{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 you cite an entry in an online reference work using BibLaTeX apa?

I'm trying to cite an entry from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy using the BibLaTeX apa package. The APA manual specifies that you should cite an online entry in the following way: Graham, G. (...
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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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What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?

I am interested in creating annotated bibliographies either on a problem sheet for students or in general by writing a summary of a background literature research. I am aware of special bib-style ...
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Is it possible to suppress a specific field from bibtex .bbl in biblatex?

I'm using biblatex, and am still very new at it. I can't figure out how to suppress certain fields automatically generated from my bibtex file into my .bbl file. For instance, for all of my entries, ...
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Biblatex: Combine filters

I posted the exact same question on comp.text.tex I wonder if I am missing something or not, but I think the following feature for biblatex would be great: Biblatex offers the possibility to define ...
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Initials of first name in footcite

Is it possible to display initials of first name in footcite? I use verbose-trad2 citestyle: \usepackage[citestyle=verbose-trad2,bibstyle=authortitle-icomp,sortcites=true,% block=space,firstinits=...
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Bibliography compilation error with biblatex

After starting to use biblatex library from bibtex files can not be compiled any more. Here is my tex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=authortitle-icomp,natbib=true,sortcites=true, ...
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Modify bibliography categories

I'm currently writing my masterthesis (in german) and am using biber in combination with jabref for my citations. I have some citations related to "Masterarbeiten" and "Diplomarbeiten", for which I ...
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BibLaTeX: Making verbose-authoryear fullbibliography at once

Because @Andy found that my question has an inconsequence, I rewrote my question with new style (cbx) file (thanks!). Verbose is a good style in our research field, in so far as books are cited only ...
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How to format the references heading when using multiple bibliographies

I have what I hope is a simple question. I finally figured out how to get the multiple bibliographies to work (mostly) like I want it. The one additional formatting thing I would like is to make the "...
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Replace characters in string based on preceding and following character

The following two strings are the result of the expansion of a biblatex citation command: Unicom Computer Corp. (in re), 13 F.3d 321, 30 Collier Bankr. Cas. 2d 655, 25 Bankr. Ct. Dec. 152 (9th Cir....
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How can I drive citation tracking to include \citetitle command using biblatex?

I 'm using verbose-trad1 style. I have this result using \cite{x} command. As you can see, cite tracking works fine, but if I use \citetitle{x} cite tracking does not work. (That's ok and, of course,...
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Setting up RefTeX with biblatex citation commands

How do I setup RefTeX with biblatex's citation commands? In Workflow for managing references? Seamus describes a workflow with RefTeX and mentions that it wouldn't be too tricky to add \autocite ...
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xkeyval error: 'defernums' undefined in families

Relative noob in LaTeX, and I'm trying to adapt an existing (public) template (with attribution) to my own needs, and the first step is gutting all the project specific code and setting up the ...
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LyX bibliography problems

I am using LyX 2.0.0.3. I am tyring to insert bibliography. I am using plain in the bibliography style and article as a document style. When I convert the document in the pdf, it shows heading "...
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Customized citation keys with biblatex

I have what follows: \documentclass{article} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} @ARTICLE{refconf, author = {author}, title = {title}, keywords = {conference}} @ARTICLE{refjour, author = ...
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Citations in order of appearance

I am currently writing my thesis and using the class file provided by my university. Everything is fine and compiles well except for the citations and references. The default setting is order the ...
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How to use shortjournal with biblatex and biblatex-chem?

I need to use the short form of a journal title for a piece of work. For instance, J. Am. Chem. Soc. instead of Journal of the American Chemical Society. I've looked through the documentation for both ...
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How can I print only Author-Date of the parent crossref in the bibliography entry of the child of the crossref?

I have an @article entry, which crossrefs a @periodical entry. I cite both of them. In my bibliography, I would like the article to refer to the periodical in the form of the citation, but i only get ...
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Get rid of ISSN, URLs and DOIs in references

I am having the same problem as described here (i.e., I get unwanted URLs, DOIs, etc showing up in my reference section): Biblatex: Get rid of ISSN, URLs and DOIs in references Two caveats: I am ...
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How do I cite classical works with biblatex?

What I'd like to do is to cite classical works. For example, to cite Aristotle's Metaphyisic according to the Bekker's cannonical edition. How could I do this using biblatex with author-year style?
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biblatex: “Warning: Value out of range at entry…”

I have the latest version of latexmk (4.26) installed on Mac OS X 10.7.1. I often get the following message (basically, for all references in the text) on compiling via latexmk -pvc -pdf: Package ...
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biblatex-mla: Changing cited bibliographic entries in the footnotes

I use this code to get cited refrences to be displayed in the footnotes: \usepackage[style=mla,style=verbose]{biblatex} When a reference material is first cited, it displays the full bibliographic ...
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biblatex: Different formatting for citations v. bibliography

I'm using the authoryear style, and am obliged to format the authors' names as normal text at the point of citation, but in small caps in the bibliography. Here's my first, simpleton's MWE: \...
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Avoiding inelegant splits on URLs

I am using biber and biblatex to process my bibliography. URLs are handled with breaklinks=true under hyperref. I have found an inelegant breakup of a hyperlink resulting in a reference like this ...
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Problem Footcite Biblatex

I need some help for using the \footcite command together with Biblatex. I’m using the authoryear style. According to the guidelines for my thesis, the footnote must have the following structure: ...
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Inserting period/stop at end of each reference

Using author-date style, how does one insert a period or stop at the end of every reference? I presume you have to \renewbibmacro and \setunit*{\adddot} to a specific field? \documentclass[a4paper,...
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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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Unexpected behavior in authoryear-comp (biblatex) [closed]

I'm a reasonably experienced XeLaTeX + BibTeX + natbib user trying to transition to using biblatex. I want to generate a citation label such as "(Doe et al. 2001a,b, 2002)" despite the fact that the ...
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Two questions about Classic Thesis [duplicate]

The first is that, although I like the fact that long citations are in the form J. Doe et al. in the chapters, I don't want it in the actual bibliography ; how can I do that? The second is that the ...
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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: \usepackage[firstinits=false,...
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biblatex-apa and babel losing the ampersand with option spanish

I'm trying to use the package biblatex-apa with babel. It is working except that the APA style requires that parenthetical citations and bibliography references separate the last author by "&" and ...
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Get biblatex-chicago working

I'm writing an essay and I need to have superscript citations in either Chicago or MLA style. After a bit of searching (and a false start with natbib) this question seemed to indicate that Chicago ...
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how to modify the biblatex 'useprefix' option

In supplying an answer to this question: Preserve lowercase in bibtex I discovered that the way biblatex handles name prefixes is a bit odd, since it appears to be "all or nothing". Update This ...
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biblatex: How to remove the comma before ed./eds.?

How can I remove the comma before ed. or eds. and put this abbreviation in parentheses? I'm using biblatex. For example this reference: Dozy, Reinhart, ed.: Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes. ...
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biblatex and tabular patching: error message

(/localhost/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/rerunfilecheck.sty)) (/localhost/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/generic/oberdiek/se-ascii-print.def) (./TikZ-commands.tex) (/localhost/texlive/2011/...
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Inserting citation to a http link in bibliography

I am a little confused, as to what is best way to cite a reference in the internet? I was trying to find if I could find any additional information about the reference. Here is the reference, I ...
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Biblatex[-chicago, authordate] footnote on first cite. Extra space put in parencite

Following http://www.texdev.net/2010/03/08/biblatex-numbered-citations-as-footnotes/ I made the following minimal example, that put the full citation in a margin note for the first time, when using ...
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customized \footcite command

Based on an answer on new line for doi eprint url in the bibliography with biblatex, a question arose on the possible use of the \footcite command with the provided new style. This \footcite command ...
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Set author's last name in small caps but avoid them for editors, translators, etc using biblatex

I'm using biblatex and I need author's last name in small caps, so I do this: \renewcommand\mkbibnamelast[1]{\textsc{#1}} So I get "SMITH, John" and that's what I needed. But I also get for example:...
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urls do not show up in in biblatex-mla Works Cited list

Using the texlive distribution on Arch Linux. I have: \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[style=mla]{biblatex} \bibliography{sources.bib} ... In sources.bib I have: @...
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biblatex and new line for DOI, URL and Eprint

I've been playing around with biblatex a little and, since I am tired of broken DOIs, URLS and other eprint links, I would like to use a biblatex style which implements a new line for these fields. I ...
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Multiple bibliographies (reference lists) using embedded bibliography database

I would like to have multiple bibliographies (reference lists) as described in Airminded · Multiple bibliographies in LaTeX (TeX Frequently Asked Questions -- question label "multbib"). However, I'...
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Biblatex, uniquename, \ifnamesequal{editor}{author}

As soon as one uses biblatex with biber as backend and uniquename=true enabled, the test \ifnamesequal{editor}{author} inside the bbx-file (here: authortitle-dw.bbx) won't expand to true even if the ...
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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-dw: Conditional formatting – multiple vs. single citations

Problem I'd like to change the behaviour of the firstfull option that the biblatex-dw style provides. I don't want to have a full citation of every work appearing the first time in the document but ...
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biblatex-chem warning: Macro 'institution+location+date' already defined. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

As a rule of thumb, I aim to make my latex compilations complete without errors or warnings. I've come to accept some underful badboxes as unavoidable though :( I'm trying to change over to biblatex, ...
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HTML reference in bib file

I am sure you have encountered with the following question, so in advance I would be thankful to your help. I have created a bib file, and one of the my reference is an article on the web which I ...
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Group the references in bibliography

I am preparing a report in LaTeX and I have many references which I intend to put in the Bibliography. I was wondering if it possible to group the reference based on the topic. I would expect a LaTeX ...
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Using biblatex I want to have a section, where references are given as footnotes

This question relates to one of my earlier questions: biblatex footnote references At the start of my thesis I have an acknowledgements page. This page contains some references, but it is my ...