyDriver{book}{% ...
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MultiMarkDown and biblatex citations

I'm using Scrivener to produce LaTeX output with MultiMarkDown. MultiMarkDown uses natbib by default, so footnotes look like this code snips: \footnote{~\citep[<prenote>]{<key>}} The ...
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biblatex: Switching languages for *citations* according to the bibentry's “hyphenation” field

Quoting from section 3.1.2.1 of the biblatex manual: [The babel] option controls which language environment is used if the babel package is loaded and a bibliography entry includes a ...
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Non-ASCII characters in Biblatex

I am using biblatex with backend=biber and the following .bib file: @article{concellon_synthesis_2006, title = {Synthesis of Enantiopure ({αS,βS)-} or ({αR,βS)-β-Amino} Alcohols by Complete ...
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Use BibTeX key as the cite key

I tried to use natbib and other attempts but for vain. I would like to produce a cite key which is identical to the BibTeX entry. For example, if I have a BibTeX entry Bt98, then I want \cite{Bt98} to ...
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What is the most appropriate way to configure biblatex for use with an unsupported language?

From time to time, I need to typeset Welsh. Sometimes, I need to typeset citations and bibliographies in Welsh. I think that last time I did this, I may still have been using BibTeX although I am ...
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biblatex: Tighter integration of \textcite “in the flow of text”

This question led to a new feature in a package: biblatex Many biblatex citation styles feature the \textcite command which is "intended for use in the flow of text, replacing the subject of a ...
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biblatex: remove commas between last and first names in bibliography

I am new to biblatex, and I need to create a bibliography with the authors' names with last names followed by pure initials. Using the style=numeric, firstinits and terseinits options along with: ...
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Biblatex: have “and” in the citation but “&” in the bibliography

I'm starting using BibLatex/biber to process my bibliographic entries in Latex. Using the authoryear style as a start, I tweak in order to comply to editorial style of the journal I'll submit my paper ...
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Concatenating regex variables in fieldvalue

Friends, I'm stuck with a doubt about how to concatenate values from regex parenthesis into the fieldvalue mapping option. Let's see a quick working example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Is there a makebst-like style definition helper for creating biblatex styles?

I know that there is documentation on biblatex and I know that there are loads of answers how to customize the respective biblatex configuration files to meet one's needs to achieve a specific layout ...
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Bibliography style per language with biblatex/polyglossia?

This is a followup to Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my. I've got a lot further now, using the polyglossia-enabled bib latex and writing my own Japanese csquotes and lbx files, but now I'm ...
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Biblatex, author-year, square brackets

I need to customize the author-year citation in biblatex for a template at work. Right now biblatex cites like this: Ruschmeyer u. a. 1995, S. 123 They way I was told it needs to cite is: ...
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Section added by \addcontentsline on the wrong page

I am adding a section with the bibliography references by using \addcontentsline in order to add a link to the table of contents. Unfortunately the link in the table of contents links to a wrong page, ...
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Get full name twice in Bibliography

I use biblatex with style=authoryear and when there are two references of the same author in the bibliography there is just a dash. How can I get the full name in the second entry too?
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Setting up RefTeX with biblatex citation commands

How do I setup RefTeX with biblatex's citation commands? In Workflow for managing references? Seamus describes a workflow with RefTeX and mentions that it wouldn't be too tricky to add \autocite ...