{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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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 \usepackage[...
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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[ natbib=...
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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} %\usepackage[style=...
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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 categories....
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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 I'...
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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, "Title,...
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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 source:...
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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 ...
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Indentation of sub-entries in bibliography [closed]

I am using biblatex for generating a bibliography, and I am using xelatex. It is working perfectly, but in some entries my sub-entries, which should be 1em indented, appear 1pt or 2pt extra indent. ...
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biblatex: is there a command analogous to \ifciteseen but within one page?

Biblatex is loaded as \usepackage[style=numeric-comp,hyperref=true]{biblatex} \ExecuteBibliographyOptions{citetracker=true,sorting=none,firstinits=true} I am looking for an if-command, which would ...
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translation entry in biblatex

I have the following reference: V.L. Ginzburg and L.D. Landau, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 20 (1950) 1064 which was translated in: L. D. Landau, Collected papers (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1965) 546 ...
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biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files

biblatex supports multiple bibliographies by looking up the 1) entry type, 2) keyword, or 3) category. This is all fine, but in the use case of primary sources and secondary sources: 1) the 'type' ...
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biblatex shorthand and Biblatex authortitle

I have a problem with Biblatex Authortitle. I am trying to define the shorthand field connected with the style. the program I use (Citavi) creates the shorthands such as Gozzoli The Writing of History....
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How do I make biblatex-chicago flow from one page to the next more often?

I've noticed four things when writing my current essay: LaTeX will automatically cause your title to be moved to the next page to avoid having the title and paragraph on separate pages This on ...
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How do I omit the title from the shortened citations in BibLaTeX-Chicago?

I am writing a history essay using biblatex-chicago. My TA said that since I am only referencing one work by each author I should omit the title of the work from the shortened citations (each citation ...
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biblatex: multiple styles

I have two separate .bib files I would like to have formatted in different ways when included in my .tex document. I was previously using bibtex+multibib which allowed me to define two separate style ...
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Biblatex: How to insert dots into abbreviated journal names in bibliography

For example: "Philos Trans R Soc" should become "Philos. Trans. R. Soc."
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Use \addbibresource via a script

Is there some way to use \addbibresource with biblatex to fetch a remote bibliography (in my case from CiteULike), but piping it through a script first? The output from CiteULike isn't perfect for ...
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biblatex formatting

I'm preparing my CV in latex using a slightly modified template with respect to the one found here. I like it very much, in particular the fact that the bibliography can be splitted into several types ...
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Overrule numeric-comp sorting for one \cite command

I am using biblatex with the numeric-comp citation style, which sorts&compresses citations. E.g. \cite{C,A,E,B} ... \cite{D} becomes "[1-3,5] ... [4]" (with 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D and 5=E). In ...
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Decide placement and content of header for the references when using apa.cls

I'm using apa.cls in conjunction with biblatex. When printing the reference list, "REFERENCES" gets printed in the header, flushed to the left. However, I would like the text to be centered and to say ...
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How to make biblatex persistent choice in kile for Bibliography settings?

In kile, there is a setting: LaTeX -> Bibliography -> Settngs -> Settings for biblatex I would like to know the following regarding this setting: (a) what does it do? (because there doesn'...