{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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Displaying the title of a BibTeX entry when using the APA document class

When referring to a book, I can use \citeA[p.~10]{AuthorYear} to display the authors name and other citation information. Is there a convenient way to have the in-text citation display the title of a ...
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Automatically reduce long authors list

I've found this topic which is very near to my problem: BibTex: How can I automatically reduce long author lists to "xxx et al."? I'd like to use natdin though. Can anyone help me with the code?
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BibTeX author tag string limitation

I've stumbled upon a limitation within BibTeX. I have to cite a medline entry which admittedly has a huge list of authors. When I take them all, LaTeX refuses to compile my document, when they're ...
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Edition field in BibTeX: How to use “custom” entries?

As far as I know the recommended way to fill the edition field for BiBTeX entries is to use write out ordinal numbers capitalized such as edition = {Second} BibTeX then usually outputs "second ...
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Dissertation: How to customize *.bst?

I am almost finished with my PhD thesis (of course in TeX) :) I was looking for hours for a nice bib style which fits the requirements of the Prof, then I looked into the *.bst which rather confused ...
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Unable to generate references using .bib in Texlipse

I'm writing a LaTeX file using Texlipse. So here is my LaTeX file: \documentclass[10pt,psfig,letterpaper,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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biblatex: How to build a testing environment

Maybe the question is also of interest beyond biblatex but here's the thing: I recently published my biblatex style biblatex-fiwi and I'm always having trouble making sure that updates don't lead to ...
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Using BibTeX file .bib in creating an authors index [closed]

Is there any way to automatically create an authors index from a BibTeX .bib file? Not related to what is actually cited in the text? All I have found up till now was the authorindex package and this ...
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Modifying referencing and bibliography style on converted LaTeX file

Zotero stuffed up my referencing, so I'm thinking to convert the .odt to .tex using the export feature of LibreOffice Writer. When I export from LibreOffice Writer, I don't get a bibliography, and ...
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Compatibility of bibtex and biblatex bibliography files?

In the answer to bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib the advantages and disadvantages of Biber vs. BibTeX (and of natbib vs. biblatex) were explained. However, one point was omitted: The question ...
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Multiple LaTeX files using the same bibliography

I have multiple different LaTeX files each which draw their bibliography from the same .bib file. When they compile I want them to share one bibliography file that is a separate PDF file. For ...
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Only author's initials in BibTeX natbib using named style

I have a BibTeX file with a mix of entries, some with full author's names and some with just initials. I would like my typeset bibliography to only use initials. Is there a way to do this? I have the ...
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Internet citation using APA

I'm looking for a way to include Internet citations in my bibliography and 'print' them using APA style. Currently I have natbib and apa-good.bst, but from what I've been able to gleam from Google, ...
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How to write properly multiple authors in bibtex file?

I use Jabref to store all articles i need and bibtex4word add-on (in MS Word) to maintain the reference list. So, i would like to know hot to fill properly the "author" field in Jabref with multiple ...
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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib und the chicago style as bibliography style. I am trying to cite a web site, but in the bibliography the URL (given in the BibTeX entry) is not printed. Is there a simple solution ...
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Is it possible to have back references after each chapter with a single main.bib file?

I'm using LaTeX + BibTeX to write my dissertation. I have one separate .tex file for each chapter. And I'll generate one bibliography for each chapter. But all the references are from the same file ...
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Biblatex: Defining author = {} so that it leads to [Keine Autorenangabe] (engl. “no credits”) in the output

I am using biblatex for a paper in linguistics. A friend of mine used the entry "[ohne Autorenangabe]" (engl. something like "no credits") where the sources lacked of an author what holds for example ...
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How do I use APA-style citations with BibTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to APA 6th in LaTex? I am just getting started with BibTeX for the first time, and wondering how do I can use APA format. I assume there's more than one way to do ...
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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 ...