{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: 2 custom fields, only one is working

Following this question BibLaTeX/BibTeX custom field to show file link and Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex I get it to work (well, more or less). In the code below I defined a ...
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Macro for formatting names (initials or full name)

I want to write full names of authors in the LaTeX source, but assign different roles to them, and then via macro decide whether to print the full first name or just initials: In the work of \artist{...
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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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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: @article{...
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biblatex: is there a command analogous to \ifciteseen but within one page?

Biblatex is loaded as \usepackage[style=numeric-comp,hyperref=true]{biblatex} \ExecuteBibliographyOptions{citetracker=true,sorting=none,firstinits=true} I am looking for an if-command, which would ...
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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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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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Does Emacs support editing bibliography files for biblatex?

Emacs includes bibtex-mode for editing bibliography files used by BibTeX. Is there a way to make it support the bibliography files used by biblatex?
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How do I print the cite key along with the entire .bib file?

I am trying to print an entire *.bib file. I would like to print the citation key along with all the entries in the .bib file. I can print my bibligraphic data file (.bib) but cannot get it to print ...
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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 3.3 name formatting

I would like to create a custom format for citing authors' names in the text, let's call it "newformat". One option I can think of is creating a new bibmacro for names where the parameters are changed ...
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How to get biber to pass fields into the .bbl file?

I'm using biblatex and biber, and trying to modify the usual styles to include a field for the AMS MathReviews number. My BibTeX file (well, I guess it's a Biber file now) has mrnumber fields, and I'...
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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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In biblatex, make title sentence case but not journal name

To force reference titles to a sentence case I use the following line in my .bbx style file: \DeclareFieldFormat[article,inbook,incollection,inproceedings,patent,thesis,unpublished]{titlecase}{\...
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Trying to Change Bibliography/References Header

I am trying to change the header from saying "References" to "Works Cited" and insert it on a new blank page. I tried \refname but it did not work, just a blank space in the pdf. My document is ...
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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 - quote in chronological order but bibliography list must be alphabetical order

I want to use more than one type of specification in my bibliography. I want to quote in chronological order but have the bibliography list in alphabetical order. If I am quoting 2-3 references in ...
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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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Combine reference citations

I would like the reference citation to appear like [1-4], rather than [1], [2], [3], [4]. Here is my MWE \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book} \begin{document} Some text \bibliographystyle{unsrt} ...
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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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biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author in the references dynamically

I'm using biblatex, and I would like to leave out those entries from the bibliography, where a specific person is an author (it's a PhD thesis and my own publications should come in a separate ...
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Show journal abbreviation in reference list with biblatex/biber

This question was previously asked by Yotam who got an answer from Andy Thomas saying he should edit the biber.conf file in order to use biber's regular expressions capacities. I tried this with my ...
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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 verbose-...
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BibLaTeX: how to sort references by year within the citation

I am using biblatex with the following command: \usepackage[citestyle=numeric-comp,sorting=none]{biblatex}, and then add muptiple citations with, e.g. \cite{Lamont1985, Sorin1983}. I need the ...
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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 in ...
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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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Ignore citations in captions in list of figures when numbering

When using the \cite command in figure captions and the ieeetr bibliography style, then BibTeX numbers the citations as appearing earlier than they do in reality (i.e. the first citation in the ...
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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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Formatting dates “day month year” with biblatex

What is the correct way to have “day month year” formatting in biblatex? Given this document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,dateabbrev=false]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{...
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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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biblatex: parentheses around the volume number of an article

What do I have to write in the preamble to bring the bibliography to make parentheses around the volume number of an article? I'm using the authoryear style. Here is an example: \begin{filecontents}{...
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“Missing character” or “does not map to ascii” message with biblatex and biber

I started drafting a question here but then, through some further work, found a solution. I though it might be worth putting in what I found here for others. The problem relates to using biber as a ...
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Text before references, but after bibliography title with BibTeX

How can I put some introductory text before the references in BibTeX, but after the bibliography title? I have found some reference to \bibintro, but it does not compile. I have tried with a fake ...
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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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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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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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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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Bibliography with only initials of names

I have a .bib file created automatically with jabRef. When I use it in my thesis some of the author names are full and some only initial letter. Why? How can I have only inital for all? Here is a MWE:...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...