{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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Configure kile and biblatex

How do people configure kile to work with biblatex? I have two bibliographies \begin{refsection} ... \end{refsection} \begin{refsection} ... \end{refsection} and to get this to compile I need to ...
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What's the best way to cite a photo from wikimedia?

I'm wanting to cite this image here, in a piece of work I'm doing. As I'm using biblatex what's the best method of citing it?
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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: 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: per-entry language switching

According to biblatex manual (p.24), the hyphenation field in a bib-entry switches language on per-entry basis: hyphenation field The language of the bibliography entry. The identifier must be ...
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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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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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Use biblatex and utf8

For my thesis, I use biblatex for the bibliography. As seen here, biblatex is not compatible, with \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}. It was reported as close but I still have the same problem with my ...
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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: 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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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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Typeset one citation with all authors

I'm using the authoryear style in biblatex with the following options name length options: maxcitenames=1, mincitenames=1, maxbibnames=999, minbibnames=999 So citations (usually issued with \cite) ...
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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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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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“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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How to get title of a citation?

Is there some way to get the title of a citation shown in the normal text instead of the key? I need the titles of some papers I cite in the normal text, so typing them by hand seems to be superfluous ...
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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: ...
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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: 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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Biblatex entries with last names first and year after authors

I'm currently usin biblatex with the following settings: \usepackage[firstinits=true, sorting=nyt, maxbibnames=99]{biblatex} %Document stuff... \printbibliography The resulting bibliography is ...
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How do I cite classical works with biblatex?

What I'd like to do is to cite classical works. For example, to cite Aristotle's Metaphyisic according to the Bekker's cannonical edition. How could I do this using biblatex with author-year style?
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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knitr and biblatex

I'd like to create a PDF report with knitr with LaTeX-code in RStudio with biblatex for citations. However, the in-text-citations are always undefined and no bibliography is printed. The same ...
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Chicago-style citations of CJK documents (e.g. American Oriental Society): Name order; transcribed/translated titles

Is there a way to produce Chicago-style citations of material written in Chinese, Japanese, for an English-language paper using biblatex-chicago? I want to produce a citation that looks like: Li ...
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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. ...