{bibtex} is specifically about Oren Patashnik's BibTeX program, its .bib database file format, and use of these in creating documents. For general questions about bibliographies and citations, use {bibliographies} instead.

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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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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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Is there an ebib-like bibliography manager for emacs designed for biblatex? [closed]

I've been using ebib to manage my .bib files, but I've just switched over from using bibtex to using biblatex & biber to actually generate the bibliographies in documents. Obviously the file ...
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Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends?

So, I recently delved into LaTeX for a project at work. But I’m come from the XML+XSL world, and some of LaTeX’s design is kind of difficult for me to grok. (I’m not interested in debating the ...
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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib und the chicago style as bibliography style. I am trying to cite a web site, but in the bibliography the URL (given in the BibTeX entry) is not printed. Is there a simple solution ...
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BibTeX style that groups by author

I'm looking for a BibTeX style that formats the reference list at the end in the way shown below. The key points are: The references are sorted by the (list of) authors, and then each author has a ...
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Is it possible to get unsrt + abbrv bibliography?

Is there a ready made BibTeX bibliography style file that both: (1) prints author names abbreviated (like abbrv) in the references section and (2) sorts references numerically in citation order (like ...
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Why does Latex/Bibtex need three passes to clear up all warnings?

As explained by Andy Roberts, if you need to compile a new document with bibtex citations, then you need to run latex three times, and bibtex once: latex document bibtex document latex document latex ...
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Only author's initials in BibTeX natbib using named style

I have a BibTeX file with a mix of entries, some with full author's names and some with just initials. I would like my typeset bibliography to only use initials. Is there a way to do this? I have the ...
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Command-line tools for some bibtex database manipulations

Inspired by an answer to another question, I am reminded of the various reasons why it's difficult to have only one BIB file. I would like to have a set of command line tools that I could script to ...
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How to get BibTeX to work with Org mode LaTeX export?

I am trying to get Emacs (24.3.1), Org-mode (8.0.3, from ELPA) and BibTeX (from TeX Live 2012) to work together. I have followed the instructions under the Bibliography section in ...
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Advantages of EndNote over BibTex, if any

Strictly speaking, this is not a LaTeX question. However, I suspect it will be very interesting to LaTeX users. What are the advantages of using a commercial reference management system like EndNote ...
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List of People analog to Bibliography

In my document I emphasize names that are mentioned and now I want to provide some additional information about them in an appendix. Currently I do something like: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Using BibTeX with a 'corporate' author name (spelling out the name in full)

I want to reference a company name using BibTeX: @book{CUDA, author = {NVIDIA Corporation}, title = {NVIDIA CUDA Compute Unified Device Architecture Programming Guide}, publisher = ...
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Creating a central bibliography

I am trying to create a central bibliography (.bib file) in a directory outside of my LaTeX project. I want to do this so I don't have to have different .bib's for each paper I write. Currently in ...
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Sorted list of publications in moderncv from bibtex

I am trying to create my CV in Latex, after I got fed up with MS Word. I decided to use this template, just because it looks nice. But now I am struggling to add the list of my publications (stored in ...
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Best script for automatically copying references from a centralised bib file based on aux file

In a previous question I asked about best practices when managing multiple bibtex files. One strategy involves having a single centralised bibtex file. Then, citations in a particular article are ...
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Comma at the end of last BibTeX field

A BibTeX entry looks like @entry_type{internal_key, field_1 = "value_1", field_2 = "value_2", ... field_n = "value_n" } I've seen examples that put a comma after "value_n". Is there any ...
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Are there any tools for collaborative bib files?

It would be very useful to have a shared bib file across my research group which can be kept up-to-date by any member of the group. Are there any tools for this sort of thing? I know about Mendeley ...
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Sectioning bibliography by type of refered item

My promoteur has a very unusual requirement: the bibliography needs to be sorted first by specific type of refered item, next by author and by year of publication. I managed to get this custom ...
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The “Gold standard” in BibTeX databases

I've developed a simple BibTeX parser. I want to test whether it can handle all possible nuances that can occur in BibTeX databases. Is there a standard .bib file against which I can check my ...
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bibtex with multiple aliases for the same reference

Is this something that I can do with bibtex? I have a few different manuscripts with some other collaborators and it would be easier for me if I could make \cite{foo} and \cite{bar} point to the same ...
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Naming convention for papers, articles and bibliographic references

This is not strictly speaking a TeX question, but I think every TeX author will have been confronted by it at some point. What convention do you follow when naming PDF copies of articles downloaded ...
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Dummy package for .bib files

When answering this question about CV reference lists I thought it would be helpful if there was a "dummy" bib file that I could include. Is there a package like lipsum or blindtext for bib files?
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How to split bibliography for different sections?

Say I wish to have two references lists: one for all the citation within the main body, and another for all the citations within the Appendices. I'm using BibTeX. splitbib and multibib don't seem to ...
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Problem with compiling BibTex: “no \citation commands” error

I'm really new to BibTex, I just wonder what is going wrong when I have this kind of error when I try to compile my bibliography file. I found no \citation commands---while reading file ...
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Which publication type for forthcoming papers in BibTeX?

I need to cite a forthcoming paper (paper that is accepted, but still not published, I guess?). However when I use the unpublished or proceedings publication type I don't get the result I want. Some ...
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Using Harvard referencing style

Can someone point me to some good instructions and resources on how to setup Harvard referencing style (a.k.a. Author-year) with bibtex in a LaTeX document? The final formatting of the bibliography ...
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Configuring TexMaker and BibTex

I'm using Windows 7 and just installed Texmaker. Is it possible to configure it in such a way that I can run Latex -> BibTex -> Latex -> Latex? I looked at the configuration options here: I tried ...
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List of publications by specific author

I want to be able to process my CV LaTeX file and know that it has a nice list of all of my publications. I keep my global .bib file updated with all sorts of publications I'm interested in, and my ...
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BiBTeX: I couldn't open file name 'myBib.aux'

My article paper.tex compiles fine, but myBib.bib doesn't. $ pdflatex paper.tex $ bibtex myBib I couldn't open file name `myBib.aux' I happen to be using TeXShop, but the command line is ...
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Is there a citation manager which plays nicely with BibTeX and has automatic metadata import from PDFs?

This question is borderline TeX related but I think it may still be relevant. What is the best citation manager to use in conjunction with LaTeX? The cutting edge in citation management software ...
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Is it ok to omit a 'required' field in a bibliography entry?

Say I have a bibliography entry that looks like this: @INPROCEEDINGS{FHA98, author = {Eric Foxlin and Michael Harrington and Yury Altshuler}, title = {Miniature 6-DOF intertial system for ...
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Displaying only the starting page of a page range in bibliographies

I'm battling with this for couple of hours now... My supervisor asked me to generate the bibliography in a certain style, for articles I need to do: Author 1; Author 2, Journal name, volume, ...
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What is the proper way to cite a legal document?

I need to cite some decrees in my essay for philosophy of science class. I believe it is a common problem, so there should be a standardized way. Thanx.
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How to cite a paper I didn't read?

The problem I have is that a paper that is cited by other papers I've read is not to be found. I've read only its abstract. I understand that what I want should look like Featherstone et al 1900 ...
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Multiple LaTeX files using the same bibliography

I have multiple different LaTeX files each which draw their bibliography from the same .bib file. When they compile I want them to share one bibliography file that is a separate PDF file. For ...
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How can one validate a bib file?

How do you validate the correctness of your BiBTeX files? By validate I mean mainly: Duplicated keys, and maybe also duplicated entries Make sure that all the mandatory fields of each entry ...
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(Another) problem with url hyphenation in bibliography

What I am about to ask has already been asked many times, but nothing seems to work for me so far. Basically I am having troubles in getting urls hyphenated correctly in the bibliography. I modified ...
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Space after et al. too big

I have a document as \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct{(}{)}{,}{a}{}{;} \makeatletter \renewcommand*{\NAT@nmfmt}[1]{\textsc{#1}} \makeatother \begin{document} According to ...
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Is it possible to italicize journal names and book titles through the .bst file?

I am working on an article for a Springer journal, and the specifications for manuscripts clearly ask to italicize all journal names and book titles. Doing it manually feels stupid, so I wonder if ...
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How to emphasize some author names using BibTeX?

I would like to create bibliographies that have certain authors highlighted (e.g., bold). There are several solutions along these lines, but they usually assume that it's the same author that's being ...
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Mapping from Unicode character to LaTeX-Symbol for BibTeX?

I'm writing a little BibTeX exporter for the publication database of my institute. We do have a lot of authors with all kind of weird characters in their names, which get the "WTF is ...
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How to cite OMG specifications?

I have to cite several OMG standards and specifications in a paper, such as MOF, UML, etc. What's the best BibTeX entry format to do so? These are not articles or conference papers. They are not ...
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how to cite 19th century newspaper articles from microfilms with BibTex

Assume that I am trying to create a BibTex citation for the notice in page 2, column 5 of the Detroit Gazette from December 11th, 1827, (available here) which starts with the phrase "The Ohio Canal ...
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BibTex - Show ISBN number?

Is it possible to show the ISBN/ISSN fields of books with BibTeX? For instance, I have the following entry on my .bib file: @book{QueueSystems, author = "Leonard Kleinrock", title = ...
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Extract all citations from .tex file

Is there a fool-proof way to extract all bibtex citation-keys that are cited in a .tex file? I do not mean regular-expression magic on the .tex-file because this is bound to cause problems when ...
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Create a register of persons with biblatex

How can I create a register of persons who are mentioned in my PDFLaTeX document? I want to write The screwdriver was turned by \person[Mr.]{Miller}. The screwdriver was turned by M. Miller. ...
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New bib(la)tex-entrytype for music-scores

Short question: How can I create a new entry type (@music) with fields for the composer, title, opus, editor, series, location and year? \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @music{citekey, ...
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Multiple bibliographies

I have the following: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \include{chapter1} \include{chapter2} \end{document} I also have a reference.bib file, with entries book1, book2 and book3. ...