{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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Redundancy in bib file: conditionally suppress url if same as doi?

Mathscinet gives bibtex entries with both a doi and a url field included. Typically they look something like @article {some-article, […] DOI = {10.1016/j.apal.2008.12.003}, URL = ...
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BibTeX work in Miktex 2.7, but in version 2.8 does not work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In BibTeX say: One or more errors occured! please check the options!, what can I do? In a computer with Miktex 2.7 a run bibtex works very well, but in another computer ...
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In BibTeX say: One or more errors occured! please check the options!, what can I do?

When I try to run Bibtex a window error is open that say One or more errors occured! please check the options! I do not understand!, What can I do? Thanks Mario
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Custom .bst style and reformatting \cite entries

I have created a custom .bst file with makebst. I managed to reformat the thebibliography-environment entries look by editing the .bst file by hand. This wasn't a hard task. But, now I would like to ...
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Bibliography Autokey Generation in batch mode

Is it possible to generate the bibtex keys for many bibliography entries at the same time or in a batch mode? I am using Jabref for the bibliograpy database and get the bibtex key while inputting ...
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How to make \citet* display full list of authors?

When I am using the natbib package with apalike bibliography style \citet* displays only an abbreviated list of authors, such as Lemarechal et al. (1995). How can I make it display a full list of ...
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Can BibTeX ignore optional arguments?

Is it possible to get BibTeX to ignore certain optional arguments? For example, if the .bib file has many entries with language = {English}, and you wish for a certain file's bibliography to not say ...
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Can a bibtex entry be given more than one reference name?

I would like to give some of my bibtex entries multiple reference names, without duplicating the entry. Is this possible? My reason is that I have a reference name scheme in my master bibtex file, ...
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Using jabref generated bibliography with lyx

I'm using a jabref generated bibliography in lyx according to the following instructions: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=477632 It works well, except for one type of error which I cannot ...
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Is it possible to get unsrt + abbrv bibliography?

Is there a ready made BibTeX bibliography style file that both: (1) prints author names abbreviated (like abbrv) in the references section and (2) sorts references numerically in citation order (like ...
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BibTex error when fields have {'s around them

I'm gradually getting used to using BibTeX for citing references in my LaTeX documents, but I've run into a bit of a problem. I'm using natbib so that I get Harvard-style citations, but I get a ...
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Is there a BibTeX style that sorts references in reverse chronological order?

I am putting together a CV in latex, and I am trying to get my list of publications to display in reverse chronological order. I can use \bibliographystyle{unsrt} as a workaround, and just order the ...
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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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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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How to cite an article from Arxiv using bibtex

This is a question about how to use bibtex to cite a preprint from Arxiv. Suppose I have: @ARTICLE{BM:1999, AUTHOR = {First, Author AND Second, Author}, TITLE = {The title of this article}, ...
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How to get DOI links in bibliography

I would like to add to all my bibliography items a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) link or a link to a download location. How can I do this with the natbib / BibTeX / hyperref combination? Currently ...
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Using Harvard referencing style

Can someone point me to some good instructions and resources on how to setup Harvard referencing style (a.k.a. Author-year) with bibtex in a LaTeX document? The final formatting of the bibliography ...
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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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Making bibtex reference entry bold?

How do I make some reference entries bold in bibtex?
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How can I use BibTeX to cite a web page?

I'm looking to cite a number of web pages using bibtex and I was wondering if there was a specific template of the form @<template name here> for doing that. If you could use the following ...
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Bibtex and Beamer

So I'm working on a presentation that will be given to a very small group of people (3-5 people) that has a lot of citations (100-200), any one of which could be interesting to the audience at a given ...
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Subscripts in bibtex

I've got references that have math markup in their titles, and I'm having trouble getting bibtex to compile subscript output. For instance, a title including $\mathcal{A}_5$ comes out as though it ...
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Using abntcite, \citeauthor puts the author's name in caps. How can I fix it?

The documentation uses numeric citations instead, so maybe that's why that doesn't happen there. I can't change my citations to numeric ones though.
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Bibliography entry containing <>

Using BibTeX, I'm trying to add a DOI 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0118(199902)30:2<71::AID-JGT1>3.0.CO;2-G to my bibliography. However, the presence of the < and > characters causes problems. Is ...
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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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Formatting Bibtex entries using auctex

In general auctex makes a good job of formating latex. However, the formating for Bibtex doesn't seem that great. For example, I would tend to format my bibtex entries in this way: @article{Smith, ...
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Macro definition: Ignoring leading “MR” and trailing garbage begun by non-numeric / Parsing the mrnumber returned by MathSciNet

I have a bibtex .bst file that issues something like: "\MR{" mrnumber "}" * * in order to produce things like: \MR{MR123456789 (99 \#9999)} or: \MR{MR123456789} inside the .bbl file. This is ...
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Filter .bib file for items that are actually used with \cite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to split all BibTeX referenced entries from a big BibTeX database to a copy? I have one big foo.bib file that contains all my references. Every one of my different ...
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How do I get BibTeX entries from amazon.com?

Has anyone written an interface through which I can get a citation of a book/paper from amazon.com? Thanks for the suggestions from fellow users. I'm updating the questions to detail in more ...
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remove comma after the last author

I've finally manged to produce my custom \bibliographystyle (.bst) file. Below is the output (sample) of listed references. Is it possible to remove the comma after the last author (just before the ...
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How do I modify a .bbl file to change the label which appears in my document when it is cited.

How do I modify a .bbl file to change the label which appears in my document when something is cited? Despite indicating in this question that I know how to do this, I have forgotten and can't manage ...
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Command-line tools for some bibtex database manipulations

Inspired by an answer to another question, I am reminded of the various reasons why it's difficult to have only one BIB file. I would like to have a set of command line tools that I could script to ...
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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 avoid bibtex error message “repeated entry” for an entry appearing in several bibtex files?

I am using several bibtex files, dedicated to several topics. But some references are common to several topics and then appear in several of my bibtex files. Currently, I am writing a document dealing ...
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Replace `et al.` with `\& al.`

I’m a big fan of ampersands (possibly too much …) and I’d like to replace all mentions of “et al.” (included in citations) by \& al. – both in the main text (I use natbib citations of the form ...
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Installing bibexport on Mac OS X

I recently installed bibexport on my mac (10.5). This command lets you export a small document-specific .bib file using only the references that you cite in that particular document. This is useful ...
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BibTeX style that groups by author

I'm looking for a BibTeX style that formats the reference list at the end in the way shown below. The key points are: The references are sorted by the (list of) authors, and then each author has a ...
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Is it possible to use sql database for BibTeX?

I have and extensive database with references in form of an SQL database. How can I use this information in BibTeX?
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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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How should I type author names in a bib file?

Can someone please explain in a clear and concise way how am I supposed to enter the names of authors in a BibTeX file? I have entries with something like @article{someid, author = {Juan A. ...
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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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How to split all BibTeX referenced entries from a big BibTeX database to a copy?

I have a BibTeX database with some big number of references which I use for work. When I need to send a document prepared using that database to somone I have two options: either send a full copy of ...
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What are good sites to find citations in BibTex format?

When working with Bibtex, manually transferring the citation information for articles, prooceedings, books, etc. can be a tedious work. Some web sites provide citations in Bibtex format. What are your ...
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Can one “manually override” BibTeX's choice of citation keys by adding a field to the entry?

Normally, I'm basically OK with bibtex's choice of citation key (by which I mean, the short symbol it shows in the final document, like [2] or [Hil05], not the one one types in the tex file), but ...
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How to add a URL to a LaTeX bibtex file?

I'm using bibtex for my bibliography in LaTeX. I have some URL's I need to cite in the paper. How do I add URLs into the .bib file? A typical section in my .bib file looks like this: ...
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How do I cite author in LaTeX?

How do I cite authors in LaTeX? I tried using natbib package ---- doc.tex ---- ... \usepackage{natbib} ... \citeauthor{736184} ... ---- doc.bib ---- @inproceedings{736184, author = {Broder, ...