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

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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 However when I use the unpublished or proceedings publication type I don't get the result I want.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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How do I get BibTeX entries from amazon.com?

Has anyone written an interface through which I can get a citation of a book/paper from amazon.com? Thanks for the suggestions from fellow users. I'm updating the questions to detail in more ...
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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib with 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I run bibtex after using the -output-directory flag with pdflatex, when files are included from subdirectories?

When I have master pdflatex file which includes one or more child documents using something like \include{include/childdoc}, and I call pdflatex on it using pdflatex -output-directory=out parent.tex, ...
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Missing $ inserted issue

Trying to get my dissertaion sorted (due in a few hours) and I keep getting this error: ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.190 ... pp. 225--236, ...
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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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What's the best way to cite a photo from wikimedia?

I'm wanting to cite this image here, in a piece of work I'm doing. As I'm using biblatex what's the best method of citing it?
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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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Natbib In-Text Citation displays (author?)

I have taken a look through many other questions on this subject but cannot seem to fix my issue. Essentially while references display correctly I cannot get the author citation to appear in my text ...
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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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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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Using BibTeX with letter class

I'm trying to use BibTeX with a letter; I hope this is not too eccentric. The letter class doesn't have BibTeX support, though. I found Environment thebibliography undefined when using letter. ...
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BibTeX or biblatex/Biber 'private communication' entry

What is the correct way to cite "private communications" and similar sources that seem not to belong into the .bib database. I am using biber and biblatex with TL2012
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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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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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Sectioning bibliography by type of referred item

My promoteur has a very unusual requirement: the bibliography needs to be sorted first by specific type of referred item, next by author and by year of publication. I managed to get this custom ...
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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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Best script for automatically copying references from a centralised bib file based on aux file [duplicate]

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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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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Bibtex entry for white papers and technical reports.

I have writing my first Latex document so this may be bit of a beginners questions. I have using the natbib package for agsm harvard style bibliography in my report. I have to cite a few reports I ...
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Natbib + BibTeX: How can you show the bibliography in order of appearance AND numbered?

I'm trying to numerate the references list but having them ordered in order of appearance. I can't find how to do that anywhere. The code is, more or less, like this \usepackage[round, sort, ...
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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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Is there an (easy) way to create or personalize .bst files?

When you prepare an article for a journal (in my case, Quantum Information and Computation, Rinton Press), often they ask you to use some format for your references; in my case, the following: [1] ...
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Two Bibliographies: one for main text and one for appendix

I have a manuscript in which has the following structure: Main Text Bibliography Appendix However, there are citations which are only cited in the appendix, and they show up in the main ...
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Superscripts in bibliography with bibtex

Is there a bibliography style (I'm using bibtex) that works with article class where the numbers appear as superscripts and also numbered as they appear in the text (as in unsrt)? I read some related ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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BibDesk-like software for Windows

I'm not sure if this is a proper question for this site. But since TeX and bibliographic citations are closely linked, I'll go ahead. I have just started using BibDesk and "I like it" is an ...
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How to remove the “References” title

I would like to know how to remove the "References" title from command \bibliography{}. If I write: ... text ... \cite{RefAnd2013} ... \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} \bibliography{AnderBib} ... more ...
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Citing a dictionary with BibTeX

Does BibTeX (ore one of its variants) have a dictionary entry? I have not been able to find much on this respect after a few searches on google and here.
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Remove issn/doi/url when using plainnat and natbib

I am using natbib and the plainnat style for the references. I would like to know how can I remove the ISSN, DOI and URL from the references without deleting them in the .bib file. I have seen some ...
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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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Extracting only the BibTex records relevant to the paper [duplicate]

My colleague asked me to write a page for a paper he writes. I wrote the page in LyX, compiled it to LaTeX, and sent him the TeX files. Then he reminded me that I forgot to send the .bib file with all ...
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How to manage conference proceedings in BiBTeX?

I am writing my bachelor thesis. I have found an article which is part of a conference's proceedings. It's like a book with a whole collection of articles that were submitted for the conference. I use ...
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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 ...