{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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Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles

Suppose I've just made the switch to biblatex. I have chosen one of the built-in styles (numeric, alphabetic, authoryear, authortitle, verbose) or of the custom styles available at CTAN, and I've ...
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What does \global\boolfalse{cbx@loccit} mean?

Pardon the newbie question. I see this in the first part of a \DeclareCiteCommand and I'm not sure what it means. Google has not returned any joy. Here's an example \newbibmacro*{cite}{% ...
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Check if an entry is cited multiple times

I am trying to find out whether it is currently possible to have a test in Biblatex that tests at the very first time an entry is cited whether the same entry will be cited more than once in the ...
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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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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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biblatex: How to remove the parentheses around the year in authoryear style?

The standard authoryear style in biblatex puts parentheses around the year in the bibliography and no parentheses around in text citation years: Smith 2011 shows ... (citation) Smith, Joe ...
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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, [AuthorYY] citations instead of numerical citations like [5]

I'm using biblatex and I would like citations to have the form [AuthorYY] instead of [number]. How can I do that?
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Biblatex: submitting to a journal

Suppose that I moved from BibTeX to biblatex. With BibTeX I just copied the content of .bbl file into final version of my paper before submitting it to a journal. What should I do at same stage having ...
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How to split the bibligraphy into two with different bibnames?

I'm using texclipse with MiKTeX 2.8. For my thesis I need to split my list of references into two parts: literature and online sources. I've so far: \usepackage{url} \usepackage{harvard} ...
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Crossrefs not showing up in bibliography with biblatex

I'm using BibDesk for mac (just a front-end for creating and maintaining a BibTex file) and BibLaTeX-mla. The problem I'm having is that as long as I'm setting BibLaTeX to style=mla, then the citation ...
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Is biblatex compatible with RevTeX?

biblatex seems to be not compatible with RevTeX. As RevTeX automatically loads natbib, I load biblatex with the option natbib=true, but still LaTeX compiler complains that lot of commands are already ...
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biblatex, addcategory

I have asked the following in several boards, but without any success. Please consider biblatex commands to define Categories and assign a Category to a .bib entry: \DeclareBibliographyCategory{AAA} ...
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Adding an [AuthorYear] block at the beginning of bibliography entries

I want to add a block at the beginning of my bib entries of the form [Lastnameauthor(s) Year] When the shortauthor field is defined it should use this field +Year instead. The following example ...
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Citing - how to get pp. 78.

I often want to cite with pp.78, denoting page 78 and following. Is there a way to do that directly in a way of \autocite[78]{title}?
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biblatex-chicago, alphabetical bibliography

I'm using biblatex-chicago, and the bibliography is being sorted by order of citation instead of alphabetically. How can I fix this?
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Adding page number to footnote citation

Is there a way to specify the page number to follow a footnote citation, so that I get something like, e.g.: John Doe, LaTeX Manual (New York: Smith Publishing, 2003), 33. I would like to be able to ...
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biblatex: How to manage “p.” and “pp.” marks in footnotes and in the bibliography

I'm making the first steps in Xelatex. Now I'm trying to make my bachelor in this program. I have TexLive 2010 (with updates 22.02.2011) installed on Kubuntu 10.04 . My text includes five languages ...
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Biblatex : custom articles and books

I recently started to use Biblatex and customize it a bit with some of your answers (A lot actually !!) but I'm still struggling with some of the features I like as I, sadly, don't understand much to ...
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How to format the extrayear field in biblatex

In author-year citation/bibliography styles, multiple publications by the same author in the same year are formatted with a lowercase letter after the year: Smith 2011a ... Smith 2011b etc. In ...
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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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Fixing punctuation after a field in biblatex

Customising a biblatex style, I want to ensure that after the title of books only a space is used. If you take a look at one of the standard drivers: \DeclareBibliographyDriver{book}{% ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't seem to work with MacTex 2010

I've read good things about biblatex so I want to use it for my paper. I use MacTex 2010 on OS X 10.6.6 with Textmate. So far I've been happy with MacTex but I just can' get biblatex to run. I did a ...
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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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How to use one footnote for many replicated citation using biblatex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repeat the same reference in footnote on different pages I use biblatex package to render references as footnotes to facilitate accession to them. I noticed that when ...
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How to make memoir not put bibliography on next recto page

I am using two columns in a memoir document and when I place a bibliography using bibtex for some reason it ends up on the next recto page. I am writing a book with multiple chapters and I want each ...
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First author in bibliography in lastname, firstname but subsequent authors as firstname lastname

The Australian Legal Citation Guide v3 states that for a bibliography, the entry for a book should have the first author appear as lastname, firstname and then all subsequent authors appear as ...
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Biblatex and mla-paper making weird headings

I'm trying to use mla-paper and biblatex with MLA style in the same document so I can have a managed bibliography but with the whole document in MLA. I seem to have it working almost properly, but it ...
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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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With biblatex, is it possible to replace one author of an author list by a bibnamedash or idem string?

With biblatex, the author can be replaced by a dash (or “idem”) in the bibliography. Is it possible to have this replacement also if there are multiple authors, and the first of these multiple authors ...
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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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IEEE and AIP bibliography styles in biblatex

How do I use IEEE and AIP bibliography styles in biblatex? Is there a resource somewhere that has bbx and cbx style files? For AIP, I have seen REVTeX, but it only uses the basic BibTeX bst, not the ...
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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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Suppress “In:” biblatex

How do I suppress the "In: " before the journaltitle? Like so: In: Journal of Applied Physics
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Complete references in between the document

When we do \bibliographystyle{style} \bibliography{References.bib} We get all the references at the end of the document, with some kind of reference/id in the document. What I need is the ...
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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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Can I use natbib in beamer, but omit the bibliography? [duplicate]

Can I call references from my .bib file, but not put a huge bibliography at the end of my presentation? Or at least hide it in a bunch of slides that don't display? I tend to think in terms of my ...
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biblatex: printing separate bibliographies

I'm using biblatex and I have it set up like this: In my bib file I have 3 sorts of entrys, online, booklet, and book. And in my thesis I want them printed separate like this: ...
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biblatex: Putting thin spaces between initials

This question led to a new feature in a package: biblatex Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style, rule 2.1.5 states "Add little or no space within strings of initials." If ...
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Two bibliographies with two different styles in the same document

When using biblatex, suppose I have set up two separate bibliographies, how can I assign them different styles, e.g. one numbered and the other author-year format or some such thing. ...
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Are there widely used alternatives to BibTeX that define their own file format?

For the institute I work at, we plan to automatically generate bibliography entries for widely used reference managment systems. In another question, someone said that I shouldn't bother with BibTeX ...
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Multibib reverse label or sort order

I'm using multibib. I manually set the order of the bibliography. I would like the order of the numbered items to be reversed. For example, my document has: \nociteX{Foo} \nociteX{Bar} And the ...
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Biblatex customization: author name format defined by hyphenation (localization)

I try to use biblatex (to be customized) with Hungarian babel language definition files. The babel language for Hungarian is called magyar (means: Hungarian). I am writing a text in which I cite ...
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Biblatex - using two languages in one reference entry

I'm trying to learn biblatex and have small problem. according of czech style for academic writings, some fields in bibliographic record, like volume, edition or issue, should be in language of source ...
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Bibliography style like ieeetr

Are there any bibliography styles that supports both ordering as in ieeetr and author-year (ie. John et al.)?
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Modify the last-name first-name separator in biblatex's authortitle

Using the example below, how could I modify the separator between last name and the initial? Currently this is a comma e.g. Fox, P. and it should be just a space: Fox P. And a similar problem: How ...
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Fixing errors in citations using biblatex

I'm trying out biblatex which so far seems wonderful when it works. The process creates a plethora of files, and when I make a mistake (eg referring to a bibliographical entry incorrectly), I get to a ...
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Use BibTeX key as the cite key

I tried to use natbib and other attempts but for vain. I would like to produce a cite key which is identical to the BibTeX entry. For example, if I have a BibTeX entry Bt98, then I want \cite{Bt98} to ...
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What is the difference between bibtex and biblatex?

I've been reading about biblatex more and more on here. What is the difference between it and bibtex? Why should I switch to biblatex? Seeing the documentation doesn't seem too mature (or accessible ...
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biblatex & references: unpublished style with eprint

The biblatex unpublished style does not offer the eprint & eprinttype fields. Would you know how to add them (if possible).