{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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Show only the last two year digits in Biblatex citation

I'm writing a piece where I'm citing several standards, for example @STANDARD{en1990, title = {EN 1990: Eurocode: Basis of Structural Design}, organization = {Comit\'e Europ\'een de Normalisation ...
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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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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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Formatting back references in bibliography

I would like to change the way the back references are shown in the bibliography, such that they are all shown within parentheses. So I would like to see (page x, y, z) after my bibitems. This ...
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Add additional text (e.g. “a revised version appeared in”) to grouped bibliography entries with biblatex

Update Quite some time has gone by since I asked this question and since @PLK informed me in the comments that an upcoming version of biblatex (which would be out by now) would provide a solution to ...
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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: \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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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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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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how to \cite without an entry in the bibliography?

Even though it may sound weird: is it possible to have a \cite{key}-command that cites a bibliographic item without including that item in the bibliography? As it were, I am looking for the opposite ...
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biblatex translation with wrong ligature

I'm playing around with biblatex at the moment. It works nice, but there is a problem with a translation of "Ed." (edition) to "Aufl." (Auflage). The translation is correct but it has a wrong ligature ...
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Automatically citing all entries in a class in a bib file

I usually add my publications to my CV from my bib file (using biblatex). At first, I used to manually cite each entry, but as the list grows, it's becoming a chore (especially since there are quite a ...
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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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Suppress *some* URLs with biblatex nature.bbx class

I am using a Nature biblatex style with bibtex to typeset bibliography and would like to suppress URLs from appearing in the "paper" entry types (like books, journal articles and proceedings). If I ...
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Biblatex: How can I get the label [BvB60] instead of [BB60] for an article by “Bach and van Beethoven (1760)”?

I'm using the alphabetic style of biblatex as follows: \usepackage[ style=alphabetic, maxcitenames=3, minnames=3, useprefix=true ]{biblatex} In the .bib-file, I have an entry: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to use \sloppy for just some references?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and also the biblatex package for the literature. I’ve noticed that my bibliography set using \printbibliography is not set with the \sloppy option by default, which ...
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Multiple footnote citations of reference on same page

If I have multiple footnote citations of the same reference on the same page I get multiple footnote entries with exactly the same content. \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @article{test, ...
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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: ...
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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: only wrap url string in \url if it is not already wrapped that way

I am using a customized BibLaTeX bibliography style in which I use the following macro: \newbibmacro{archive}[1]{\\\textsc{Archived:}\ \url{#1}}. I use this to format certain urls, it is called from ...
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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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How to include price in bibliography?

I have added a price attribute to my bibliography as such: @book{1578203120, Author = {Janice Reynolds}, Title = {The Complete E-Commerce Book: Design, Build \& Maintain a Successful ...
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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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Multiply cited reference in footnotes

I have the following problem when using \footcite: it frequently happens that the same citation (same author, same title, same page) appear in the footnotes of the same page – something like : ...
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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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Displaying short version of author name in citations

I was wondering whether there is any way to change single entries in a bibliography. I want the cite command to give me a short version of this very long entry. I know I could change it manually in ...
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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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Complex formatting of page numbers (postnote) in biblatex citations

I'm trying to change the way that page numbers are displayed in biblatex citations to mimic a journal's (moderately) complex style. The problem is that the formatting changes depending on whether the ...
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When should I use amsrefs instead of regular bibtex ?

I've heard (and read) about the new amsrefs system for citations. Is there a good explanation of the pros/cons of amsrefs vis-a-vis bibtex ?
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biblatex defernumbers per refsection

In one refsection of my document the references are grouped into categories by their keywords. Now I want to print the bibliography for every section based on the category of the citation, e.g. one ...
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Print bibliography only when references are cited

The root question here is how can one print a bibliography only when there are sources to be cited? BACKGROUND I'm working on expanding a small package (originally by Jackson Taylor and Becca Funke) ...
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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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Automatically formatting punctuation using biblatex field format

Customising a biblatex style, I’d like to use ‘traditional’ typography where the format of punctuation follows that of the preceding text, for example J. Organomet. Chem. 691. 13 with the full ...
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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 conflict with showkeys package?

For a long time I wondered why biblatex did not typeset author names with \Citeauthor in upper case, until I finally could isolate the problem: When the showkeys package is loaded, the name "von ...
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Place bibliography items at bottom of frame

Is there an easy way to add bibliography items to the bottom of a frame where they are referenced? I am using Beamer and Biblatex.
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hyperlinks in biblatex

I'm making a biblatex style to solve an issue with the standard styles: if you have a reference with a doi field, it just prints the DOI number, with a clickable link if hyperref is enabled. But a ...
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biblatex: Enhancing \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes

This question led to a new feature in a package: biblatex biblatex provides high-level citation commands like \autocite that allow "global switching from inline citations to citations given in ...
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How to automatically embed cited PDF reports to a document?

I have built a .bib file with some entries providing a file attribute. I want this file to be automatically attached to the document (at the end, where the references are). I'm already using ...
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How do you count the number of times a source has been cited in a document? [duplicate]

Say you have a document with many citations and you want to see the number of times each one is cited. This could be implemented without much effort in a programming language, but I have a feeling ...
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biblatex footcite and footnote

In a document, I am using \usepackage[style=mla,babel=hyphen,backend=biber]{biblatex} together with the \footcite command, and everything is perfect. There is a difficulty when I want to include a ...
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references not printing

I've googled this (seems to be a problem others are having) and tried numerous things to no avail (including reinstalling both JabRef and MikTEx). 3 hours later I'm broken. My woes started when I ...
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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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Where can I find documentation on biblatex 1.7 (or other older versions of packages)?

I have just updated my MikTeX 2.9 (I'm using Windows 7)... and surprise! My citations don't work any more and I get cryptic error messages. Panic! After a few minutes of frantic and more or less ...
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Get full name twice in Bibliography

I use biblatex with style=authoryear and when there are two references of the same author in the bibliography there is just a dash. How can I get the full name in the second entry too?
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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 ...