{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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Ubuntu 12.04 biblatex mla style

I've had a good search of internet and unable to find answer. I have Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates, and using LyX for work/study. I need to use mla style for some papers. There is no biblatex-mla ...
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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 alphabetic style like [Smith, 2005]

the alphabetic style of biblatex is already very close to my requirements, but considering the following entry @BOOK{smith1, author = {John Smith and Mike Someone}, title = {The book with a very ...
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Biblatex \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes

I have the same situation as the following user: biblatex: Enhancing \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes I want to use \autocite within a \footnote. This results in the citation being ...
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texi2dvi does not run biber/bibtex

I use biblatex for references. When I run `PDFLATEX='pdflatex --shell-escape -synctex=1 -file-line-error' texi2dvi -p foo.tex', I receive: Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: ...
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Referencing part of a book that's by multiple authors, but not in an edited collection

I need to add a bibliographic reference to a section of a book in bibtex, which is a paper with its own title, by a single author, but in a book that's written by four authors, and not an edited ...
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Use ampersand & in citations and bibliography in biblatex

With biblatex and biber, citations in the text and the entries in the bibliography use the word and before the last author by default. I would like to replace this with the ampersand &. My ...
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Automatically indexing references by author and year

I'm writing a literature review, and would like to add indices for both authors and publication year (i.e., two separate indices). Now, I could manually enter the appropriate \index{} commands, but it ...
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Ambiguity feature in apa style for biber creating non-apa-like et al behavior

we are currently experiencing some issues with the ambiguity feature of apa for biblatex/biber (we use biber) in TexLive 2012. What would be correct with the ambiguity feature: Doe J., Peters M., ...
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Biblatex: collaborator(s) field

I've been pulling my hair out the last several days trying to configure biblatex to handle single and multiple collaborators in bibliography entries. Exasperated sigh. Given this example: ...
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Citations as nouns in biblatex-Chicago

I'm trying to get started with biblatex-chicago, and have got stuck on how to refer to citations as nouns in the footnote style (that is, I want to say 'as \citeasnoun{lamport} says...'). [I think ...
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How to tell LaTeX to automatically remove envelopping curly braces in a string to use with biblatex?

I am using biblatex together with a bibliography manager Referencer. I want to use the url field of the bib file to link to the page. However, Referencer has urls of the form url = {{ http://... }} ...
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Supress initials of authors in biblatex-apa intext

I am referring to exactly the same issue as RSoul in his post a while ago: Apacite: suppress initials intext? However, I am looking for a solution with the biblatex-apa using biber-backend. It would ...
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How to (properly) remove the parentheses around the year in authoryear style?

Some time ago, Alan Munn asked and lockstep eloquently answered a question about removing parentheses from biblatex authoryear style references. Unfortunately, lockstep's solution injects an unwanted ...
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Biblatex: have “and” in the citation but “&” in the bibliography

I'm starting using BibLatex/biber to process my bibliographic entries in Latex. Using the authoryear style as a start, I tweak in order to comply to editorial style of the journal I'll submit my paper ...
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Bib file does not update in TexMakerX when I build the file

I am using Bib.bib file for all the references. When I use \cite{someref} it works fine for the first time but when I update the Bib.bib file it does not get the updated information, it just show the ...
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references not printing to pdf properly

I've struggled with a new computer and miktex for sometime. I asked this question before and thought I had it resolved (saw a green hyper link box in the pdf and assumed all was good) but did not. ...
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What's the relation between NbibTeX and biblatex/biber?

Both projects want to replace BibTeX in a way but with different goals. Searching for both search terms at the same time is a rather frustrating experience. Is there any mutual recognition at all? Can ...
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\citeyear{} omits trailing character for citations from same date

Bug in biblatex Well, I have this document: \documentclass[11pt]{scrreprt} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Is there a WYSIWYG editor for biblatex styles?

Does anyone know if a WYSIWYG editor for biblatex exists, where I simply can enter some kind of template (e.g. regular expression or whatever) and the needed commands to produce this style would be ...
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Bibliography not in ToC when using biblatex/biber

I just managed to switch from using BibTeX to biblatex with the biber backend. My references now appear how I want. However I have two new issues. 1) How do I change "Bibliography" to references? The ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't cite bibliography uniformly

Since the coding of my problem is too long, I have put it after this message. I have explained the problem more in the tex file. In short: Some references print initials and in some cases several ...
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Sorting list with etoolbox [closed]

I would like make a listing of shortseries fields in my .bib file. I see etoolbox can help make to made a list of themes and to loop on them. My idea is : for each entry, add the shortseries and ...
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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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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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biber tries to treat CJK in .bib as ASCII, despite the file being saved in Unicode -> error in biblatex-chicago references

I'm trying to use a .bib that contains CJK characters for my document which uses biblatex-chicago and biber. However, biber writes out the bibliography in ascii when I run biber <filename>.bcf ...
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How to get capital letters in the titles of a biblatex bibliography [closed]

I am using biblatex together with biber and the biblatex-fiwi package. Each word in the title data entry of the items in my bibliography should have an initial capital letter. Is there any easy way ...
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Short titles, Journal abbreviations, etc. in biblatex

I've been making the switch toward using biblatex-chicago to replace an old .bst (now out-dated), but I'm still confused as to how biblatex handles short-forms and abbreviations. For example, when I ...
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Biblatex with biber backend results in undefined control sequences but not with bibtex backend [closed]

I use Texmaker (verion 3.4.1) and MikTeX 2.9 (which has been installed one week ago). Texmaker is configured to use biber: I replaced "bibtex %.aux" by "biber %". If I run LaTeX, then the file ...
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Word-by-word sorting of authors in bibliography using biblatex/biber

I am using Biber/biblatex for the bibliography of my forthcoming book. I just received the last round of corrections from the copyeditor, and discovered that the sort order used in my bibliography is ...
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Colon instead of “p.” in Biblatex authoryear-comp

I'm using the authoryear-comp style with biblatex. But when using citing commands, instead of p/pp. I would rather have a colon. I have tried these: \DeclareFieldFormat{postnote}{: #1} ...
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Bibtex plain style for biblatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to emulate the traditional BibTeX styles (plain, abbrv, unsrt, alpha) as closely as possible with biblatex? In bibtex I use: \bibliographystyle{plain} I switched ...
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Use custom tags to split bibliography

With biblatex you can split a bibliography based on keywords using \printbibliography[keywords=mykeyword] as documented in Sectioning bibliography by type of refered item. This seems to be ...
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Biblatex or Biber bug? [closed]

Yesterday I updated my MikTex 2.9 distribution (Win XP SP3 32 bit) to biblatex 2.1 along with biber 1.1 and some more. (Following packages were updated: biblatex.tar.lzma... ...
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Remove page number from the first page of bibliography

I'm writing a thesis and I want to remove the page number of the first page of bibliography. I tried \thispagestyle{empty} \pagestyle{plain} but it seems not work. I am using ...
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Cannot use biblatex

I have 32-bit miktex, on Windows 7. I was using bibtex. Now I want to switch to biblatex. Using Miktex Package Manager(MPM), I installed biblatex. MiKTeX Version: 2.9 32-bit. I used the following ...
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Author's name article dropped with \citename

I am having a problem with \citename dropping a name article, e.g. printing "Foerster" instead of "Von Foerster" in the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} ...
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biblatex: Remove parentheses around year for articles [closed]

Two questions remain while I try to finish my dissertation. I hope all you experts can help me quickly: I use the following setup for biblatex: ...
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Biblatex 2.1 bug [closed]

After updating my texlive 2012 installation using tlmgr update --all --self the biblatex was updated to version 2.1 and biber to version 1.1. Now I cannot compile my document. I get the following ...
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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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Citation style in biblatex: (1) get rid of first names; (2) remove comma before year

I'm trying to use biblatex and biber so as to have access to @online, etc. But I'm quite overwhelmed. In-text citations used to just show the last names. Now they are including first names or ...
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How to cite a standard (ISO, etc.) in BibLaTeX?

I want to cite an ISO standard using BibLaTeX. All guidelines I found for BibTeX suggested using misc and replacing the author and editor fields by a number field which was then the full string ...
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Customize the appearance of citations in biblatex

One of the benefits with natbib is that it allows you to customize with simple commands in the preamble how you want your citations to appear, with respect to what symbols to use between multiple ...
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BibLaTex custom style - header

I am a LaTeX noob and am stuck on how to modify a biblatex style. I tried playing around with an existing style but I have a hard time following in which files all the sub-macros are hidden. My bib ...
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biblatex-apa and Unicode characters

When I use one of the default styles in biblatex, Unicode characters are correctly printed in the bibliography. When I use the biblatex-apa package, on the other hand, (adding the option style = apa ...
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Biblatex no printing page number

I am using biblatex package to produce my references, with the ieee style. This is what I have in the preamble: \usepackage[style=ieee, backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{biblio.bib} The ...
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Removing full stop after first name initial in biblatex, for all authors

I am using biblatex to format my references and I want to format them according to <LastName> <FirstNameInitial>, <LastName> <FirstNameInitial> and so on. In order to remove ...
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The printing of biblatex' [prenote] in citation commands

As per the biblatex documentation page 92: All citation commands generally take one mandatory and two optional arguments. The [prenote] is text to be printed at the beginning of the citation. ...
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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 new field to biblatex entries

Many of the books I use are parts of series. biblatex gives you more fields to add bibliographic information to than BibTeX does, but it has no fields appropriate for the editor of a series. If I use ...