{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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Question mark or bold citation key instead of citation number

I've browsed the forums and found a number of posts that have addressed this issue, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I have the following script that I just copied from the bibtex home ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I did}...
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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 to do to switch to biblatex?

Because of the great answers posted around in the site, I'm finally considering to do the switch and move to biblatex. So, the question is what do I have to do? To give the question some focus, ...
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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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biblatex in a nutshell (for beginners)

Is there a 'biblatex in a nutshell' guide out there? I'd like if someone explained to me the essentials on how to use biblatex (what lines I have to write in my document, which files I have to have, ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ cache-...
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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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How to split bibliography into “works cited” and “works not cited”?

I need two bib-like sections: a "References" giving works explicitly cited in my text, and a "Bibliography" (or "Further reading" if you prefer) giving everything from my bibfile that didn't already ...
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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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Workflow for managing references?

What is your workflow for managing references? How does this workflow scale? Do you use programs like zotero, mendeley, jabref? What are their pros and cons? Does it allow easy integration of ...
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Set limit to one author when using “et al.” in biblatex

In the header of my document I set the maximal author names to 2: \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp, maxbibnames=9, maxcitenames=2, backend=biber]{biblatex} Now, when I cite texts with two authors,...
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hyperlink name with biblatex authoryear (biblatex 1.4b)

I'm new here so I'm not sure if this is the right way to express my question: I'm using the excellent biblatex package with the author-year style and want the links in my citations to include the ...
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How to use biber

Simply put I want to know what steps I need to take to start biber with biblatex. I haven't been able to find any proper tutorials or guides showing how you go about using it instead of BibTeX. What ...
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biblatex: displaying all authors of multi-author works in the bibliography

I'm using the biblatex package to add citations and a bibliography to my LaTeX document. I've noticed that only the first author plus "et al." is displayed for works with more than three authors. That'...
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Biblatex 3.3 name formatting

I would like to create a custom format for citing authors' names in the text, let's call it "newformat". One option I can think of is creating a new bibmacro for names where the parameters are changed ...
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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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Make specific author bold using biblatex

I am writing my CV in LaTeX. I am using biblatex and want my name (and only my name) to be bold for every reference. Is there a magic way to do this? A similar question Make one author's name ...
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Citing a range of papers (using numeric keys)?

Is there a way so that, when I cite a range of papers, the output is a range of numbers, instead of a list of numbers? In other words, when I type ... some dummy text here is due to me \cite{me1, me2,...
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Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key

I thought it would be useful to have bibliographic entries displayed as a tooltip so readers are not interrupted by following hyperlinks or trying to find the Bibliography, so I created the following ...
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Biblatex cite with footnote only once, with use of brackets

I've started putting into practice the answer to this question. Yet I would like to change this so that there are brackets around the citations: in the superscript in text, in the superscript in ...
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Get full name twice in Bibliography

I use biblatex with style=authoryear and when there are two references of the same author in the bibliography there is just a dash. How can I get the full name in the second entry too?
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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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Is there any advantage to using \addbibresource over \bibliography?

I've always used \bibliography to tell BibTeX where my bibliography is, and when I moved to biblatex, I didn't change. I see a lot of biblatex answers use \addbibresource instead. What is the ...
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Biblatex citation order

I'm facing a problem with biblatex citation order. Using this configuration: \documentclass {article} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \hyphenation{es-ta-bi-li-da-de} \...
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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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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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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

Update: As of summer 2015 Biber is also included in the 64-bit repositories for MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually any more, it can simply be installed via the Package Manager just ...
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Repeat the same reference in footnote on different pages

I'm using BibLaTeX to handle my bibliography and I want a reference to be placed in a footnote on every page where I cite the same work and have the same number. Also I want to be able to cite the ...
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biblatex: separating publications of a specific author in the bibliography

The question I want to ask is related to the answer of this question: biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author in the references dynamically . My aim is to separate my bibliography ...
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Biblatex enumerating sorted bibliography (using authoryear-ibid style)

How can I set biblatex to insert "1. " before first bibliography item and so on? The bibliography is sorted by author and the numbers are not meant to be used anywhere else.
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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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How can I create entirely new data types with BibLaTeX/Biber?

The title is pretty self-explanatory. I need something similar to Add new field to biblatex entries, but for completely new entry types. (IIUC, the linked just shuffles one type onto another.) I'm ...
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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. \documentclass{...
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Biblatex, author-year, square brackets

I need to customize the author-year citation in biblatex for a template at work. Right now biblatex cites like this: Ruschmeyer u. a. 1995, S. 123 They way I was told it needs to cite is: [...
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biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author in the references dynamically

I'm using biblatex, and I would like to leave out those entries from the bibliography, where a specific person is an author (it's a PhD thesis and my own publications should come in a separate ...
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biblatex: make title hyperlink to DOIs, URL or ISBN

This is a follow up question to biblatex: Make title hyperlink to doi url (if available). My reference database contains some DOI codes, but mainly normal URLs and some ISBN/ISSN codes. What I would ...
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How to emulate the traditional BibTeX styles (plain, abbrv, unsrt, alpha) as closely as possible with biblatex?

This question led to a new package: biblatex-trad I'd like to use biblatex while at the same time maintaining the bibliography format of the traditional BibTeX styles (plain, abbrv, unsrt, alpha). ...
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Bibliography tools that are compatible with biblatex and biber

I’m currently in the process of reconsidering how I do bibliography management. It seems to be most sensible to use biblatex with biber. I’d like to know what tools are available on which I can build ...
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Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX

Will someone please help me to both configure Texmaker and use it so that I can use the backend=biber option with biblatex package. I am using MiKTeX 2.8 and Texmaker 3.1. Please do not simply tell me ...
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biblatex: Make title hyperlink to doi url (if available)

I'm using biblatex with the standard bibliography style. How or what should I modify so that the title is turned into a link pointing to a suitable doi url? (of course only if the doi is available)
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Troubleshooting for biber

I'm trying to switch from BibTeX to biber and ran into the problem that biber does not produce any output file. I noticed several questions about problems with biber e.g., Biblatex/biber does not ...
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biblatex: remove commas between last and first names in bibliography

I am new to biblatex, and I need to create a bibliography with the authors' names with last names followed by pure initials. Using the style=numeric, firstinits and terseinits options along with: \...
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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: 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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Per-chapter bibliographies in biblatex

I'm really new in using biblatex, compile the sample placed in Multiple bibliographies and one global bibliography - all with global labels, but what I get is 1.1 Foo Some text [B02x ]. 1.2 ...
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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 most ...
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Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex

I am using biblatex for citations and bibliography. Now I often have lists of multiple citations, for which biblatex has the \cites command. Now I can get citations to automatically sort if I don't ...
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Biblatex: changing the order of entries

I switched to biblatex only recently and I'm still struggling with understanding how to do things properly. My question is: How to change the order of entries/units/blocks in the bibliography? The ...
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Can I use biblatex with Tufte classes?

Is it possible to use biblatex with the Tufte document classes (tufte-handout and tufte-book). If so, what modifications should I make to my preamble or class wrapper in order to use biblatex? I've ...