{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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I am trying to substitute a field (Title) by another custom field (Titlept - title in portuguese) if it exists. Any suggestions?

I've tried to edit a bibmacro copied from standard.bbx. But it does not work. Another solution would be to copy the contents of Titlept into Title, but the Biblatex documentation seem clumsy to me in ...
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Separation by semicolon instead of comma in biblatex' \cites

I am using biblatex+biber for the bibliography of my thesis. I use the numeric-comp citation style. Overall this works perfectly. I generally use \cite to cite references; but occassionally also ...
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“Missing character” or “does not map to ascii” message with biblatex and biber

I started drafting a question here but then, through some further work, found a solution. I though it might be worth putting in what I found here for others. The problem relates to using biber as a ...
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biblatex: different output for one, two, or three authors

I'm using/customizing the verbose style in biblatex. This is the desired output, depending on the number of authors (just focussing on the authors): Apple, Anthony. Title. [⇦ 1 author] Banana, ...
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Where can I put biblatex style modifications?

Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles says: Finally, assuming that I'll want to use my style adjustments in a multitude of documents: Where do I put the relevant macro stuff? The ...
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Disable ISSN but keep ISBN with biblatex

I'm writing a document where I want ISBNs to be shown for books so I have turned on the isbn option. This causes the ISSN for journals to be shown when I reference an article. Is there a way to enable ...
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biblatex: no pages for article

I have to cite articles without page numbers, book sections however are supposed to have them. I'm using the following code to avoid the "pp." before the pages: ...
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How to turn off firstinits for a single entry with biblatex?

I have taken the data from the Steel Statistical Yearbooks (from each of them from 1978--2011) and made various plots from it. Naturally I want to cite it. Reading the biblatex documentation, I've ...
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Sorting of author names like “von Beethoven” with biblatex

I wonder how I can get a proper sorting of names in the bibliography. In the following example, "von Beethoven" is at the position "v", but it should be sorted as "Beethoven" under "B". ...
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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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biblatex, authoryear-icomp: brackets around the year in footnotes

I use biblatex with the cite-style authoryear for footnotes, which results in Chang et al. 2005, p. 1116. Faculty guidelines require Chang et al. (2005), p. 1116. though. Which files need ...
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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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Download citation count to include in bibliography

I am using LaTeX and biblatex for my CV. I would like a little bit of magic to automatically fetch citation counts of my publications from Scopus and stick it into the references in my publication ...
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Biblatex: Per-entry changes to citation field

This should be a relatively quick question. I'm using Biblatex's authoryear(-icomp, not that that really matters here) citation style, but there are a small number of works where the author-year ...
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First initials only in elsarticle (biblatex incompatible)

I have bib files with a mixture of full first names and first initials only (and the same for middle names). I have to submit a paper in elsarticle now and would like to make this consistently first ...
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using biblatex with res.cls

I am having a problem getting biblatex to work with res.cls I have successfully used biblatex using the article class to create a nice bibliography the way I want it to look. However, when I try and ...
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Bibliography tooltips with XeLaTeX and automated workflow [closed]

I would like to make bibliographic entries appear in a popup tooltips (in a supporting PDF viewer) when you hover over the citation key. An approach to realise this was discussed here: Showing the ...
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page number location in biblatex

I am using \printbibliography command to create bibliography in biblatex. The problem is the page number is located at the center bottom while i want it to be at the right bottom. I don't have the ...
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Displaying selected bibliographic items in the body of the text

I have to prepare a beamer presentation on the topic of citations and bibliographies. So I should be able to display selected bibliographic items in the slides as examples in most of the slides. I ...
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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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Problem with memoir and biblatex together

For no reason I can understand, I can't compile the following using TexLive 2011: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage{biblatex} \bibliography{mnwe-thesis} \begin{document} Following ...
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Footnote and square brackets in biblatex

I'm a TeX beginner and I've been trying to sift through the biblatex manual in order to get the citation style I want, but with very little luck. What I have now is this: \usepackage[ ...
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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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“Cannot find file” error when running biber

I'm commuting to using the new biber/biblatex system of referencing. Previously I have been using bibtex as a backend and have tried converting to biber. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 under windows xp sp3. I ...
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biblatex authoryear-comp and name aliases

Using the authoryear-comp style I often cite different authors having the same last name. The biblatex package options backend=biber,style=authoryear-comp,firstinits=true,uniquename=init eliminate ...
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using biblatex -formatting References section

I am studying biblatex and I'm using just a basic file... \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} %\usepackage[style=authortitle]{biblatex} %\usepackage[style=authoryear]{biblatex} ...
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Incompatibility of biblatex and tex4ht when using defernumbers

There seems to be a known incompatibility between biblatex and tex4ht when using defernumbers=true. I have one large .bib file. In the document I want to group the references into different ...
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How to personalize \citeauthor command

I'm writing thesis using tuned report class, biblatex and biber for bibliography. bib file entries are generated by ScienceDirect export citation feature and style is czech-iso. For referring to some ...
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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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Modifying referencing and bibliography style on converted LaTeX file

Zotero stuffed up my referencing, so I'm thinking to convert the .odt to .tex using the export feature of LibreOffice Writer. When I export from LibreOffice Writer, I don't get a bibliography, and ...
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Bibliographic entry for websites does not show up in the compiled document

This is what I have at the top: \usepackage{csquotes,hyperref,url} \usepackage[style=mla,guessmedium=false]{biblatex} This is the bibligraphic entry: @Misc{owlparagraph, author = {Dana Lynn ...
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Problem: Different authors result in same citation symbol

Behavior: Using biblatex's alphabetic style, I'm citing "Mr. Stark" and "Stack Exchange Inc.", both of 2010. In both cases I get [Sta10] as a reference symbol. Problem: The reader cannot know whom ...
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Biblatex with classicthesis. \bibhang already defined

I've an issue with the bibliography in classicthesis. My main.tex: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[babel]{csquotes} \usepackage[style=numeric]{biblatex} ...
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Having several keys refer to the same bibliography entry

Is it possible to have several keys referring to the same bibliography entry (using biblatex+Biber)? For example, I'd like \cite{Tolkien:1954:LordOfTheRings} and \cite{lotr} to have exactly the same ...
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Compatibility of bibtex and biblatex bibliography files?

In the answer to bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib the advantages and disadvantages of Biber vs. BibTeX (and of natbib vs. biblatex) were explained. However, one point was omitted: The question ...
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Is it possible to load biblatex with a class that has already loaded natbib?

A while ago I asked a meta question on how big a question can be. I was wondering in particular about breaking open REVTeX and reorganising the goo within to replace the natbib bits with bits that ...
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LaTeX Error: File `biblatex-apa.sty' not found

This is my first document with LaTeX and I have this problem: Every time I try to compile I get this error: ! LaTeX Error: File `biblatex-apa.sty' not found. ! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output ...
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biblatex style matching stock ACM style

Has anyone done a biblatex bibliography style that matches the stock acm.bst as far as formatting? I want biblatex's more sophisticated handling of things like URLs, but the journal I'm submitting to ...
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How to sometimes suppress the printing of the URL field

Alan's answer to a previous question gave me the idea to try something similar with a different field, but it's not working out quite like I expected. Based upon this APA guidance (specifically, ...
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biblatex - author name being suppressed

I apologize if this has been asked, but honestly, I do not even know what the correct terminology is. I am currently getting this behavior (for example): [1] F. Lastname1 and F. Lastname2, ...
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APA Style: Journal Vol(Num) sometimes, but only Vol other times

In another question, I noticed the difference between APA Style Guide 6th ed and biblatex-apa output. Specifically, APA 6th ed (which foregoes the Number of the journal and lists instead only ...
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APA Style: publisher as author

On page 203 of the APA style guide (6th ed), it reads: When the author and publisher are the same, use the word Author as the name of the publisher. An example of this is shown in the Basics ...
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biblatex-apa output reference list differs from that of Publication Manual of the APA, Sixth Edition

So before I invested too much more time with biblatex-apa, I wanted to have a look at how biblatex-apa presents my reference list, and then compare that with the examples from the authoritative ...
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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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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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Ignore citations in captions in list of figures when numbering

When using the \cite command in figure captions and the ieeetr bibliography style, then BibTeX numbers the citations as appearing earlier than they do in reality (i.e. the first citation in the ...
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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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Defining [keine Autorenangabe] so that it will be typeset in an author choosen place in the bibliography (biblatex)

badroit (supported by PLK) pointed out a way to create a makro to obtain an [ohne Autorenangabe] (english "no credits") output by using this (see Biblatex: Defining author = {} so that it leads to ...
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N first words command for citation style

I need a way to get to display three first words of the title in citations and if some words did not get displayed add dots. I am using Biblatex. \nfirstwords[3]{I Like Apples and Oranges}{\dots} ...
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Biblatex: Defining author = {} so that it leads to [Keine Autorenangabe] (engl. “no credits”) in the output

I am using biblatex for a paper in linguistics. A friend of mine used the entry "[ohne Autorenangabe]" (engl. something like "no credits") where the sources lacked of an author what holds for example ...