{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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How do I cite laws or regulations in biblatex?

I am using JabRef to manage my bibliography. I have some laws that I need to cite, but I am unsure how to do this. In this particular case, I am citing a regulation, which is referenced by the law. ...
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Why is biber so slow?

I have a simple document, about 20 pages long with some mathematics and a couple of tikz diagrams. I use biblatex and biber (0.9.9 MacTeX 2011) to compile my references, of which there are currently ...
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How do I customize the biblatex entries in Texmaker's bibliography menu?

I use Texmaker on Linux and am very happy with it. I would like to customize the Biblatex entries in the Bibliography menu, though. They don't include a lot of fields that I need, which somewhat ...
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biblatex suppression of label after year [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suppressing em-dashs for recurrent authors and letter suffixes for years when using biblatex-chicago I'm compiling my CV in latex using a slightly modified version of ...
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Change tracking while using bilatex-apa results in an error

I am trying to track changes with the changes package while using biblatex-apa. Now I ran into an error which leaves me clueless... Here is my example code: \documentclass{article} ...
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biblatex: Is it possible to patch macros created with \newbibmacro?

This question led to a new feature in a package: xpatch The etoolbox package provides various tools that "are useful to hook into or modify existing code" (etoolbox manual, section 3.4). The ...
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Can you invoke stylizing commands in a .bib-file when using the BiBLaTeX apa package?

This question has been heavily rewritten. That's why some of the comments and answers might be a little bit odd (they were responses to earlier versions of the question). I'm using the BiBLaTeX apa ...
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Error using tufte-book class and biblatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use biblatex with Tufte classes? Although there is a patch for using biblatex in the Tufte classes, it doesn't seem to work for me. First thing is, the hyphenat ...
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biblatex-chicago + a 'seenote' cross-reference

I'm trying to modify biblatex-chicago to meet the idiosyncratic style of a specific journal. One thing they insist on is that subsequent citations of a work should appear in a shortened form along ...
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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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Change ordering of initials in biblatex style

I'm not very experienced with biblatex, but I hope that the answer to this question will be relatively simple. I'm using the authoryear style, and my references in the reference list appear like the ...
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biblatex: shorthands in Reference section

I'm quite new with biblatex. Is there a possibility to have the shorttitle within the Reference list? I'd like to have something as the normal entries, each looking +/- like Jorio Marco, "Wider ...
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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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Why does biblatex-chicago print accessed twice in bibliography?

I am using biblatex-chicago to manage my bibliography but whenever I try to set a bibliography entry with the urldate field, it prints the word 'accessed' twice. I have created a minimal example to ...
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Multiple references

I have several references like \cite{a,b,c,d,e} which produces an output like [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]. Is there a way to automatically generate the above as [1]-[5]?
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biblatex: the last-name first-name separator authortitle

In the answer to the post Modify the last-name first-name separator in biblatex's authortitle it was shown how to customize formattting author's name. I need a somewhat different formatting, namely ...
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Indexing Macros without a leading backslash in a dtx file

I'm documenting a file containing several biblatex bibmacros and booleans and would like to create an index via \EnableCrossrefs, but % \begin{macro}{mybibmacro} % \begin{macrocode} ...
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Biblatex, JEA style

I provide here a MWE: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,showtrims]{memoir} % for a 4long document \usepackage{fontspec} % Font selection for XeLaTeX; see fontspec.pdf for documentation ...
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sorting options concerning dash when repeated authors?

Suppose I am referring to some different references from the same author (both book and incollection) with \footcite[]{Author:Year}. One authors begins with "E" and the other with "K". In the ...
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Editor as sortname only when there is no author?

I edited the authoryear.bbx for biblatex the following way: \DeclareNameAlias{author}{sortname} %\DeclareNameAlias{editor}{sortname} this I commented out %\DeclareNameAlias{translator}{sortname} ...
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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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translated from <language> by <translator> in biblatex

I could not find a biblatex style showing the language of a reference from which it is translated when the translator field is used even though the fields language and orilanguage are correctly ...
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How can I set the urlseen label of biblatex?

I'd like to set the default visited on <date> to accessed on <date> (as per my teacher's specifications). I believe I need to change the urlseen label to accomplish this. Is changing the ...
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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 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 breakline Doi

I'm using the XeTeX with BibLaTeX and biber. That's the line: \usepackage[backend=biber, citestyle=authoryear-ibid, bibstyle=authortitle-ibid]{biblatex} It's working fine but I'e just get one ...
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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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BibTeX style that groups by author

I'm looking for a BibTeX style that formats the reference list at the end in the way shown below. The key points are: The references are sorted by the (list of) authors, and then each author has a ...
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xelatex and apa

I am using biblatex to format my references. Document is book and is written in greek. References are mainly english but I have some in greek as well. While the authoryear style works very well, the ...
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Biblatex authoryear in brackets and with parenthesis around the year

I use square brackets around my citations (/parencite) from the answer to Biblatex, author-year, square brackets. So now I have [Doe 1995] in text. But I would like to have [Doe (1995)] ...
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Handling overflows in biblatex bibliographies

I'm finally making the transition to biblatex. This is a remarkable package, and has allowed me to cut out quite a bit of old code I used to use to handle eprints, DOIs, crossref mapping problems, ...
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above n references broken

EDIT: Added the complete cite macro from my aglc2.cbx file. EDIT: Added the cite:save macro as suggested by domwass EDIT: Added these links to files to reproduce the problem UPDATE: I think I have ...
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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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biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author's name

Context I am working with Emacs 23, Auctex, Texlive 2011, biblatex-mla. My operative system is Linux Mint Lisa. I am writing my dissertation. I use a dissertation.cls and a master document. This is ...
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Space characters in text citations after page

I am using biblatex for my citations. To cite I use \citep[123]{author}. This gets (Lastname, 2010, p.____5) Reading the biblatex documentation I am overwhelmed. I found how to compress ranges how ...
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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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What should BibTeX for arXiv entries look like? [duplicate]

The tool I'm using to manage references (Papers for OS X) doesn't seem to be capable of properly exporting arXiv entries for use with BibLaTeX. What is the correct BibLaTeX format for an arXiv entry? ...
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biblatex-apa and hyperref: right parenthesis not part of link for \textcite

I use biblatex-apa citation style. I also use hyperref with colour links, rather than ugly coloured boxes. When I use \textcite the author name and year are both part of the link, but the right ...
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Enclosing place: publication in parentheses

Using biblatex and author-date styles, how do I go about customising my bibliography so that place/address: publisher becomes (address: publisher) e.g. (London: Routledge) rather than London: ...
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Short harvard citation?

I need to cite the following way: The first 3 Letters of the author + the year. Example: Kemper 2009 --> [Kem09] But I don't have any clue how to do that!
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biblatex IEEE bibliography style: Alphabetical labels rather than numerical labels

I am having a problem with biblatex, where the citations look like [XYZ05] but the entries in the bibliography are simply numeric like [1]. Here are my package options: ...
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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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How do I turn titles into hyperlinks in verbose mode using BibLaTeX and hyperref?

I'm using hyperref and BibLaTeX's verbose style, and would like for bibliography entries and initial (but not subsequent) citations, instead of printing out a URL, to use the URL to make the titles of ...
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biblatex & Mendeley - remove obsolete data from bibliography [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Biblatex: Get rid of ISSN, URLs and DOIs in references I recently started using Mendeley and got very excited about the fact that it searches for all the data about the ...
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Create short bibliography with bibtexkeys from aux files (biblatex)?

I have a draft version of a large latex document with a long bibliography (>30 pages long). It has been created with biblatex and has about 330 entries. I'm editing a printout of the draft version ...
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How to create bibliography for german thesis, preferably according to the german standard DIN~1505 with biblatex?

For my Ph. D. thesis I want to create a bibliography according to the suggestions given in the german standard DIN 1505. There exists a quite old style dinat.bst (see TeXFAQ) which I had used in a ...
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How to make biblatex behave like apacite?

The title is probably too broad. The problem I face is that I am working on a beamer presentation, and because beamer conflicts with apacite, it has been suggested that biblatex be used instead. I ...
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Citing patents using biblatex

I'm trying to use biblatex to cite patents. I don't need a formal bibliography; I just want inline citations. Given: @Patent{edison793, author = {Edison, Thomas}, number = {266793}, } ...
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Using biblatex to modify specific citation commands depending on reference type

I need to modify specific citation commands to use certain fields, and not others, depending on the type of reference being cited. Is there a way to do this using BibLaTeX (with a bibtex backend)? ...
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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 ...