{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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Avoiding dot in true single-character middle name (abbrv-style)

One of my co-author's name has the pattern "Aaaa B Ccccc", where (due to transcription from Chinese) the "B" is indeed a single character (part of the given name). Now BibTeX (in abbrv-style) likes to ...
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How do I print the cite key along with the entire .bib file?

I am trying to print an entire *.bib file. I would like to print the citation key along with all the entries in the .bib file. I can print my bibligraphic data file (.bib) but cannot get it to print ...
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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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Preserving capitalization in BibTeX titles [duplicate]

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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Bibtex reverse numbering

For my CV, I would like to reverse number publications (i.e., starting from the total number of publications all the way down to 1). Is this possible with plain LaTeX and BibTeX? This question is ...
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Mimic BibTeX “apalike” with BibLaTeX - (biblatex-apa broken?)

I am trying to move on to BibLaTeX. With BibTeX the Style apalike provides everything I need, as illustrated by the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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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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How to make author-specific citations with BibTeX?

I'm preparing a document with 100+ references, all sourced from a single .bib file. Many -- but not all -- of the references are articles previously written by me and/or some of my current co-authors. ...
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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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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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Citations with no date, e.g. (Aristotle n.d.)

I need to cite a work from antiquity that has no known date, using natbib and author-year citations. The best suggestion I've found is to write the citation using "n.d." (no date) for the year of ...
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What is the name of the bibfile when an extension is given in \bibliography?

When using bibtex, one supplies a command like \bibliography{test} in the document to indicate the use of a bibfile test.bib, and the extension is omitted. However, it is natural for a user also to ...
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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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Dissertation: How to customize *.bst?

I am almost finished with my PhD thesis (of course in TeX) :) I was looking for hours for a nice bib style which fits the requirements of the Prof, then I looked into the *.bst which rather confused ...
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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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BibTeX: where to write Sir in author's name?

My bibtex style outputs Newton, S. I. Opticks, or a treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflections and colours of light [Text] / Sir Isaac Newton. [S. l.], 1730. 382 p. Google Books : ...
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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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biblatex: How to build a testing environment

Maybe the question is also of interest beyond biblatex but here's the thing: I recently published my biblatex style biblatex-fiwi and I'm always having trouble making sure that updates don't lead to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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biblatex biber to \bibitem

I am a LaTeX really entusiastic newbie. Thus I am writing all my reports and articles using this wonderful tool. Unfortunately the editors of scientific review do not all have the same entusiasm ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Command line tool to extract .bib entry by key?

I'd like a tool that, when given a .bib file and a key from that file as inputs, outputs a plain text rendition of the full entry. For example: bib.bib @Article{tversky83, author = {Amos Tversky ...
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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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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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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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Sorting the bibliography by entry type

I am using BibTeX. For overall configuration I use a .cls file. I am looking for a way to sort the bibliography in this order: Books, articles, and miscellaneous. Currently all types of materials get ...
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Why is this n with tilde disappearing in a BibTeX reference?

Working with the following abridged line in a BibTeX entry: author = {J. Pe\~{n}a} For some reason results in a BibTeX compilation to: J.~P. {n}a With a period and a space appearing and the ...
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Where to find a comprehensive overview of the features of the ConTeXt cite command?

I need to use the \cite command in ConTeXt very often for in-text citations in APA format, in a wide range of forms, e.g.: (Author, YYYY) Author (YYYY) (Author, YYYY, p. n) Author (YYYY, p. n) ...
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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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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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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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Elementary introduction to creating BibTeX styles?

Are there any good introductory references for the syntax to create a BibTeX style (.bst) file, whose ease of reading is closer to an introductory text for a programming language than to a formal ...
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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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What is the best way to get BibTeX entries from ISBN number?

I was wondering if the members of the community would kindly share their wisdom in what is the best way to get BibTeX entries from ISBN number? I am currently using this service but results leave ...
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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 ...