{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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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. ...
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Preserving capitalization in BibTeX titles

I use the LaTeX wikibook a lot and found this solution to preserving capitalization in titles, which is to wrap letters (or whole titles) in curly braces. The phrase "In the event that BibTeX has been ...
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Merging Bibliographies

I have several .bib files, which I'd like to merge together into one. Due to the considerable effort involved in doing it manually I am looking for tool support. The only tool I found so far is ...
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bibtex and genitive: the proper way to obtain “Kuran's (1989) model”

Is there a way to attach a genitive apostrophe or "'s" to an authors name? Currently I use: \citeauthor{kuran1989}'s \citeyear{kuran1989} But since something like this comes up regularily I'd like ...
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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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Get the “annote” field of a .bib file

I have BibTeX entries that look like this: @inproceedings{Defraene2010, annote = {This is a very nice paper.I will say more about it later}, author = {Defraene, Bruno and van Waterschoot, Toon and ...
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How to force hyperref to reference only \cite and not \citeauthor or \citeyear?

I would like hyperref to make links only when I use \cite and not with \citeyear and \citeauthor. Here is an example : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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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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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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Flattening BibTeX files

Is there a tool that "flattens" a complicated BibTeX file? In particular, I would like to: Expand @STRING macros, for example: @STRING{foo = {Bar}} @MISC{x, title = foo} ⇓ @MISC{x, title = ...
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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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How should I handle bibtex files of my co-authors?

I have my own master bibtex files that I use in all my research papers, which I strive to keep up-to-date. However, I have numerous co-authors with whom I am writing papers, and they sometimes send ...
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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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Add text before and after bibitem with BibTeX

This is a follow up to Adding information to bibitems in which \@lbibitem is tweaked to allow the addition of text before the BibTeX entry. This works fine, however I want to be able to add text ...
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Too many authors in author field

My problem: I have a very long list of authors for a few papers - apparently bibtex can´t handle that. Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to quickly convert a single BibTeX reference into a formatted reference?

I contribute a bit to various forums and Stack Exchange sites and I often want to cite a journal article that I've found from a quick search on Google Scholar. Google Scholar allows for easy exporting ...
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ligature with special characters: fī

I am using a lot of special characters such as ā, ī, ū, š, ṣ, ḥ, ḫ and so on. I just spotted that sometimes this causes problems with ligatures for example the fi-ligature, if the dot on the i is a ...
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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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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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Custom citation keys

I am preparing a publication list in LaTeX in which I'd like to have custom keys to differentiate between paper types. For instance, if I originally I have: [1] journal publication 1 [2] journal ...
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Biblatex: How can I get the label [BvB60] instead of [BB60] for an article by “Bach and van Beethoven (1760)”?

I'm using the alphabetic style of biblatex as follows: \usepackage[ style=alphabetic, maxcitenames=3, minnames=3, useprefix=true ]{biblatex} In the .bib-file, I have an entry: ...
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Correct way of organizing bibliography

What is the correct way of organizing the bibliography: Is it better to have only one .bib file which is shared by all TeX files, or am I supposed to have one .bib file for each TeX file (each paper)? ...
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How to place a full citation in the abstract using BibTeX?

This question is similar to this one but not exactly the same. I would like to include a reference in the abstract of a paper. This reference should be the full reference, not a key, and it should ...
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Converting from biblatex to BibTeX format using biber

I wish to use biblatex+biber, in large part because of its data format (xdata!), but often need to use .bst-based bibliography styles. I am aware that biber --tool allows conversion of .bib-files. ...
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Elegant way to make entire citation bold

Is it possible to make an entire reference appear bold in the references section when using BibTeX? I'm using the IEEE templates and .bst. I found this related question, but is there a more elegant ...
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When should I use amsrefs instead of regular bibtex ?

I've heard (and read) about the new amsrefs system for citations. Is there a good explanation of the pros/cons of amsrefs vis-a-vis bibtex ?
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What is the proper way to represent a talk at a conference (with no proceedings) in BibTeX (hopefully via Zotero)?

I use zotero to manage my bibliography, and export collections to BibTeX when I'm writing in LaTeX. I use apacite as my style (I'm a psychology student). I have a citation that should end up looking ...
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Some citation numbers in bold, others not

I am writing a proposal with lots of bibliographic references. What I would like is to cite my own papers in bold, others in plain style like so [2,11-13,14,15]. Is there any way to do this? At the ...
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Citing a Series of Articles with BibTeX

I use BibTeX and BibDesk to manage my bibliography. What I would like to do is cite a series of articles with only one citation in the bibliography. This seems to have become fairly standard practice ...
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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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“and” in Author Name

I was sure to find the answer to this rightaway, but somehow it didn't show up. I'm trying to add an organization as an author with "and" inside the name. Like: @MISC{secfindings, author = ...
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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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German Umlauts in BibTeX

I have the following BibTeX source @INPROCEEDINGS{Lincke2008, author = {Rüdiger Lincke and Jonas Lundberg and Welf Löwe}, title = {Comparing software metrics tools.}, booktitle = {ISSTA}, ...
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Text before references, but after bibliography title with BibTeX

How can I put some introductory text before the references in BibTeX, but after the bibliography title? I have found some reference to \bibintro, but it does not compile. I have tried with a fake ...
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References in IEEEtran?

I've downloaded the official IEEE LaTeX template but am having some trouble adding references in bibtex format. For instance if I wanted to cite and reference this article, given as: ...
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How to use multiple URLs for one bibtex reference?

I have used this BibTeX reference in my work @Misc{oai:CiteSeerPSU:562256, title = "Gerris: {A} Tree-Based Adaptive Solver For The Incompressible Euler Equations In Complex Geometries", ...
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dash instead of repeated author name

I am using the natbib package with a bibliography style very similar to humannat. I would like to get a long dash instead of the full author name in multiple references where the author is the same. I ...
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BibTeX equivalent with CiteULike support?

There was recently a question about finding BibTeX formatted citations, which listed CiteULike. I would love to take the shortcut, and replace the BibTeX executable with cultex, which takes CiteULike ...
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What is the correct way to signal the end a LaTeX command?

I am writing a LaTeX export feature for my database. To this end, I am doing a symbol-by-symbol transformation of special characters in latin-1 text fields to LaTeX macros, such as _ to \_, ~ to ...
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No hyper refs from citation to bibliography using BiBTeX, hyperref and harvard

I am trying to get internal hyperrefs from citation to the bibliography page. I am using BiBTeX, the harvard package, the hyperref package with optional [hidelinks]. The latter works fine to me on the ...
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BibTeX: citing both translation and the original

I use BibTeX, the standard bibliography style "alpha". I wish to cite an article in Russian. The work has been translated into English, and I expect the majority of the readers will want to read the ...
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Sort by author in Alpha bibliography

Using the alpha bibliography style, citations are sorted by the citation key. I'd like to use the same style of authors-year citation keys (e.g., [CP92]) but have the bibliography sorted by the first ...
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Alternatives to bibtex2html

As the title says, are there viable alternatives to bibtex2html for converting bibliographic entries to HTML? I am specifically looking for some command-line utility allowing to export a bib files ...
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IEEEtran BibTeX Style - how to deactivate URLs?

I am using the following BibTeX style for my bibliography. \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} \bibliography{IEEEabrv,references,thesis} This formats bibliography entries like this: , including a ...
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Tool to visualize connections between bibtex entries

I'm searching a tool to visualize connections between bibtex entries, for example same autor, references, same conference etc. The Visual Explorer from Microsoft has this feature, but I want to create ...
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BibTeX with Plain TeX

The manpage of bibtex says that it can be used with both LaTeX and TeX. However, I did not find any resource how to do it and also no TeX book of mine explains it. Can someone provide a minimalistic ...
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Accented (French) characters in BibTeX database

I am having some difficulty using French letters in my LaTeX document. In my bibliography, I have this reference: @article{CLDM03, title={A Cinematography System for Virtual Storytelling}, ...
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Is it possible to have back references after each chapter with a single main.bib file?

I'm using LaTeX + BibTeX to write my dissertation. I have one separate .tex file for each chapter. And I'll generate one bibliography for each chapter. But all the references are from the same file ...
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How do I make a bibtex style file compatible with natbib author citations

I'm trying to convert my manuscript to PloS Comp Bio style. They provide a BibTeX style file. This works fine for inline citations with \usepackage[numbers,sort&compress]{natbib} (i.e. ...
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RefTeX: shortcut to open the .bib file of the current document

I would like the have a simple keyboard shortcut/command in emacs that opens the .bib file of the current (possible multifile) document. This should be possible with RefTeX, as it can figure out the ...