{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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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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Are there widely used alternatives to BibTeX that define their own file format?

For the institute I work at, we plan to automatically generate bibliography entries for widely used reference managment systems. In another question, someone said that I shouldn't bother with BibTeX ...
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Multibib reverse label or sort order

I'm using multibib. I manually set the order of the bibliography. I would like the order of the numbered items to be reversed. For example, my document has: \nociteX{Foo} \nociteX{Bar} And the ...
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Biblatex customization: author name format defined by hyphenation (localization)

I try to use biblatex (to be customized) with Hungarian babel language definition files. The babel language for Hungarian is called magyar (means: Hungarian). I am writing a text in which I cite ...
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Biblatex - using two languages in one reference entry

I'm trying to learn biblatex and have small problem. according of czech style for academic writings, some fields in bibliographic record, like volume, edition or issue, should be in language of source ...
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Bibliography style like ieeetr

Are there any bibliography styles that supports both ordering as in ieeetr and author-year (ie. John et al.)?
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Modify the last-name first-name separator in biblatex's authortitle

Using the example below, how could I modify the separator between last name and the initial? Currently this is a comma e.g. Fox, P. and it should be just a space: Fox P. And a similar problem: How ...
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Fixing errors in citations using biblatex

I'm trying out biblatex which so far seems wonderful when it works. The process creates a plethora of files, and when I make a mistake (eg referring to a bibliographical entry incorrectly), I get to a ...
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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 difference between bibtex and biblatex?

I've been reading about biblatex more and more on here. What is the difference between it and bibtex? Why should I switch to biblatex? Seeing the documentation doesn't seem too mature (or accessible ...
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biblatex & references: unpublished style with eprint

the biblatex unpublished style does not offer the eprint & eprinttype fields. Would you know how to add them (if possible).
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Is there a bibstyle for the Nature journal?

I'm writing a manuscript to submit to this journal, and I'm using bibtex. Problem is: I can't find any bibliography style files that comply to the demands of the journal. Does anyone know if there's a ...
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Bibliography style which extracts only the initials of the first names

I would like the author names in the bibliography to be of the form "Lastname, A.B." I thought that it is the bibliography style file like APA or Chicago which will choose only the initials of the ...
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How to split bibliography into “works cited” and “works not cited”?

I need two bib-like sections: a "References" giving works explicitly cited in my text, and a "Bibliography" (or "Further reading" if you prefer) giving everything from my bibfile that didn't already ...
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Biblatex: Changing the font of citation-marks and the references?

In my main text I use a roman font with oldstyle figures In all tables I use the same roman font, but with modern figures. Since some of the columns may consist of mainly figures and it looks abit ...
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biblatex, hyperref and punctuation issue

And a little bit more biblatex stuff: I've noticed that, when using hyperref, there is an issue in form of an ugly space between the citation and the punctuation (be it comma or period). Please, take ...
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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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Xelatex, Biblatex: biber.exe not working properly (IPC::Run) error

I'm using biber.exe and biblatex with the following preamble in my tex document \documentclass[fontsize =10pt, BCOR=0mm, DIV=default]{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} ...
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.bib library file in a different directory, how to use? (Mendeley centralised .bib file)

problem Hello All, I have the possibility of a centralised, updated .bib file using Mendeley Desktop. This file will stay updated with all the changes I make using my Mendeley citation software. I ...
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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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Change ordering of initials in biblatex style

I'm not very experienced with biblatex, but I hope that the answer to this question will be relatively simple. I'm using the authoryear style, and my references in the reference list appear like the ...
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Biblatex / Biber.exe not displaying unicode characters in reference

I'm using Xelatex with biblatex and the biber.exe backend: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} ...
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How to use biblatex and XeLaTeX at the same time?

I tried to look for a similar problem but could not find any. I hope that anybody with a bit more experience can get me a bit more insight in how I should be using biblatex with XeLaTeX? I think ...
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BibTeX: change field labels

I currently have a BibTeX entry for a book, of which I want to cite a section, like this: @inbook{..., chapter = {1}, ...} During the output of the bibliography, this will be printed as ..., ...
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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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Several volumes in biblatex

I'm wondering on how to get the plural version of "volume" with biblatex when mentioning several numbered volumes? Something like: @BOOK{ref, author = "author", title = "title", year = ...
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How to make footnote bibliography?

I want the citation in the footnote of the page it is being cited. How can I do it?
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Bibliography Style - Order of Appearance

I am looking for a bibliography style with the following characteristics: Numbers references in the order they appear in text. Does not strike out repeated authors like (siam.bst). Very plain ...
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Can BibTeX ignore optional arguments?

Is it possible to get BibTeX to ignore certain optional arguments? For example, if the .bib file has many entries with language = {English}, and you wish for a certain file's bibliography to not say ...
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Biblatex-MLA Online Author Entry Absent?

I'm trying to use biblatex-mla to make an annotated bibliography for a course of mine. One of the documents I need to cite is an online resource, and from what I see, the version online currently ...
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What to do to switch to biblatex?

Because of the great answers posted around in the site, I'm finally considering to do the switch and move to biblatex. So, the question is what do I have to do? To give the question some focus, ...
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OAI field in biblatex/biber

Similarly to DOI, will an OAI (Open Archives Initiative) field be soon added to bibtex/biblatex styles?
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biblatex-apa and hyperref: right parenthesis not part of link for \textcite

I use biblatex-apa citation style. I also use hyperref with colour links, rather than ugly coloured boxes. When I use \textcite the author name and year are both part of the link, but the right ...
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biblatex-apa update appears to print the year of the citation twice

biblatex-apa was updated on the 20th and it appears to be broken. All my references now appear as "Smith (20082008)" This is really weird. Why is this happening? I've gone back to authoryear-comp for ...
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natbib in a different language?

I like using natbib for my author-year-style citations, but since I mainly write in swedish it would be nice if mine bibliography would be in swedish as well. Can natbib be persuaded to speak in ...
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How do I include all authors of cited works in an index of persons?

I use the splitidx package to create a special index of named persons. \usepackage[makeindex,protected]{splitidx} \newindex[Index of people]{person} \setindexpreamble[person]{...} To index people ...
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Biblatex style file for OSCOLA?

I'm trying to use biblatex to generate citations that follow the Oxford Standard for Citation Of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/publications/oscola.php. I'm not sure what citation ...
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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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Citing a range of papers (using numeric keys)?

Is there a way so that, when I cite a range of papers, the output is a range of numbers, instead of a list of numbers? In other words, when I type ... some dummy text here is due to me \cite{me1, ...
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Is it possible to have an enhanced version of the singletitle option?

I have the following problem with biblatex: I use a cite style that has a full citation in footnotes for the first citation, subsequent citations refer back to the first footnote (similar to ...
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Get the “annote” field of a .bib file

I have BibTeX entries that look like this: @inproceedings{Defraene2010, annote = {This is a very nice paper.I will say more about it later}, author = {Defraene, Bruno and van Waterschoot, Toon and ...
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hyperlinks in biblatex

I'm making a biblatex style to solve an issue with the standard styles: if you have a reference with a doi field, it just prints the DOI number, with a clickable link if hyperref is enabled. But a ...
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Biblatex / MLA for official reports and websites

I'm writing an thesis in British architecture and I need to follow the MLA style for bibliography. I'm now using biblatex and biblatex-mla; but I can't find out how to define official reports ...
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hyperlink name with biblatex authoryear

I am using biblatex with the authoryear styles. So far I've been able to find everything I need easily in the excellent documentation, but I'm stuck on one thing. With my current settings (below) ...
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biblatex: displaying all authors of multi-author works in the bibliography

I'm using the biblatex package to add citations and a bibliography to my LaTeX document. I've noticed that only the first author plus "et al." is displayed for works with more than three authors. ...
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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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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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When should I use amsrefs instead of regular bibtex ?

I've heard (and read) about the new amsrefs system for citations. Is there a good explanation of the pros/cons of amsrefs vis-a-vis bibtex ?