{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 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 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 ...
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biblatex for idiots

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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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/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\ ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

The question Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX describe how to use Biber with MiKTeX. But on the 64-bit version of MiKTeX Biber isn't installed. How it is possible to install Biber on a 64-bit ...
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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 citation order

I'm having some problem with my biblatex order of citation. Using this configuration: \documentclass {article} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \hyphenation{es-ta-bi-li-da-de} ...
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biblatex-apa: undefined references

I cannot, for the life of me, get biblatex's apa style to work. Other biblatex styles work fine, apa, however, does neither print a reference list, nor produce a citation at all (single output is key ...
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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, 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: 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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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Section added by \addcontentsline on the wrong page

I am adding a section with the bibliography references by using \addcontentsline in order to add a link to the table of contents. Unfortunately the link in the table of contents links to a wrong page, ...
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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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Engines of Tex-Editors and Biber/Biblatex

Today I detected that biblatex, biber or whatever is responsible for citations and bibliography does not work correctly on my tex-files. I can think of two reasons for it: Maybe my engine-file (I am ...
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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 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, ...
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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 ...
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Biblatex: Get rid of ISSN, URLs and DOIs in references

My .bib files are generated by Mendley desktop and usually contain URLs, ISSN and DOIs, but I don't want those to be displayed in my list of references. How can I get rid of them (short of deleting ...
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biblatex – et al. beginning from second citation?

Basically all I need to know is how I can use "et. al" beginning from the second citation of a source. I am using the following \usepackage[ natbib=true, style=authoryear ]{biblatex} I need ...
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biblatex sorting by date

I have written my own biblatex style for citing jurisdiction. I realized that the sorting in the bibliography is not chronological within the years. I addressed the date field to each bibliography ...
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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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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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Author name of \textcite as possessive

When using biblatex I often use \textcite. Sometimes I want to write things like "Smith's (2000) formulation of x is" instead of "Smith (2000) formulates x as". How do I achieve this? Or more ...
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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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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 ...
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biblatex: different bibstyles in the same document?

I'm using biblatex to print the bibliography for my document and I'm quite happy with the result. However, I also want to add a list of personal publications in another part of the document. It works ...
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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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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: Reverse numbering (i.e., count down)

I was wondering if it is possible to get the citation numbers to count down [3] newest item [2] item [1] oldest item in biblatex? I am sorting using either using sorting=none and entering in ...