{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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How to change title style bibtex bibliography?

How to change font variant of title to italics? Currently only books have titles in italics but misc, article and booklet have normal font variant. I'm using plain BIBTeX style.
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removing a space in a citation using BibTex [closed]

I'm a BibTex neophyte, and this one problem is driving me crazy. The .bst file I am modifying uses the number variable identically for both conference paper and journal citations, which is not what ...
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German Umlauts in BibTeX

I have the following BibTeX source @INPROCEEDINGS{Lincke2008, author = {Rüdiger Lincke and Jonas Lundberg and Welf Löwe}, title = {Comparing software metrics tools.}, booktitle = {ISSTA}, ...
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Is there a way to automatically generate \bibitem entries from a bibtex file?

I have a LaTeX document with bibliography done using bibtex (so I have a .bib file). However, looks like my current collaborator is not familiar with bibtex and doesn't want to get familiar (as he is ...
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Inlining BibTeX bibliography in LaTeX file

I am collaborating with another author using email to exchange latest version of the document. Is it possible to include the bibliography in the LaTeX file, so that we don't have to keep two files in ...
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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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Are there widely used alternatives to BibTeX that define their own file format?

For the institute I work at, we plan to automatically generate bibliography entries for widely used reference managment systems. In another question, someone said that I shouldn't bother with BibTeX ...
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BiBTeX in WinEdt

I have a problem. Using WinEdt try to make my bibliography with the bibtex file. But get the following message This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c (MiKTeX 2.8) The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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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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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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Why the ugly .". in my unpublished citations?

Just as a preamble, I use MikTex 2.8, the latest TeXworks for Windows, the natbib package, JabRef to manage my citations, and the pdfLatex option in TeXworks for compilation. When I cite an ...
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URLs break compilation

Just as a preamble, I use MikTex 2.8, the latest TeXworks for Windows, the natbib, hyperref, and pdftex packages, JabRef to manage my citations, and the pdfLatex option in TeXworks for compilation. ...
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Why does BibTeX sometimes recognize “quoted” field entries and sometimes just {braced} entries? [closed]

Consider the following BibTeX entry: @article{kit11, author = "Kit", title = "My article", journal = "2011 Journal", year = "2011"} BibTeX complains: Warning--empty author in kit11 ...
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Two papers that abbreviate to the same Author et al (1999) in text

I have two citations like @ARTICLE{Openshaw1999a, author = {Openshaw, S. and Turton, I. and Macgill, J}, title = {Using the Geographical Analysis Machine to Analyze Limiting Long-term ...
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Strange unrecognized control sequence error with beamer.

I was trying to include bibliography in my presentation. But when I try to include bibliography I get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \beamer@sort #1#2->\long \def \beamer@todo ...
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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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Looking for a specific BibTeX style

I am brand new to BibTeX, so I apologize if this question is painfully naive. Up until now, I have been manually creating my bibliography for each paper using the environment thebibliography. I'm ...
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Bibliography style like ieeetr

Are there any bibliography styles that supports both ordering as in ieeetr and author-year (ie. John et al.)?
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Using BibTeX with LyX: errors in auto-generated .bbl

I've been puzzling with this for hours now and I can't solve it. I'm using LyX for my article and I made a BibTeX file with JabRef. I inserted the BibTeX bibliography into LyX, but when I try to ...
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What is the difference between bibtex and biblatex?

I've been reading about biblatex more and more on here. What is the difference between it and bibtex? Why should I switch to biblatex? Seeing the documentation doesn't seem too mature (or accessible ...
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Force TeXworks to refresh bib file

I don't quite know the mechanics behind bibliography and BiBTeX. I am using TeXworks to write a document, I modify the bib file with an external application. When I typeset the document (Ctrl+T), it ...
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Is there a bibstyle for the Nature journal?

I'm writing a manuscript to submit to this journal, and I'm using bibtex. Problem is: I can't find any bibliography style files that comply to the demands of the journal. Does anyone know if there's a ...
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Reference to URL not showing up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: URL of cited web site in bibliography I want this reference to a URL to show up, but it doesn't. This is how I add the entry in the bib file. I've also tried it as ...
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How to add URL access date to MLA or APA

I'm currently using the mla-good.bst file for natbib (available as mla-good.bst.zip), but I suppose I don't really care if I use APA or MLA, so I may switch later. The problem I am having is that I ...
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Set custom bibtex call in Vim latex suite on windows (to add --include-directory)

I would like to use one .bib file for everything and not have to keep a copy in each project's folder. By reading around I see that if I were calling bibtex manually, then I could add the string ...
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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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xelatex+bibtex ignores my \bibstyle definition

Here is the relevant part of the preamble: \usepackage[natbib=true]{biblatex} \bibstyle{huszak} \bibliography{references.bib} I have a huszak.bst file in the same directory as the document. I ...
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How to escape the & (ampersand) character in BibTeX?

I would like to put a & character in a BibTeX publisher tag. Thus far I have tried: \& {&} {\&} "&" with the full value enclosed in curly braces and double quotes. No matter ...
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Accented (French) characters in BibTeX database

I am having some difficulty using French letters in my LaTeX document. In my bibliography, I have this reference: @article{CLDM03, title={A Cinematography System for Virtual Storytelling}, ...
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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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Automatically dereference DOI to .bib?

Is there an established way to, given a list of DOI identifiers, produce a .bib file containing the citation information?
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Compile LaTeX with BibTeX and glossaries

i need a little of help here. Till now wat I now is that to compile a latex into a pdf with bibtex references i need to execute the next sequence: 1. pdflatex document.tex 2. bibtex document.tex 3. ...
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Advantages of EndNote over BibTex, if any

Strictly speaking, this is not a LaTeX question. However, I suspect it will be very interesting to LaTeX users. What are the advantages of using a commercial reference management system like EndNote ...
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add custom citation that differs in format than the rest

This has been bugging me for quite some time now but can't find a nice way to work it out. I have a list of citations that follow the regular author. Year. Title. Journal. Volume: Pages layout. I ...
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Missing character in BibTeX

During compiling literature using BibTeX I've got the following message in the log file: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (MiKTeX 2.8) (preloaded format=pdftex 010.12.7) 7 DEC 2010 00:33 ...
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KBibTeX for other languages

I'm compiling bibliography using KBibTeX. However, when there are multiple authors, it uses the word and. Is there a way to tell KBibTeX to use another word for it, for example y (Spanish) without ...
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Best script for automatically copying references from a centralised bib file based on aux file

In a previous question I asked about best practices when managing multiple bibtex files. One strategy involves having a single centralised bibtex file. Then, citations in a particular article are ...
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Running BibTex from TextMate

I'm trying to run bibtex from TextMate, but it doesn't seem to be working. After I run pdflatex from Textmate, I click "Run BibTeX" to which I get the following This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c (Web2C ...
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Strategy for managing multiple Bibtex files

My work involves producing various documents with citations (e.g., journal articles, conference presentations, reports, etc.). Publications cite references, and references can be specific to a given ...
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Why does bibtex not compile?

I have added the bib file refs.bib to the directory but I get errors indicating that the references are undefined. foo.tex: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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editing and sorting references

I have a project split into several tex files that I make through Sweave (an R function that weaves together LaTeX and R code). One of the files contains lines for references: \section{Viri in ...
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Import Word 2007 bibliography into JabRef?

I have a bibliography list in Word 2007, but want to import them into JabRef (bibTex). I have searched around, the bibliography in Word is stored in an XML file, but JabRef does not import via such ...
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Putting different types of references in natbib harvard style.

I am using natbib and its agsm style for the harvard style reference formatting in my report. A sample would be like this. Kivi, A. (2009), ‘Measuring mobile service usage: methods and measurement ...
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Bibtex entry for white papers and technical reports.

I have writing my first Latex document so this may be bit of a beginners questions. I have using the natbib package for agsm harvard style bibliography in my report. I have to cite a few reports I ...
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A tool for creating bibtex entries from MARC tags?

My library provides citation information for books in several formats, but not as bibtex entries. One standard format is the so-called MARC manual tags, which are human incomprehensible, but at least ...
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How do I use the IEEE bibliography commands?

I'm trying to layout a short article using the IEEE latex style guide. I'm having difficulty with the final part of their bibliography instructions as I want to reference an external .bib file. I have ...
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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: change field labels

I currently have a BibTeX entry for a book, of which I want to cite a section, like this: @inbook{..., chapter = {1}, ...} During the output of the bibliography, this will be printed as ..., ...
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Bibtex Automatic replacement of 4+ authors with et al.

When copying bibtex entries from journal websites, they usually include a lot of information, and not all of it is necessary depending on the journal you are submitting the paper too. Currently I ...
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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 = ...