{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: Handling secondary (“quoted in”) citations

This question and the answer became part of a package: biblatex-musuos How can I qoute secondary quotes which I’ve taken form another book. Example Jon Doe writes a book an cites Fred Bloggs ...
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How can I print only Author-Date of the parent crossref in the bibliography entry of the child of the crossref?

I have an @article entry, which crossrefs a @periodical entry. I cite both of them. In my bibliography, I would like the article to refer to the periodical in the form of the citation, but i only get ...
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Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex

I am using biblatex for citations and bibliography. Now I often have lists of multiple citations, for which biblatex has the \cites command. Now I can get citations to automatically sort if I don't ...
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biblatex: split bibliography at the begin of a document?

I'm trying to print partial bibliographies at the start of a document. One of the things I tried is this: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[defernumbers]{biblatex} ...
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Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex

Today I switched to biblatex and found it amazing. I've already skimmed the manual of biblatex. I wonder if any Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex is available. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Unconventional bibliography style with BibLaTeX

Introduction I am required to use bibliography style, that is so far from anything made with BibLaTeX I have been able to find, that I do not have an idea how to achieve it. I am pretty confident ...
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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: use doi only if there is no URL

Is there a way to insert a doi of an entry only in case it is missing a URL field? It happens a lot that the doi and URL are essentially the same, and inserting them both yields a redundancy. I am ...
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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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biblatex: Single out specific bibliography entries

I'm writing a document and I want to split my bibliography into 3 or more sections, where the first sections single out specific entries in some specific order, and the last section shows all other ...
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Why does it matter when \AtBeginDocument is run?

As I understood the macro \AtBeginDocument, whatever it says will be run right after \begin{document}. In other words, it will follow whatever else there is in the preamble. But I've noticed that it ...
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dictionary marks in biblatex

I want to make dictionary style pagemarks using biblatex. Consider the following example: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[sorting=nyt,style=ieee-alphabetic,backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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Biblatex, authoryear-comp, and hyperlinks

In answer to this question, Audrey offered an answer that works great with the authoryear option. (Context: I'm trying to get the hyperlink in citations to include the name of the author, and not ...
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Biblatex: submitting to the arXiv

I am trying to submit a LaTeX file to the arXiv which uses biblatex. However, it fails whatever I do. I first get the message biblatex.sty is not found I have tried including (all from TeXLive ...
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biblatex: \fullcite produces different result from bibliography entry

I am using BibLaTeX+Biber to generate the bibliography of my thesis. I use a customised bibliography styles (based on BiBLaTeX' numeric-comp). For example, here is my style definition for ...
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N first words command for citation style

I need a way to get to display three first words of the title in citations and if some words did not get displayed add dots. I am using Biblatex. \nfirstwords[3]{I Like Apples and Oranges}{\dots} ...
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How to fix “Invalid format of field 'X'”

When I'm compiling my tex-files, I'm getting this error: pdflatex> Package biblatex Warning: BibTeX reported the following issues pdflatex> (biblatex) with 'xyz': pdflatex> ...
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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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Suppressing em-dashs for recurrent authors and letter suffixes for years when using biblatex-chicago

I am trying to generate a bibliography to summarize research in a certain field. The bibliography is required to be formatted Chicago style. Since this bibliography is not accompanying an actual ...
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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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How can I put a name's prefix in front in citations but *not* in the bibliography?

For my Dutch thesis I need to have the prefix to a name when using the \cite command but not in the bibliography. So basically what I need is Cite: ‘De Jonge’ Bibliography: ‘Jonge, Marinus, ...
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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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Create a register of persons with biblatex

How can I create a register of persons who are mentioned in my PDFLaTeX document? I want to write The screwdriver was turned by \person[Mr.]{Miller}. The screwdriver was turned by M. Miller. ...
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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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Repeat the same reference in footnote on different pages

I'm using BibLaTeX to handle my bibliography and I want a reference to be placed in a footnote on every page where I cite the same work and have the same number. Also I want to be able to cite the ...
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Custom biblatex style for IET Journal (bbx)

I would adapt the numeric-comp style in biblatex to give the following reference/citation format sepcified by the IET Journals: Journal article Smith, T., and Jones, M.: ‘The title of the paper’, ...
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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, Biber, and LaTeX: citations undefined

I get "There were undefined references" errors and can't fix it after two days of trying. I have tried switching editors from Sublime Text 3 to TeXStudio on a Mac, then trying both on a PC. I am ...
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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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Difference between \footcite and \cite in BibLaTeX

Since recently, I am having some trouble with the short/ibidem and full citations in BibLaTeX. When I use a \cite command inside a footnote, it behaves differently than \footcite: it seems each keeps ...
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biblatex: extract fields without starting a page

I'm trying to extract some data from bib entries for further processing. Sadly if I use a cite command it starts a page: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} ...
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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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Biblatex guide? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do to switch to biblatex? It seems like biblatex is the way of the future for handling references in latex. The biblatex documentation file is a massive 288 ...
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problems using apa6e with biblatex-apa

As in apa6e and biblatex-apa I'm trying to use apa6e and biblatex-apa together and having problems. Before I arrived at these problems, over the course of many hours of much reading, I first managed ...
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Get a list of uncited entries in a BibTeX file

Suppose I have a rather large BibTeX bibliography file that contains both works cited in a paper as well as works I saved to my bibliography without actually citing them in my paper. Is there a way ...
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Switching languages in bibliography with biblatex

I would like to have a bibliography with both Cyrillic and Latin and the main document language being English. How can I make biblatex to automatically switch between languages? (without using XeTeX ...
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Patching \printbibliography for displaying content to both document and log

Friends, I'm using a clever idea from Joseph, David and egreg in order to get the bibliography content displayed in both document and log (Henrique and I are trying to create a semi-automatic analyzer ...
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Biblatex: Print ISBN only if DOI is not defined

I have a large set of references and I in most cases do have either ISBN DOI DOI and ISBN I'd like to setup a filter that prints the ISBN only when the DOI does not exist. How can I set up a ...
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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 and citation reset between chapters

I have a feeling that there is an obvious answer to this question that I'm somehow managing to miss. However, I've tried most of the commands in the biblatex documentation and I still can't figure it ...
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Mimic BibTeX “apalike” with BibLaTeX - (biblatex-apa broken?)

I am trying to move on to BibLaTeX. With BibTeX the Style apalike provides everything I need, as illustrated by the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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How define biblatex entry for phonogram/recording?

I would like in my bibliography to have a category for phonograms/recordings. The important fields would be: author (artist), date, title, publisher (label), [some field] (for label number), number ...
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biblatex: extrayear only if full date is equal?

I have a bunch of bib entries of the same author which are labeled by the full date. The problem is that some of them have the same date and so need an extrayear label. But extrayear works by year not ...
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BibLaTeX not settling down when using multiple styles

I use BibLaTeX with two different bibliography styles, one with author-year style (for publications) and the other one with simple numeric style for online references, but pdfLaTeX never really ...
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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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Can I use natbib in beamer, but omit the bibliography? [duplicate]

Can I call references from my .bib file, but not put a huge bibliography at the end of my presentation? Or at least hide it in a bunch of slides that don't display? I tend to think in terms of my ...
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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 ...