{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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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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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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bibtex and genitive / possessive 's: 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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Referencing a B.S. Thesis

LaTeX only offers @mastersthesis or @phdthesis, but no bachelor's thesis. I tried to keep the reference as @misc, but the university name doesn't appear. So I just used @mastersthesis and typed ...
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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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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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How to list all bibliography entries without citing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using BibTeX to make a list of references without having citations in the body of the document? I've read that "All items listed in the bibliography should be cited in ...
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Bibliography not compiling

I have a latex file for my dissertation wherein I include several chapters. Everthing (\ref, figures) compiles file except my bibliography. Scouring the internet does me no help as this seems to be ...
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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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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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Why do I get (author?) when I use \citet with natbib?

I would like to show the author names using \citet but I get just the reference number. Here is a minimal code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Statistics about your bibtex database

Does somebody know how can you do some data mining of your Bibtex database? For example, some statistics about the number of papers per journal, author or year; stuff like that. Is there a tool or a ...
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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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Equal contribution (co-first authors) in BibTeX

Is there a standard way of indicating co-first authorships in a BibTeX entry? Equal-contribution is usually indicated by * (or some other symbol) next to the author names in the paper, but it is a ...
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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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How to abbreviate author's firstname in bibliography

I am currently finalizing the bibliography of my thesis. I am using \bibliographystyle{unsrtdin} \bibliography{bibtex/library} Now, my problem is that my Zotero library sometimes has the full ...