{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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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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Line breaks in underlined citations

I've been looking for a solution to automatically highlight citations to the works of a specific author using biblatex, but the question is still unanswered and I'm lacking time at the moment to ...
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Get biblatex-apa to truncate names starting on the first citation

I'm pretty sure that my question is specific to the biblatex-apa package. Let me start with my minimum working example: \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @book{foo, Author = {Last1, First1 and ...
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Changing another language “et al.” to “et al.”

I am currently writing in Danish via the package: \usepackage[danish]{babel} Now, in my bibliography, which is done by biblatex, it changes the "et al.", when having a lot of authors, to "m. fl.", ...
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How to cite the title AND the year in the same command?

I would like to cite an article by its title and its date (the date should be inside parenthesis). For now, I have to use two commands: \citetitle{key} \parencite*{key} which produces (with ...
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Adjust vertical alignment of square brackets of biblatex numeric style

I have the same problem with the vertical alignment of square brackets as described in this question. However, the only square brackets I have are the ones used for citations by the biblatex numeric ...
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Bibliography with Biblatex not working [duplicate]

I'm having problems trying to create a bibliography using biblatex. In my preamble of my main document file I have the following: ...
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Customize biblatex citations

I'm exploring the capabilities of biblatex. I'm using the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=alphabetic,natbib=true,backend=bibtex]{biblatex} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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How to change citations in the text from brackets to parentheses?

My problem is as follows: I composed my thesis using the thesis template provided by Matthias Pospiech (http://www.matthiaspospiech.de/latex/vorlagen/) He used the biblatex package for bibliographies. ...
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BibKey-Autocompletion with a standard BibFile-Folder [closed]

Basically, what I've been trying to do is organize my structure and working environment a little bit, setting up a folder for different kinds of "preamble"-documents and one for my *.bib files. Since ...
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Switched from natbib to biblatex, cannot find bib file [duplicate]

I had a working file with a natbib setup, but I encoutered difficulties citing in a footnote and it seemed more broadly that biblatex was better for my field. So I switched, and now my .tex file just ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't print all the information I put in?

I use BibDesk to construct my .bib files. This program gives me some fields to put information, depending on the type of reference (book, article, etc.). However, LaTeX doesn't print all the ...
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Biblatex: Id. in lieu of Ibid.

I have what I thought would be a very simple question, but has turned out to be much more difficult. Using biblatex and the verbose-inote style, I would like to redefine for footcite Ibid as Id. and ...
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Biblatex: Change order of fields (note+pages) for inproceedings/incollection

I'm using the following to change the order of note and pages fields for @article. \renewbibmacro{note+pages}{% \printfield{pages}% \setunit*{\space}% \printfield{note}% ...
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Define required bib fields in biblatex with biber

Additionally to the standard required fields biblatex lists in chapter 2.1, I would like to define my own required fields. So e.g. for book where biblatex only requires author, title, year/date I also ...
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Biblatex no .bib inserted and no .bbl file created - using TeXnicCenter

I tried to use biblatex for the first time, instead of BibTeX, which was fine, however LaTeX is obviously unable to insert the .bib file because the warning messages stay the same if I intentionally ...
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Allow line breaks but not page breaks

How can I avoid that a \parencite{key} will get broken over 2 pages? Linebreaking is fine, but page breaking is not. The reason I do not want this is that I have TIKZ customization for citations, ...
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Using acronyms for institutions in citations messes up sorting in the bibliography when using “author-year”

I would like to abbreviate "European Commission" by "EC", also when citing a document of the EC. The problem is that the abbreviation will only be introduced when I write "\ac{EC}" (using the acronym ...
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Highlight citations of works a specific author contributed to [duplicate]

I'm thinking a solution should exist already, but I'm unable to find it... so, how could I highlight citations to a work a specific author contributed to? It's a bit like printing the name of a ...
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Beamer: Changing the font size of the references using the shrink argument causes an error

I'm trying to change the font size of the references using the shrink of the frame argument. However, if I run this code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[american]{babel} ...
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! LaTeX Error: Command \c@author already defined

I am close to loose my contenance: my preamble: \documentclass[twocolumn]{bmcart}% uncomment this for twocolumn layout and comment line below %%\documentclass{bmcart} %%% Load packages ...
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Another question about making the name of an author bold in the bibliography [duplicate]

I'm using biblatex and wish to print a name (which has a "ä" character, say "Därwin") bold every time it shows up in the bibliography. This answer provides a solution that works, provided my tex file ...
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How can I write a corrected format of reference for a target journal [closed]

I am write the reference part. First, I followed a journal which written as following (first style): [1] Chambolle A. An algorithm for total variation minimization and applications. Journal of ...
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String to sort index of authors generated with biblatex

I have an index of cited authors generated with biblatex and imakeidx. How can I have this index sorted by the sortkey field in the bib-file, if defined. For indexing titles there is a ...
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Biblatex abbrevation for no editor second try

Referring to my previous question I now try to solve the problem with the missing editor for a proceeding or inproceeding entry. So if I write the command \noeditor into the field editor one should ...
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Biblatex with Biber doesn't work with macron letters

I've a problem with one of my literature entrys. The author name is Itō with the macron letter ō. The corresponding Latex-Code would be \={o}, but I know that Biblatex has a special issue with the ...
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How is the process of making the bibliography

I have a JabRef database in the same folder as my *.tex directory. Im using the following: \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article} \usepackage[spanish,activeacute]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Why there is no number in my citation [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=numeric]{biblatex} \begin{document} According to \cite{Einstein} \begin{thebibliography}{9} \bibitem{Einstein}General Relativity \bibitem{Latex}User Manual ...
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Bibliography: natbib, apa-style and apacite

At the beginning I used \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{apa} and I really like the author-year notation. The result looks fine, but it's English and this time my seminar thesis is written ...
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BibTex can't find my .bib file, and appears to be looking in the wrong places

I have spent a rather frustrating few hours trying to get TexWorks to work with either or both of BibTex or biber. I tried running the minimal example \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Mixing notes style and authordate style in biblatex-chicago (the example of letters)

I'm having a problem with biblatex-chicago's authordate style and citing @letters. In line with the Chicago Manual of Style's general guidelines, I don't list @letters in the bibliography. Instead, I ...
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biblatex-chicago: Change translator and editor description in the bibliography

I had some issues with cbyeditor and cbytranslator where I got the warning "Package biblatex Warning: Bibliography string 'cbyeditor' undefined". That I managed to fix and now my footnotes looks good. ...
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Biblatex: Selecting content depending on language

I am using biblatex and would like to quote English and German works. When writing a document in German, this works nicely with the help of \DeclareLanguageMapping and hyphenation to specify if a ...
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How to output ISSN field for specific biblatex types (@inbook)?

The below MWE, compiled with pdflatex test.tex && biber test && pdflatex test.tex && pdflatex test.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ bibencoding=utf8, ...
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Efficiently applying the same patch to several bibdrivers

In this answer to a question about getting Biblatex to print the ISSN field for books, I suggest a solution which uses the \xpatchbibdriver command of the xpatch package: \xpatchbibdriver{book}{% ...
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Setting up TexMaker on Ubuntu “biblatex.sty not found.”

--UPDATE-- I've installed biblatex via the command "sudo apt-get install biblatex". However I now get a partially generated pdf like this: instead of the desired output of: --UPDATE-- I've ...
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Can I use biblatex with Tufte classes?

Is it possible to use biblatex with the Tufte document classes (tufte-handout and tufte-book). If so, what modifications should I make to my preamble or class wrapper in order to use biblatex? I've ...
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Change predefined DOI label in Biblatex

Having searched fairly thoroughly to solve this problem I came across this answer which solves the problem for URL: Changing predefined words in a biblatex bibliography Is it possible to perform the ...
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Print numbered paragraph after title with Biblatex

My question is related with Biber and Biblatex (latest versions). I need to quote the number of a paragraph of an old Christian text which is published within a book printed nowadays. More clearly, ...
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BibLaTeX: Highlight Self-References

I am looking for a way to highlight references to my own previous publications using BibLaTeX (alphabetic cite and bibliography style), for example by using double brackets as citation marks in the ...
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Bibliography unwanted header and footer [closed]

I am trying to add the bibliography into my TOC. The problem is as soon as I add [heading=bibintoc] to it, all bibliography pages will have a "BIBLIOGRAPHY" header and footer. How can I remove ...
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Problems getting my bibliography working - "empty bibliography! [duplicate]

This has been stressing me out for a couple of hours now. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 with Texmaker as the editor. I've been trying to use a .bib file as an external bibliography, which I've typed up in a ...
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Presentation of year and ISBN of BetterBibLaTeX from Zotero in LaTeX

First of all my question: How can I adjust biblatex to show only the year from the date and not to delete the dashes from the ISBN? Here is my MWE: BetterBibLaTeX 1.6.6 within Zotero Standalone 4.0 ...
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Biblatex/Biber does not produce citations nor print bibliography [duplicate]

I think I am doing everything right (it used to work). Now doing the same procedure I don't get citations in the text and bibliography is not printed out at the end. The files "tesi.tex" and ...
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Using custom bibliography styles with BibLaTex and Biber

I am currently writing an article that requires me to follow a custom bibliography style, found on this site as a BST file (direct link to BST file). I also found a CSL implementation of the same ...
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Biblatex, chicago style, year/page in parenthesis? [duplicate]

I would like to cite Adams (2010), yet, I get Adams 2010. What do I need to add in order to keep the chicago style citation? Thanks! Here my minimal example: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Latex reference problem [duplicate]

I have a problem in references, some of them are in bold and the the other are not. However, I do not want them in bold. Any suggestion?
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biblatex: string manipulation after processing of bibtex @STRING

I am using biblatex 3.1 in conjunction with some BibTeX (.bib) files. These files begin with @STRING macros like @STRING{CUP="Cambridge University Press"} and contain entries that have this form: ...
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Biblatex: Where to put external abstract files?

In §3.11.8 ("External Abstracts and Annotations") of the biblatex documentation, it says that it is possible to put abstracts in external .tex files rather than storing them in the .bib file directly. ...
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Biblatex + Xelatex does not display accents

Biblatex works fine with pdflatex, but when compiling with Xelatex, suddenly accents disappear. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ backend=biber, style=alphabetic, citestyle=authoryear ...