{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 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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Biblatex: changing the order of entries

I switched to biblatex only recently and I'm still struggling with understanding how to do things properly. My question is: How to change the order of entries/units/blocks in the bibliography? The ...
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biblatex: Reverse numbering (i.e., count down)

I was wondering if it is possible to get the citation numbers to count down [3] newest item [2] item [1] oldest item in biblatex? I am sorting using either using sorting=none and entering in ...
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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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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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Automatically link bibliography entry to Google Scholar when no url field is present

Something I thought would be absolutely amazing but is way beyond my BibLaTeX skills: whenever there is no url field, generate a link that searches for the title, authors and year on Google Scholar. ...
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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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Customising emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex

I use biblatex, but I still go through running bibtex on my .bib files, rather than biblatex-biber, which is/will be preferred. How do I arrange for C-c C-c to run the relevant biber command, rather ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replace `et al.` with `\& al.`

I’m a big fan of ampersands (possibly too much …) and I’d like to replace all mentions of “et al.” (included in citations) by \& al. – both in the main text (I use natbib citations of the form ...
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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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Omit heading in biblatex with printbibliography

Is it possible to omit the heading when I use the \printbibliography command? I want to print two different bibliographies one after the other and need to add some text between the second heading and ...
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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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What's the best way to cite a photo from wikimedia?

I'm wanting to cite this image here, in a piece of work I'm doing. As I'm using biblatex what's the best method of citing it?
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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 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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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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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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Is biblatex compatible with RevTeX?

biblatex seems to be not compatible with RevTeX. As RevTeX automatically loads natbib, I load biblatex with the option natbib=true, but still LaTeX compiler complains that lot of commands are already ...
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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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\nocite{*} for single bibdatasources with biblatex/biber

Several bibliography resources are used in one single tex-document. They resources have been added using: \addbibresource{}. Now I'd like to use the \nocite{*} command to print all references of one ...
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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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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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Place bibliography items at bottom of frame

Is there an easy way to add bibliography items to the bottom of a frame where they are referenced? I am using Beamer and Biblatex.
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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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BibTeX or biblatex/Biber 'private communication' entry

What is the correct way to cite "private communications" and similar sources that seem not to belong into the .bib database. I am using biber and biblatex with TL2012
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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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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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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: 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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Section bibliographies

What is the best way create a bibliography for separate sections within a document? I am using biblatex.
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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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Biblatex supercite command with use of square brackets (like a reference style in Wikipedia)

In my report I would like to have the square brackets around the citations as superscripts (like in the Wikipedia style) using \supercite command. The default \supercite{} command in biblatex package ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I put biblatex style modifications?

Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles says: Finally, assuming that I'll want to use my style adjustments in a multitude of documents: Where do I put the relevant macro stuff? The ...