{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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Why do “in prep” papers behave differently from “year'd” ones?

Someone asked me to troubleshoot a LaTeX+BibTeX document. The problem, I've found, boils down to an abuse of the author-year system in the citations in the following way: @article{W1, author = ...
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long URL's containing “-” in bibtex going beyond page

I have tried several top answers with no luck. Here is what I have in my preamble(compiling with xelatex and bibtex). \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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Bibtex and Chicago style citations?

In the Chicago Manual of Style citation guidelines I find that one is to quote journal articles and italicize journals, books, and theses. But when I run the code below the output shows the journal ...
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Controlling abbreviation of author names list using natbib

I am using the natbib package with the aspr style. The command \citep{key} prints "(Smith et al., 2011)" if the number of authors is more than 3. How can I change it so that it uses the "et al." ...
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listing presentations in CV with bibtex?

Has anyone used bibtex to include a list of seminars/presentations given in a CV (kind of like a list of publications). If so, which bibtex entry do you use (@inproceedings, @unpublished...?) and ...
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BibTex doesn't recognize the author field on my bibliography entry

I have a pst2.bib database with only one entry: @book{jackson91, author = "Jackson, John David", title = "Classical Electrodynamics", publisher = "John Wiley \& Sons, Inc.", ...
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BibTeX, natbib: weird (wrong?) order of the bibliography database fields in the final output?

MWE for the problem I encountered: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{natbib} \begin{document} Some text here. \citep{Meier1992} \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{references} \end{document} ...
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Using XeLaTeX + BiBTeX in TeXWorks

I'm trying to define a run configuration for using XeLaTeX with BiBTeX from within TeXWorks, but I'm coming up empty. I tried following this guide and adapt it to what I wanted to do, and ended up ...
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Modifying a bst file to allow for an arxiv field

I am trying to add an arxiv reference to my bibentries and I would like to control how it shows up in the citation. I would like to have the field only contain the informative part: arxiv = ...
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Bibtex references not compiling because of LastPage package?

I am trying to compile an essay and it has references in it. I am using BibTeX and XeLaTeX. Here are the last few lines of the log LaTeX Warning: Reference `LastPage' on page 4 undefined on input ...
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Badbox with Bibtex, how to fix it?

The problem: How to fix bad boxes done by bibtex? Latex copy and paste bibtex formatted entries to the text, but these entries exceed the correct space. Details: I using main.tex with this header: ...
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How can I specify a short form author name in a Bibtex entry?

I'm preparing a paper for a publication, one of my references is an information package put out by the CDC. It has no listed author. The author tag they suggest using looks like this: Centers for ...
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How to get a bibtex-bibliography and a selfwritten “\bibliography” element together?

I've got an external .bib file, which is written in bibtex and i can't add some elements into, because i just have the read permissions on it. When i build a bibliography element for my additional ...
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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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Bibtex: I didn't find a database entry for

I have a very large tex file and a very large bib file. When I run (xelatex, bibtex) I get several warnings like this: Database file #1: Thesis.bib Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Jag08" ...
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How can I use the Vim LaTeX-Suite multiple compile option with BibTeX and the -aux-directory option?

I have a document composed of several subfiles and so have used the -aux-directory command to put all of the temporary files in a subfolder, 'auxdir', to keep my working folder clear (and me sane). I ...
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Can you invoke stylizing commands in a .bib-file when using the BiBLaTeX apa package?

This question has been heavily rewritten. That's why some of the comments and answers might be a little bit odd (they were responses to earlier versions of the question). I'm using the BiBLaTeX apa ...
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What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?

I am interested in creating annotated bibliographies either on a problem sheet for students or in general by writing a summary of a background literature research. I am aware of special bib-style ...
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Bibtex unresolved references in a simple example mac OS lion

I have been trying to get BibTeX working but am really struggling. I have spent all morning doing google searches and trying to use other people's examples with no luck. I am using the latest version ...
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Tool for generating a website's BibTex using the URL?

Is there an existing tool for generating BibTeX of a website using its URL? What I'm thinking is something like a web tool or a Python script that does this.
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Is it possible to suppress a specific field from bibtex .bbl in biblatex?

I'm using biblatex, and am still very new at it. I can't figure out how to suppress certain fields automatically generated from my bibtex file into my .bbl file. For instance, for all of my entries, ...
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Compile but don't print references [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Citations with no bibliography at the end I have a document with a very tight space restriction and I've found that it is easier to compact my references by copying them ...
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Let bibtex declare and use acronyms in reference section

Suppose I have a two (or, in fact, an arbitrary number of) bibtex entries as follows: @inproceeding{one,author = {Paul Elk}, title = {Moo}, series = {The Original Oak Likes Our Natural Ginseng}, ...
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Using BibTeX for bibliography

I created a BibTex database for the references for my document. The abc.bib which resides in the same directory as .tex file resides. @conference{ref1, author = {Chris H. Q. Ding and ...
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Problem with citation insertion?

I hoping someone can help me with what I am sure is a noob problem. I am simply trying to insert a citation from BibDesk into a LaTeX document. My MWE looks like this: \documentclass{article} ...
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Problems with .bbl in org-mode

I use Emacs's org-mode to draft papers. I also use the tufte-latex package. Currently my .emacs looks like this: (setq org-latex-to-pdf-process '("xelatex -interaction nonstopmode %f" ...
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How do I get eprint, hplain, bibtex, hyperref, and pdflatex to work?

After reading http://arxiv.org/hypertex/bibstyles/ I thought that I would try to get the bibtex field "eprint" working in my Latex files. So I downloaded hplain.bst, changed \bibliographystyle{plain} ...
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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 quickly transfer selected references from Zotero to BibDesk?

I maintain my master database of references in Zotero because it does the best job scraping websites, but I like to use BibDesk (OS X) to manage the bibliographies for specific papers and projects ...
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How can I get the style alpha.bst sorted as plain.bst in Bibtex?

I like alphanumerical citations written as in alpha.bst style, with initials of authors and years, but I would like references to appear sorted as in plain.bst style. As an example, I prefer the order ...
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Consolidating common information BibTeX

I have a growing BibTeX file which has problems with consistency. For example, since I have copied BibTeX references from many places, I often have works by the same author, but with different names ...
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Bibliography in LyX 2.0.0 [closed]

I am trying to insert bibliography in LyX 2.0.0 in the following steps. First i select Bibliography from drop down menu. Next i click on insert --> list/TOC ---> Bibtex Bibliography ---> Add And ...
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How to enter publications “in press”, or “submitted to” in BibTeX?

Is there a convention for how to enter publications that are "in preparation" or "submitted to Some Journal" into a BibTeX database?
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Flattening BibTeX files

Is there a tool that "flattens" a complicated BibTeX file? In particular, I would like to: Expand @STRING macros, for example: @STRING{foo = {Bar}} @MISC{x, title = foo} ⇓ @MISC{x, title = ...
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Setting environment variables for latex and bibtex in .bashrc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .bib library file in a different directory, how to use? (Mendeley centralised .bib file) I recently started using TeX to write journal articles. I use TeX Live version ...
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Using Bibtex within an article

I like using bibtex for generating my bibliography since it takes care of all the formatting for me. I'm wondering if/how it is possible to easily insert bibliographic information into other parts of ...
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How can I access specific elements of a Bibtex entry in my Latex document?

I keep all my sources in the one Bibtex file, and noticed in Jabref that there's a "review" field. I thought this would be a handy place to keep notes while doing a literature review, and was ...
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bibliography in Beamer

In Beamer, bibliography is displayed in the way that authors, title and journals are in three lines. Here is an example. Since I have many references, I am wondering, whether we can put them in one ...
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Preserve lowercase in bibtex

I'm using mla-paper package. the name Ferdinand de Saussure in bibliography gets shown as De Saussure, Ferdinand. But I want de in lowercase like so: de Saussure, Ferdinand. In citations it gets shown ...
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Annoyance in emacs LaTeX mode involved with syntax highlighting

I'm using the following command in a LaTeX file to explicitly call a style file: \bibliographystyle{$BSTINPUTS/IEEEtran} Unfortunately emacs detects this as me entering math mode, but the latex ...
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HTML reference in bib file

I am sure you have encountered with the following question, so in advance I would be thankful to your help. I have created a bib file, and one of the my reference is an article on the web which I ...
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Is it normal for BibTeX to replace similar author names with “------”?

In my .bib file, I have two entries with exactly the same author names: @article{Seshadrinathan2010A-Subjective-St, Author = {K. Seshadrinathan and R. Soundararajan and A. C. Bovik and L. K. ...
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Automatically reorder in-text citations based on numbering in bibliography [closed]

I'm using BibTeX to manage my bibliography, and have about 250 references. I cannot keep track of the order they were cited in, which leads to some funny formatting. To explain, consider this ...
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LaTeX stopped building a BibTeX bibliography, how to troubleshoot it?

I am writing for the first time in LaTeX. The bibliography was a bit flaky at first, but it worked - I got the citation numbers in the text, and the references listed at the end of the document. At ...
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Overflow boxes caused by references [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Line breaking (or hyphenation?) of references in apalike I have downloaded styles for my BibTeX, which is called "apalike". The problem is that when I use \cite then ...
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Avoid page range compression with biblatex

I am using biblatex for my bibliography and i would like it not to compress page ranges at all. Can this by done with a simple argument? ...
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Problem using a .bst file in TeXShop--TeXShop cannot find file

I am trying to use spbasic.bst to work on a manuscript for a journal. I copied the file into /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/tex/bibtex/bst and ran texhash. However, TeXShop doesn't find the file. ...
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Using ampersand symbols (&) instead of the word “and” for bibliography style apa

My supervisor just came with an idea to use the ampersand in citations and bibliography, so e.g. Smith and Watson (1992) should become Smith & Watson (1992) How can I make it work with ...
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How to use a command-line tool to extract a bibtex reference that contains a search term?

I'd like to be able to use a tool like grep to extract an entire bibtex reference rather than just the matching line. For example, grep Smith mydatabase.bib would return lines that contain the word ...
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Use character substitution in BibTeX .bst file

I use BibTeX not only to create bbl files for my LaTeX documents, but also to produce HTML of my whole collection of articles. It works pretty well for the last 12 years but since I decided to add a ...