{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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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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Get biblatex-chicago working

I'm writing an essay and I need to have superscript citations in either Chicago or MLA style. After a bit of searching (and a false start with natbib) this question seemed to indicate that Chicago ...
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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: 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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biblatex: No pagebreak in bibliography entry

Is it possible to tell biblatex to never split a bibliography entry across two pages? Ideally this should work for both \cite and \fullcite.
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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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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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biblatex : avoid redundant information

I'm exploring the great possibilities of biblatex ... and there are a few questions I can't resolve. I'll start :) with one (edit !) of them : I'm using "crossref" to cite several chapters in a ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...