{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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“TeX capacity exceeded” with harvard package and url fields in bib file

When I try to compile the attached test document with MikTeX 2.9 updated to the latest packages, I get a ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000]. error. I finally tracked down the ...
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Customizing Bibliography alpha

I am pretty new to Latex. I am using the bibliography style - alpha. I use Citavi to manage my Citations and Citavi exports my bibliography in Bibtex(.bib) IEEE format which contains the last ...
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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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Bibliography shows citation locations in LyX

I'm rather new to LaTeX and as a result I'm starting out with LyX. The problem is that in my bibliography I cannot get rid of the citation locations. You can see here it sometimes (though not ...
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Cite in body of document, but omit from references (i.e., opposite of \nocite)

I can use \nocite to add to the references without citing in the paper. But I would like the opposite. I want to cite in the paper without adding to the references. That is, I would like to use by ...
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When I cite an author twice a long line is drawn instead of the name

I create my bibliography using JabRef and include it via: \bibliographystyle{amsalpha} \bibliography{foo} When I have two different citations from the same author in the second citation a long ...
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How can Bibtex find the auxiliary files it needs when these are stored in a subdirectory

In order to make my major folder containing my master .tex file more clean, I have set Texworks to store all auiliary files in a subfolder called auxfiles. This was done by adding the following ...
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How do I get full or abbreviated citations to appear automatically in Tufte footnotes (sidenotes)? [closed]

I'm experimenting with a promising approach to generate generate abbreviated citations in Tufte documents automatically using \cite alone, once a reference has already been used. But I've encounters ...
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Remove “Tech. Rep.” Output from SIAM bibtex style

I've got the following Problem using the SIAM bibtex style. Consider the following bib entry @TECHREPORT{Pap1, author = {Author One}, title = {Paper Title}, institution = {My Institute}, ...
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force line break in LaTeX bibliography (style file generated using makebst)

I would like to edit my .bst file so that the bibliography outputs with a line break after each author block (all authors) and no left or right indent of wrapping lines. So, instead of ...
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Is there a way to prevent URLs from appearing in \bibentry citations?

I'm using Tufte document classes, in which citations appear as sidenotes consisting of the full bibliography entry, using (I believe) \bibentry. Many of my bibliography entries contain URLs (and I ...
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Is there an SBL citation style?

Does anyone know if there exists a .bst file for the Society of Biblical Literature citation format? Or a biblatex style?
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Does anyone have suggestions on a workflow for correcting bugs in Mendeley's automatically generated citations? [closed]

Mendeley's automatic BiBTeX file generation is a godsend in terms of avoiding the mindless and potentially error-prone work of copying citation information from PDFs of research papers to to BiBTeX. ...
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Remove URL in IEEEtran bibliography

The question refers to the topic: Disabling URLs in bibliography Could you think of a solution, which allows to have the URL in bibliography entry or not depending on the entry type. I. e. remove the ...
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New apacite package (2012-Feb-14) problem?

A new version of the apacite package was introduced on 2012-Feb-14, with three added options to select different citation commands: apaciteclassic, natbibapa, and nocitation. I installed the package ...
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How can I create bibliography in MLA format with BibTeX?

I know how to create a bibliography of the MLA style manually: \begin{thebibliography}{9} \bibitem{Poz} Pozrikidis, C. \emph{Boundary Integral And Singularity Methods For Linearized Viscous ...
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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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Change separator in Bibtex bibliography from comma to period

I've been editing a Bibtex style, the standard agsm.bst, to match my university's requirements. I've managed to get everything correct, except that the style separates the year, title, and journal ...
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Using “and” instead of ampersand in natbib in-text citations (“\citet”)

I am using natbib and a modified \bibliographystyle that approximates the APA style (downloaded from here: http://web.reed.edu/cis/help/latex/images/apa-good.bst.zip). The only problem is this: In ...
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BibTeX : what is in 3rd arg of ENTRY?

Could someone explain meaning of parameters is 3rd argument of the ENTRY declaration that appear in some BST files? Here is small extract from unsrtnat.bst: ENTRY { address annote . . . } ...
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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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Get BibTeX to ignore citation numbering in a figure caption

Here's the problem. I have the main text of a document which includes a citation late in the document, say \cite{ref20}. One of my figure captions has in it, the \cite{ref20}. What happens is that ...
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bibliography error

I am using the following code to include my references: \bibliographystyle{alpha} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Bibliography} There is one generated item in .bbl file: \bibitem[DD05]{DaaaDbbb05} ...
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BibTeX : skip$ vs. 'skip$

Looking through few bst files (BibTeX styles) I noted that skip$ built-in function is sometimes referred to as 'skip$ (i.e. by name) and sometimes as skip$ (i.e. by value). I think I understand the ...
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Trouble referencing with Bibtex and TeXstudio

All right, this is driving me crazy... I have thesis example template with one reference that I'm trying to compile with TeXstudio on Windows 7. My thesis template looks like this: ...a bunch of ...
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bibtex custom tag for certain citation

I have a report where I reference articles and standards. Whereas for an article it is totally suitable to have a reference tag corresponding to the author's name, e.g. [Adr89], I would expect the ...
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References that start with "

I use BibTex to manage my references. Now I have a small problem. The title of one of my references starts with "I don't ... ". When I generate the bibliography it looks like this: ""i don' ... Why ...
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Citing the initials of one author and the full names of other authors

In some academic circles, such as theoretical physics, during a presentation it is customary for the talking author to cite himself using only his initials, while leaving the remaining author names ...
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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 a good way to hack apacite to show DOIs in apa 6th style?

I've needed to add doi's to the end of my references in order to comply with APA 6th edition. At first, I found this discussion about DOIs and apacite, but it didn't really provide a solution. After ...
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Which \bibliographystyle covers which BibTeX entries?

I fail in finding overview of default bibliography styles. I am curious which is covering which fields. So far I know that difference between alphaurl and alpha is field url. What are other ...
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Insert the content of the annote field using new \citexxx and \newcommand

I am new to TeX (MacTeX 2011, with XeLaTeX and BibDesk / BibTeX). In parts I found this answer to my question - but it is not what I want : Get the "annote" field of a bibtex file I look ...
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how to link sub-document with reference file for auto-completion in vim-latex?

I am writing a long document so I am making use of sub-documents and inserting them with \include. The problem I am facing is that as the \bibliography{} line is on the main .tex file the ...
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No *.bbl file generated by bibtex under emacs [closed]

I can't seem to figure out why my emacs/latex setup fails to produce a *.bbl file for generating references and in text citations. What makes this problem strange is that my setup works for a while ...
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Using a custom bst file

I made a custom Master Bibliographic Style File (, merlin.bs) (, with all the source files from CTAN) using makebst.tex. But I don't know how to use it with these template files. Thanks for your ...
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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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BibTeX with Diplomarbeit and Eprint

I found it a bit challenging to write a bibliography with Diplomarbeit and Eprints. From looking in http://arxiv.org I would need to use their bst style, which I don't know how to install local and ...
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BibTeX: “french” is not a string

I was trying to add french language support into gost-780 style. I modified some functions (bbl.vvolume, bbl.vvol, bbl.edition) and now I am getting error: "french" is a string literal not an ...
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Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?

This question led to a new package: checkcites While reading papers, I put those that I'd like to refer to or mention in customized .bib files (one .bib file for each paper). (Thanks to ...
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Use different bibliography styles for the same BibTeX database

I have a bibtex database which I'm sharing between a beamer presentation and my thesis. I would like the former to show just the title and authors of the article instead of the whole citation, since ...
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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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(Author, year, abbr. journal name) as citation style

I'm using bibtex and natbib in beamer (by defining the newblock command). I would like to have citations in the slides in the format (Author, year, abbr. journal name) instead of just (Author, year), ...
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How to check invalid \cite{ENTRY} entries?

When I reference to non exiting bibliography entry See \cite{NON EXISTING} Instead of error, I result in document with See [?] How to do \cite{} checking ? I'd like to prevent citing non-exiting ...
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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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Can I override the author name abbreviation in the abbrv bibliography style?

I'm using the \bibliographystyle{abbrv}. I have a paper in my bibliography, with an author whose first name has been abbreviated in the original paper with "Th." (the full name is unknown to me). ...
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How to mimic BibTeX change.case$ built-in command? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Capitalizing strings ignoring closed class words Neither bibtex.exe nor bibtex8.exe can handle unicoded database properly. Newrtheless some peoplу (and me too) do use ...
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bibliography doesn' t appear, even though I have the .bbl

I am using TeXworks and have a problem with BibTeX. I compiled the .bbl file however I can't see the bibliography in the output. \usepackage[super]{natbib} \begin{document} bu bir ...
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\citep is not working

I am new to LaTeX (MiKTeX version) and try to get authoryear citation e.g. (Hugh et al., 2009) using \citep{MCOSW}. But rather it shows the whole list of authors with year at the end e.g. (Hugh ...
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Natbib: LASTNAME, Firstname (Year) style

I would like BibTeX citations to appear as LASTNAME, Firstname (year): Title etc. in the references. There should be no "bibliography key" [...] in the references section, and citations should ...
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In which order execute htlatex and bibtex?

I would like to learn the correct order of calling htlatex and bibtex. So far I tried the following order: htlatex main bibtex main htlatex main htlatex main and (I use pdflatex to generate pdfs ...