{bibliographies} is about creating lists of publications and citing these in a document. If possible, replace this tag with the specific bibliography package you use, e.g. {biblatex} or {natbib}. For questions about specific or customized citation commands, add {citing}. If your question is ...

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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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Starting a PhD; Any guides to setting up a 'system'?

I'm starting a PhD and am being overwhelmed with the different possible ways people do things, and how they very rarely mix. I'm (obviously) sold on TeXing it, and have a ViM background I intend on ...
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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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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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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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How to change font size for bibliography?

I want to use a smaller font size for the bibliography, e.g., \footnotesize. What is the easiest way to achieve this? I currently do \renewenvironment{thebibliography}... and copy the definition from ...
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Using BibTeX to make a list of references without having citations in the body of the document?

Is there any way to have BibTeX insert a bibliography without having citations in the body of the document itself? Maybe a way to hide the in-text citations, so that BibTeX still sees them and ...
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Making the bibliography appear in the table of contents

I need to make my (BibTeX) references section appear in the table of contents of my LaTeX document (documentclass: article), with section numbering too. My approach until now has been making a new ...
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Question mark 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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How to enter publications “in press”, or “submitted to” in BibTeX?

Is there a convention for how to enter publications that are "in preparation" or "submitted to Some Journal" into a BibTeX database?
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Bibliographies from multiple .bib files

I would like to use multiple .bib files for my article, such as file1.bib, file2.bib. However, I would like my references not to be separated (such as "Primary sources", "Secondary sources", etc.) ...
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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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Make one author's name bold every time it shows up in the bibliography

I'm working on a CV. I'd like to highlight my name in every entry in the bibliography. I've tried simply replacing {myname} with {\bf myname} or {{\bf myname}}, but they fail with various errors, ...
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How to APA 6th in LaTeX?

I have previously been writing psychology manuscripts according to the standards of the American Psychological Association (APA, version 5) using the excellent apa class, with apacite managing my ...
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Can I count the number of times each reference is cited?

I am writing a paper, and I would like to be able to find out automatically how many times each reference is cited. This could either be appended to the references in a printed version, or outputted ...
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How do you cite conference proceedings?

This might be a little far fetched for this site, if it's inappropriate, close it, but please direct me to where I could ask this question. My bibliography is growing quite huge and the time has come ...
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Hiding the title of the bibliography

I'd like to get rid of the bibliography heading: Please note that I'm using the thebibliography environment.
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Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?

This question led to a new package: checkcites While reading papers, I put those that I'd like to refer to or mention in customized .bib files (one .bib file for each paper). (Thanks to ...
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.bib library file in a different directory, how to use? (Mendeley centralised .bib file)

problem Hello All, I have the possibility of a centralised, updated .bib file using Mendeley Desktop. This file will stay updated with all the changes I make using my Mendeley citation software. I ...
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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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How can I split a beamer bibliography across two slides?

I have several citations in a beamer-based presentation. Is it possible to split the bibliography across two slides? I'm using natbib / bibtex. And I currently just have: \begin{frame} \tiny ...
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How to cite chapter in book?

Is there any source where I can find the required fields in my bibliography file to refer to a chapter within a book? I found @inbook, but I cannot find the fields (author=, chapter=... ). In general ...
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Pop-up references in PDF output

I once saw a maths journal which offered PDFs of published papers, where the bibliographic references were formatted as PDF annotations: if you moused over a reference in the text, the bibliography ...
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How to cite a University lecture (or its slides or script)

I need to write an introduction to a topic which relies heavily on several University lecture slides and scripts. I would like to acknowledge this by using something like this: The following ...
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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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LaTeX and bibliography management tools

For my writing I am using MS Word and Zotero as bibliography manager. But now I think I am going to move to LaTeX on a Linux box. I just toyed with Texmaker to generate my documents and it works fine ...
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How can I list references from BibTeX file in-line with commentary?

I would like to take the full citation of a reference in my BibTeX file and write commentary in-line after it. A \fullcitation{id} command would be perfect. I would like to use it as: ...
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Automatically dereference DOI to .bib?

Is there an established way to, given a list of DOI identifiers, produce a .bib file containing the citation information?
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Beamer Bibliography Icon

I want to list my references in a beamer presentation using thebibliography environment, with the nice little book icon (\beamertemplatebookbibitems) and article icon ...
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Merge two BibTeX files

I was constructing a BibTeX file for my Thesis. At the middle of that I had copied that bib file to another document I had to produce, I had to add some new citations to the copy of the original. Now ...
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Is there a difference between “” and {} in BibTeX?

I see in some examples each field in a BibTeX entry is given within "", while in others it is given within {}. For example, @Book{Torre2008, author = "Joe Torre and Tom Verducci", publisher = ...
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Line breaking of URLs in bibliographies

I have a problem with the line break of an URL. The URL can´t break correct and extends into the border. I´ve tried some things. Amongst others I loaded the package breakurl, but without any success. ...
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bibliography in Beamer

In Beamer, bibliography is displayed in the way that authors, title and journals are in three lines. Here is an example. Since I have many references, I am wondering, whether we can put them in one ...
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Citations with no bibliography at the end

How do you produce a document with citations (\citep, \citet) working properly in the paper but without a bibliography at the end? I've come up with one solution that is bad because it breaks my ...
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Customising emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex

I use biblatex, but I still go through running bibtex on my .bib files, rather than biblatex-biber, which is/will be preferred. How do I arrange for C-c C-c to run the relevant biber command, rather ...
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In TeXShop, is there a directive to select biber or BibTeX on a per-document basis?

As in the title, I'd like to be able to select whether TeXShop uses biber or BibTeX in the document rather than using the command line or changing the default in the TeXShop preferences. For TeX ...
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Disabling URLs in bibliography

I use Mendeley for article management and export the related items to a bib file for referencing in LaTeX documents. I use IEEEtran style and see that the bibliography items include URLs which I don't ...
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Replace `et al.` with `\& al.`

I’m a big fan of ampersands (possibly too much …) and I’d like to replace all mentions of “et al.” (included in citations) by \& al. – both in the main text (I use natbib citations of the form ...
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Redundancy in bib file: conditionally suppress url if same as doi?

Mathscinet gives bibtex entries with both a doi and a url field included. Typically they look something like @article {some-article, […] DOI = {10.1016/j.apal.2008.12.003}, URL = ...
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Underfull \hbox in bibliography

I am getting lots of "Underfull \hbox" warnings that point to the *.bbl file. It looks like these messages appear only when URLs are very long, like in the below example: @techreport{nistguidesec, ...
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Reduce bibliography to one line

Quick question, hopefully with a quick answer. I'm writing a paper where I'm limited by length (2 pages) and I need references, but it doesn't have to look nice. I'd like LaTeX to compress my ...
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Can citation numbers be stored as variables, then used in my tex file?

I'm trying to create a "flow chart" of papers that shows the progression of key ideas over time. A very basic example is this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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What is the interface between LaTeX and BibTeX?

Precisely what is the "protocol" between LaTeX and BibTeX? That is, if I run latex foo, bibtex foo, and latex foo, exactly how does information flow from LaTeX to BibTeX and back? My current guess ...
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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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Recommended citation key construction

I am starting a PhD, so reading papers and writing notes about them will be my routine for some months. I like to be organized so I try to add the interesting publications to a bib file. However, when ...
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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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Visualize bibliography entry process of biblatex

I'm currently working on modifying the verbose biblatex style to my needs. In order to find out what's going on and to find the definitions I need to modify, I've been digging through a number of ...
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Can one “manually override” BibTeX's choice of citation keys by adding a field to the entry?

Normally, I'm basically OK with BibTeX's choice of citation key (by which I mean, the short symbol it shows in the final document, like [2] or [Hil05], not the one one types in the tex file), but ...
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Replace unknown reference (?) with the tag from \ref or \cite

While working on a document, it would be helpful if instead of a ? for unresolved references or citations the tag used in the \ref{thisthings} or \cite{Bloke1978} could appear instead. Is there a ...
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How do I break up a bibliography into separately numbered sections?

There are at least two use cases where one might want to list items in a bibliography under separate subsections with different numbering conventions. a CV, where you'd like to list journal papers, ...