{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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How to validate (check) a biblatex .bib file?

How can I validate the correctness a biblatex .bib file? Where validate means checking for: Duplicate keys Missing mandatory fields What tools do you use?
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biblatex style “bibtex key”

I'd like the text that links to the references to be simply the bibtex key. So, with a bibtex entry like @ARTICLE{Author1:2000:Topic, author = {A. Author1 and B. Author2}, title = ...
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Is it possible to customize the \textcite command in biblatex?

Today i am constructing a project template in latex. So far i have succeeded in building up the biblatex environment (with some help from some guys of this forum as well ^^). Now i have moved on to ...
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How can I make the split bibliographies work? [closed]

I am using Windows 8 64 bit, TeXStudio and MiKTeX, and I am trying to implement the following code in my work: How to split bibliography into "works cited" and "works not cited"? ...
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How to shorten the editor when the author is same as the editor?

In my bibliography, I have a case where the author of an @Inbook entry is the same as the editor of the book: @Book{ducktales, Booktitle={Ducktales}, Editor = {Donald Duck}, Year = {2001}} ...
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Force ibid in citation when using non-standard page numbers

I am using BibLaTeX, and I need to cite a source by its headings, not by its page numbers. Is there any way to force BibLaTeX to use ibid when the title and location are the same? Note: questions ...
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Turn each single dash into en-dashes for page ranges in biblatex

I use biblatex with the setting, \usepackage[backend=biber, sorting=nyt, citestyle=ieee-alphabetic, bibstyle=ieee-alphabetic, maxnames=3,minnames=1,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex} and my ...
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utf8 input encoding with biblatex (biber and bibencoding=utf8)

I have a document with Cyrillic, English and German. All worked well so far. But now I need a special Character in the bibliography.bib file. Its an \.{E} If I just put that in there it gives me the ...
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Comma in the title in the latest biblatex ieee-alphabetic

I have biblatex 2013/11/25 v2.8a and ieee-alphabetic.bbx 2013/10/25 v1.1j. Here A, it is said that the bug is fixed, but I happen to have it :( \documentclass{article} ...
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Show three letters of authors' names in biblatex alphabetically

I would like to install the new version of the style but I cannot remember the hack I did in order to display more letters from the author's names. The hack was directly into the .bst or .cst files. ...
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Problem using biblatex with numeric-comp [closed]

today I discovered a strange behaviour of the style numeric-comp. Since I'm working with larger cite lists it happend that a reference is twice in the list which results that only the first reference ...
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Biblatex square brackets color

How can I change the square brackets color of references in text using biblatex (numeric style)? I know it can be done with natbib, but not using this package anymore. ...
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How to change the bibliography toc's number page

I'm trying to put a bibliography into my report this way: Here is my .tex code: \documentclass[12pt,english,french]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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Display four or more authors instead of “et al.” [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a bibliography in which many authors of a book appears in this format: Author1, Author2, Author3 and Author4 So, I'm using here biblatex this way: \usepackage[backend=biber, ...
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texi2dvi runs forever if the document contains references not in the .bib file

If I run the example below with texi2dvi (GNU Texinfo 5.2) 5381 [texlive 2012], it never stops. How can this be avoided? It's somehow strange. I used to have a lot of references in my files which were ...
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biblatex: format of author field in op.cit. loc.cit

I'm using biblatex and I must strictly obey some formatting rules for my thesis. Here's the problem: biblatex does not display author's first name (initial or full, whatever) when calling op.cit. and ...
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Printing full date in bibliography (BibLaTeX)

How can I get biblatex to print the full date in the references? I could have sworn it used to do this all by itself and I've got some old files where I've managed this, but I can't see anything in ...
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biblatex : avoid redundant information

I'm exploring the great possibilities of biblatex ... and there are a few questions I can't resolve. I'll start :) with one (edit !) of them : I'm using "crossref" to cite several chapters in a ...
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Problems with \DeclareSortingScheme for @misc documents in Biblatex [closed]

I apologize for the probably quite simple questions, but somehow I struggle to find an answer in the docs and online. I would like to have a separate bibliography for the UN Documents I am using, ...
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Biblatex display format of author name [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to make biblatex to display the author names in format of First Middle Initial Last. I want biblatex to automatically convert from other formats of author names to the desired ...
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How to do a proper Bibliography in Arabic language with XeLaTeX and Biblatex-Biber backend?

I want to add bibliography to a document mainly written with Arabic language but intervened with some English text. Therefore, I opted for arabxetex approach rather than polyglossia, becasue IMHO ...
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Use autocite=footnote with style=authoryear-ibid in biblatex and enclose only the year in parentheses

I'm using the following configuration to cite sources: \usepackage[backend=bibtex, style=authoryear-ibid, autocite=footnote]{biblatex} One of my indirect citations looks like this: ...
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Suppress month and day for journal articles and maintain for a newspaper articles

I haven't found a solution yet for this problem. I want to suppress month and day (if present) from all journal articles in bibliography but I at the same time I want to indicate year, month and day ...
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How to include the title of the website in bibliography

I want to include the website title in my bibliography. In the bibtex file (created by Zotero) the website title is stored as journal. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} ...
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How to reference a student report (semester report)?

There are some institutions where undergraduates/bachelor students may submit reports (e.g. project reports) at end of a semester. Say, I want to refer to such a report using a bibtex or biblatex ...
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Biblatex: suppress colon after “In” for edited volumes

I'm using Biblatex with biber backend, authoryear-comp style. Is there a quick way to remove the colon after the "In" introducing the title of an edited book (@inbook bibliography items)? I've found ...
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Citation style and arranging references

Following is the latex code provided by @Mike Renfro from Putting Serial Numbers in References \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{refs.bib} @BOOK {KandR, ...
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Online journal pages field that is compatible with natbib+bibtex and biblatex+biber?

I want to know how I should properly use the provided page field of an article published in an online journal (such as PLoS Computational Biology). Even though articles published in online journals ...
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Biblatex and ACM Proceedings bibligraphy style

I would like to use biblatex in order to control for the amount of information which is outputed in the bibliography (e.g., doi, issn, urls) but the problem is that the original ACM Proceedings format ...
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Biblatex: \textcite style in footnotes

I would like to use the \textcite style: "Author (year, pages)" in the \footcite as well. I could do \footnote{\textcite}, but I was wondering if it would be possible to change the \footcite to work ...
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Why is Biblatex not working and showing “Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item”

I have this LaTeX document thesis.tex: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[czech]{babel} \usepackage[ backend=biber, babel=other ]{biblatex} ...
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How to activate syntax highlighting for multiple references in TexStudio?

I want to enable highlighting for multiple references command \parencites {} of Biblatex package the same as of a similar command for one reference \parencite {} using TexStudio editor. The image ...
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Overfull hbox in biblatex

I just ran into a problem using biblatex with a long author and title: The output extends past the right margin of my text, because biblatex does not insert a linebreak before the date. Please see the ...
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Debub .bbl for missing right brace

I have a long .bbl which is generating an error when compiling with LaTeX. The error message is ERROR: Paragraph ended before \name was complete. --- TeX said --- <to be read again> ...
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Using (thebibliography) in a separate tex file

I have manually created my references in separate file bio.tex using \begin{thebibliography}{}. When I try to cite using \cite{} in another tex file introduction.tex it gives me error while compiling ...
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biblatex: Retrieve which references are NOT used [duplicate]

I think this is a gerenal issue: If you have a .bib-file with 200 entries and you use maybe about 170 of it, how can you retrieve the missing 30 keys? The background is: \nocite{*} will add all ...
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How to change number style in bibliography for biblatex

I wonder how to change the way that references are listed so that it is of the format 1. rather than [1]? I give a slightly complicated example where I am also reversing the numbers and adding a ...
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“n.d.[a]” missing in bibliography [duplicate]

Basically I am trying to implement this solution: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/127158/17533 using this MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Combining biber with BibLaTeX

I'm trying to use BibLaTeX, is there any other solution instead of using biber to display bibliography ? if it is, does it allow the edition of biblographies refenrences to this format ...
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Get multiple citations; [1-5] instead of [1,2,3,4,5] [duplicate]

I'm using the package; \documentclass[a4paper, twoside, 11pt]{report} \usepackage[sorting = none, backend = bibtex]{biblatex} \addbibresource{Refs.bib} to get my references. But I want to refer to ...
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Putting Serial Numbers in References

I wish to have a citation in the text as follows: However with growing sustainability concerns (Madu, 2001), organizations need to undertake suitable measures to improve their sustainability ...
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Biblatex Printing “ibid” Lowercase at Beginning of Footnote

My ›house‹ citation style is an author-year system with the citations placed in foot- or endnotes rather than in the text. I'm using biblatex's \autocite exclusively, with autocite=footnote so I don't ...
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Removing brackets from biblatex references for lncs

I want BibLaTeX bibliography without square brackets, but without putting things all on one line, because that's what lncs requires. That is, I have \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} ...
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BibLateX/Biber is incorrectly sorting entries with hyphens in their respective author's last name

UPDATE 2 I now finally understand that this behaviour is indeed a feature that is to be modified according to need. Thank you very much to @moewe for educating me on this. I have now set his/her ...
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punctuation between authors/editors and title in bibliography

With the hook \labelnamepunct I managed to change a period to a colon after the first set of authors and the following title. But, as in the example below, if this is an inbook, for instance, there is ...
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url not showing in references

this LaTeX code: @ONLINE{Doe, author = {Doe, Ringo}, title = {This is a test entry of type {@ONLINE}}, month = jun, year = {2009}, url = {http://www.test.org/doe/} } generates this output ...
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Biblatex equivalent to labeled multibib with working hyperref

I have a document using a labeled version of multibib, i.e. \usepackage[labeled]{multibib}. However, hyperref does not work on the cites and according to "Why does hyperlink point to a wrong page when ...
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Biblatex style for 'author, year, publisher' [closed]

For a beamer presentaion, I need to use footnote cite, and the citation entry should be in 'author, year, publisher' format; But I cannot find any exisiting style in biblatex; can anyone suggest a ...
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Biblatex and a relational database?

Is there a way of using a relation database (e.g. MySQL) as a bibsource in Biblatex?
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biblatex + \mcite; add arbitrary text in references with subentries

In chemistry it's quite common to add prefixes to bibitems or even add notes to the references. See some example in literature to give you a hint what I mean. It is not created with LaTeX! I've ...