{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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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 ...
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SO-style Markups for References in the Bottom of the Page in Bibtex-ed Document?

I often have a long bibliography and then later I find that I should have a notice like this buying-list in a project (not that important so not wanting them to the bibtex). I find it overkill to ...
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Fine-tuning bibliography

This question concerns fine-tuning a bibliography. I collected bib files (that are available for download from the source of a journal article) and put them all in a single biblio.bib file. Here are ...
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Is there a citation manager which plays nicely with BibTeX and has automatic metadata import from PDFs?

This question is borderline TeX related but I think it may still be relevant. What is the best citation manager to use in conjunction with LaTeX? The cutting edge in citation management software ...
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References in ConTeXt

I am new to ConTeXt. I've just been playing around with it to see if I can start using for my regular work. My bibliography database is in the bibtex format. I can't seem to get the references to ...
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Citing a dictionary with BibTeX

Does BibTeX (ore one of its variants) have a dictionary entry? I have not been able to find much on this respect after a few searches on google and here.
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Best practice for quoting a website

How should I quote a website? E.g. I'm using the android reference. Here is my BibTeX entry: @ELECTRONIC{Google2012, author = {Google}, month = {01}, year = {2012}, title = {Android ...
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BibTeX, hyperref, natbib and very long (institutional) author names in references [closed]

Edit: having tried to make a MWE the issue I was having has gone away - so please disregard! I'm having trouble with a reference to a work by MIT, I have to cite this as "Massachusetts Institute of ...
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Creating .bib file containing only the cited references of a bigger .bib file

Normally, LaTeX will only create references for the BibTeX entries cited in the text. Is there a way of extracting these entries into a different .bib file automatically? For example if I have a .bib ...
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alternative bibliography with specific entries, without assuming a global bibliography

Following question to this one. I have a long document with a (single) bibliography at the end. For some reason, at two different points in my document I cite 3 sources, and need to typeset the ...
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WinEdt failing to consider multibib bibliographies outside the main tex file [closed]

I'm using multibib with WinEdt. If my main .tex file has: \usepackage{multibib} \newcites{acks}{Acknowledgement page references} then the pdflatexify process results in all the necessary output ...
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Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends?

So, I recently delved into LaTeX for a project at work. But I’m come from the XML+XSL world, and some of LaTeX’s design is kind of difficult for me to grok. (I’m not interested in debating the ...
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How to hide URL from bibliography by using a harvard style?

I want my bibliography without URL fields. After modifying natbib here: \newcommand\harvardurl[1]{\textbf{URL:} \textit{#1}} to \newcommand\harvardurl[1]{} I noticed a blank line where the URL ...
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Displaying URL in bibliography exported from Mendeley

After following instructions from Mendeley on creating and exporting bib using bibtex, citations containing URL were incomplete in the bibliography output (url absent). For example: ...
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Allow line break in BibLaTeX output

I have an BibLaTeX entry which causes in \printbibliography command a overful hbox. How can I tell BibLaTex that a line break is allowed without a minus symbol? In my case I have a text like ...
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Citations aren't working in included file [closed]

Citations I place in included files come up as a '?', yet citations I place in the main file come up correctly. When the same citation is in both, it appears on both. I am compiling it in the order ...
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BibTeX handling of the Dutch “van” name prefix with natbib

I want to produce the following with LaTeX/BibTeX: In the running text: ... we refer the reader to the work of Van Noort (2010). In the bibliography: Thomas van Noort. An important paper. ...
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Strange bug with multibib [closed]

Could someone help me with multibib? On windows machine with texlive 2011 installed the following file hangs during compilation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multibib} ...
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Identifying unique entries in similar bibtex bibliography files

How does one identify the unique bibliographic entries in a pair of substantially overlapping bibtex bibliography files? For instance, suppose bib file a.bib has the following entries: ...