{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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Superflous leading dot in biblatex/numeric and beamer

The combination of beamer and biblatex with the numeric style leads to an undesired dot and space at the beginning of @MISC entries. \begin{filecontents}{mybib.bib} @MISC{www, title={TeX.SX}, ...
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Punctuation in bibliography with multiple languages

In a document written in a given language (in my case French but it may not matter so much) I have a bibliography mixing entries in different languages (in this case French, English and German). I ...
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biblatex: Something like \ifentrytype

I’d like to change the bibmacro cite:short only for one entry type (@music). So is there a way to test for the entry type?
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Using the biblatex styles in the CTAN contrib

I know how to use biblatex and compile it with pdflatex -> bibtex -> pdflatex in TeXworks or TeXShop. \usepackage[options]{biblatex} \bibliography{bib-file} \begin{document} \autocite{einstein01} ...
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biblatex: Setting maxnames on individual entries

I'm using biblatex (with biber as backend). I use the global maxnames option to shorten author lists (with "et al."). However, I would like to create some exceptions to this rule for some specific ...
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Count number of references using biblatex

I am creating an annotated bibliography. Is there a way of obtaining a count of the number of references in a bibliography meeting certain criteria and inserting that into a document? For example ...
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Abbreviate own name

I am using \usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear]{biblatex} but I would like my name to appear as a dash or even better would be the first initial of my surname. That is I would like to see (-, ...
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Add “Retrieved”, “Last accessed” or similar information to authoryear in biblatex

When citing online resources my university's regulation stipulates that we have to add information on when we accessed the specific website. This can for example be of the form "Retrieved: April 7, ...
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Creating bibliographies with biblatex and moderncv

I wanted to use the moderncv class together with biblatex. To this end, I redefined the bibliography bibenvironment \defbibenvironment{bibliography}{}{}% ...
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How to print, with biblatex, the bibliography with the whole content of my bib-file?

Should be an obvious question but Google fails to asnswer it :) I am trying to fine-tune the biblatex output. To test the result, I would like to see how it works for all entries in my bib-file. Is ...
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biblatex: Abbreviated author names?

When using biblatex, how can you obtain abbreviated first names for authors in the bibliography (i.e. like the abbrv bibtex)? I've been trying to look everywhere in the manual, but so far no luck.
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Biblatex and entries with no date

I have a bibliographic entry with no date. I would like this to be printed both in the citation (i.e. in the text) and in the references with "n.d.", otherwise it shouldn't be different from a regular ...
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Missing “Vol.” and “No.” in biblatex/biber

I'd like to cite an article with biblatex, but I'm failing to add "Vol." and "No." in front of the corresponding number. Here is the entry, of type @article, in the .bib file: ...
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biblatex: How to build a testing environment

Maybe the question is also of interest beyond biblatex but here's the thing: I recently published my biblatex style biblatex-fiwi and I'm always having trouble making sure that updates don't lead to ...
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Colon (:) instead of period (.) after author with biblatex, alphabetic

With biblatex, alphabetic style, I have <author>. <title> But I want to have a colon ":" instead of the period "." after the author: <author>: <title> What do I ...
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Suppress author after first citation

Is there a way to cite a work without its author? For example, I need to cite Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae, and since that work is so common, there is no need to include the author after the first ...
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Increase vertical spacing in bibliography using biblatex with bibtex backend

I'm rather new to the whole TeX experience and try to make a template to use for my masters thesis. Everything has been smooth except getting the references/bibliography right. I've spent numerous ...
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biblatex: Setting maxbibnames option truncates to first name + et al., not to the maxbibnames value

I'm using: biblatex 1.7.1; biber (0.9.6 I guess) and working on LyX on Kubuntu 12.04. For example, I'm setting in my .bbx file the value to 6: \ExecuteBibliographyOptions { maxbibnames = 6 } ...
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Biblatex custom cite command

I recently started using biblatex and I'm looking for some custom cite commands. The \footfullcite takes up too much space so I wanted to create some \footcite command myself that would only produce ...
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How to show the file field with biblatex+biber?

I'm using biblatex + biber with a bib file containing entries like this: @article{pm2006, author={Pritsker, Matthew}, title={The hidden dangers of historical simulation}, journal={Journal of ...
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Biblatex clear URL field for entries in a certain category

Can you please help me to process biblatex entries. I want to... Print separate bibliographies for online and offline entries Both @online entries and @misc entries with a url-field should go into ...
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Bibliography sections without duplicate entries

I am creating a document using biblatex. The document needs multiple separate bibliographies, as provided by the refsegment environment. The same work may be cited in multiple refsegments, but I want ...
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Beamer: Strange spacing in references with biblatex apa-style

I stumbled upon these two spacing errors (marked with red numbers): I guess the first space is not really an error, but simply English spacing (\nonfrenchspacing). Can it be turned off (without ...
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Layout issue with biblatex

On the screenshot you can see that the ISBN number breaks the layout: How can I fix the layout? On my small attatched example the layout is not so much demaged like in my real work but you will ...
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biblatex: merge the list of shorthands into the bibliography

Using biblatex, is it possible to merge the list of shorthands into the bibliography? The goal is to have a single alphabetical list of references, regardless of whether they are cited in shorthand ...
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biblatex: How to suppress back references for certain citations?

When using BibTeX's standard citation commands, such as \cite, typically back references are generated (if enabled) in the bibliography pointing back to the place of citation. That's a nice feature. ...
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Remove 'and' from biblatex' text citations

Since version 2.7, biblatex adds the word and before the last citation in a string of text citations. That's pretty nice, but this catch-all behavior is not always appropriate, as in the example ...
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How to upgrade 'biblatex' properly?

I use TeXLive 2012 under Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to upgrade biblatex to the latest version (2.3). I tried the following: download and unpack .tar.gz from https://github.com/plk/biblatex/downloads ...
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Make biblatex treat different author names as same author in text citations

Some guy has written a few books, but he is inconsistent from book to book when it comes to including and/or abbreviating his middle name. When I cite this author in the text, I would like biblatex to ...
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biblatex output like REVTeX style

I am using biblatex 2.0 and Biber. A multiple-entry citation using \mcite gives as output: [1] a) Author 1, Phys. Rev. Lett. 11, 1 (2012); b) Author 2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 22, 2 (2012). but I ...
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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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Customizing biblatex styles using \usebibmacro

I am currently trying to adapt a biblatex style to my needs. I was able to do most tweaks by reading all the answers to similar demands here (such as Suppress "In:" biblatex or Guidelines ...
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Reset the counter of references in each chapter

I am currently busy with writing my PhD book in LaTeX. I want to have separate references list at the end of each chapter. Thanks to my colleague, we have added some line for this purpose and it ...
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Add a field to BibLaTeX output when \ifciteseen is true

I use biblatex with verbose and cite via \footcite{...} throughout the document. Problem is: if citing the same source twice, the verbose style outputs author surname and booktitle - but i need it to ...
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How to change the font for biblatex acronyms

I have a bibliography in biblatex and I want to use different fonts than Computer Modern, namely Lato & Bitstream Charter. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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biblatex: Cite commands with the same author prints authors name twice

I'm using biblatex 1.4b, and Biber 0.9. However, I think the problem is with my settings, not with the versions of those programs. I'm trying to cite a single author, and produce their name, followed ...
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Converting from biblatex to BibTeX format using biber

I wish to use biblatex+biber, in large part because of its data format (xdata!), but often need to use .bst-based bibliography styles. I am aware that biber --tool allows conversion of .bib-files. ...
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How to get started using biblatex?

I just spent an hour trying to understand Bibtex, but I find it very hard to find simple instructions. I even read half of the manual. I put this in my LaTeX file report.ex: % preamble ...
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biblatex : which style for a footnote once then nothing?

Ok sorry for this not so clear title. I'm having trouble to express & find what seems so simple :s I'm biblatex and I would like to know which citation style/bibliographical style and/or option I ...
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biblatex: cite without affecting sorting order

I want citations in numerical style sorted in order of appeareance, using biblatex. BUT: I want to have citations before the mainmatter, e.g., in nomenclature or on the title back page, without ...
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Changing another language “et al.” to “et al.”

I 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 a section of a Constitution

My question is pretty much what the title says. I'm using biblatex and having a very tough time figuring out what the proper way is to cite a particular article, section, etc of the Constitution ...
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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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Printing bibliography with biblatex in Tufte-handout fullwidth environment

I'm trying to print the bibliography (using biblatex) inside the fullwidth environment. But when I place the \printbibliography command inside the fullwidth environment, every line other than the very ...
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BibLaTeX - replace recurrent author by short name or Idem/Eadem in citations

I am currently defining a (french) citation style. One thing I haven't managed to do is to replace the name of a recurring author by the short form in the citations. What I would like to do is : ...
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Biber and Biblatex: Reference within the Bibliography

I have a problem, where all my googeling has left me standing alone. Currently I am preparing my thesis and I am using biblatex in conjunction with biber. When dealing with the entrytype set ...
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Biblatex: How to suppress same author of multiple citations?

I need to use the features of biblatex's verbose citestyle but I don't want it to repeat the author's name in multiple citations by the same author (like the authortitle-comp option). Currently, ...
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Convert bib file from BibTeX to biblatex

I have a bib file that I have been using with BibTeX for a number of years. I have now switched to creating my bibliographies with biber and the biblatex package. Every once in a while I need to ...
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How do I cite laws or regulations in biblatex?

I am using JabRef to manage my bibliography. I have some laws that I need to cite, but I am unsure how to do this. In this particular case, I am citing a regulation, which is referenced by the law. ...
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Weird numbers with defernumbers and refsegment

When using refsegment without defernumbers, I get a warning that I should enable defernumbers. When I enable it, the numbering becomes a mess: Specifically, the numbering of the bibliography starts ...