{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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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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biblatex: per-entry language switching

According to biblatex manual (p.24), the hyphenation field in a bib-entry switches language on per-entry basis: hyphenation field The language of the bibliography entry. The identifier must be ...
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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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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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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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LaTeX doesn't recognize “et al.” in the Bibliography

I'm using Jabref to manage my Bibliography. Sometimes, I put directly: First Author et al. when adding the article author's name in Jabref. When compiling my .tex file, LaTeX doesn't recognize ...
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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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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: @article{Khoe:...
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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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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. chapter1....
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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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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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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 Unicode?"-...
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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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Make PhD citations say “dissertation” rather than thesis

At my school, PhD works are generally referred to as dissertations rather than theses. My bibtex file has this entry: @phdthesis{Alsolami2012Auth, title = {An examination of keystroke ...
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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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Referencing a Bacherlor's Thesis

LaTeX only offers @mastersthesis or @phdthesis, but no bachelor's thesis. I tried to keep the entry as @misc, but the university name doesn't appear. So I just used @mastersthesis and typed type = "...
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Line breaking (or hyphenation?) of references in apalike

This is a problem I encountered some time ago and I never could solve it: how can you achieve correct line-breaking or hyphenation when citing references with the apalike style? Here is an example: \...
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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 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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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, page,...
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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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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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Problem with Springer bibliography style

I am writing a paper to a Springer journal and I am trying to use their \bibliographystyle{spbasic} However, instead of the number of the reference in the list of references I get something as: [...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using BibTex entries directly in .tex file

Is there any way to use BibTex entries in thebibliography environment like following: \begin{thebibliography}{9} @article{greenwade93, author = "George D. Greenwade", title = "The {C}...
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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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Change “et al.” to “and N other authors” or similar

I'm compiling a bibliography in which some author lists are very long (100+). I know about the "et al." option for BibTeX styles but instead of One, Two, Three, et al. (2016) or similar, I'd rather ...
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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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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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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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Are there any command for producing the BibTeX logo?

we all know \TeX produces the TeX logo and \LaTeX produces the LaTeX logo. But there seems no command like \BibTeX for producing the BibTeX logo, while Wikipedia adopts a complicated workaround: \...
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How does BibTeX sort references?

How does LaTeX sort references as it is causing the first reference I have used to be numbered as [2] in the document rather than [1]. See below: Technology has been introduced in various ways within ...
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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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How to compile bibtex with TeXstudio?

I am trying to use bibtex for the first time. I am on windows 7, using TeXstudio. I am trying to follow the steps of this (french) webpage : http://www.tuteurs.ens.fr/logiciels/latex/bibtex.html I ...
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Working with Bib files in Word/LibreOffice

I've a huge database of books in .bib files. Are there any ways to import this database into Microsoft Word, Open Office, Libre Office etc.?
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Bibtex - Make Title italic, Rest Upright

Is it possible to change the behaviour/settings of bibtex so that the title (of a book, article, paper, thesis, etc.) is always italic and everyhing else (e.g. author, journal, edition, etc.) is ...
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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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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 ...