{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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IEEEtran bibliography — “germanify” it

For a paper at university we have to use the IEEE style -- which can be done using IEEEtran LaTeX file. What we also have to take care of, though, is that the bibliography is German as well. Using ...
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How to use a non-ASCII character, such as a Greek letter, in bibtex?

This is the title of the journal article: Verification of a sliding window protocol in µCRL and PVS. This is the bibtex file for the same: @article{journals/fac/BadbanFGPP05, added-at = ...
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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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How to share buildable LaTeX source when the bibliography is not accessible to all parties?

We write scientific papers with contributing authors in multiple companies. My company maintains a bibliography file which provides all references and which resides inside our company network and is ...
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Biblatex and custom bibtex entries - is it possible?

Is it possible to have entries in a bib file with custom @entry types? For example, below I have entries I've created for a legal encyclopaedia and a United Nations document. ...
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ISBN-13 in bibtex

What is the proper way to put an ISBN-13 number into a bibtex entry? What do I have to do to make it show up in the bibliography? I have the following book: Landmarks of Tomorrow: A Report on the ...
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Omitting fields in Bibliography

When building my bibliography using the \bibliographystyle{plainnat} The output looks like [88] G. R. Ruetsch and M. R. Maxey. Small-scale features of vorticity and pas- sive scalar fields ...
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Achemso superscript for numbered bib

I am not all that experienced in using the achemso style package. I am trying to prepare an article for Environmental science & research. They want the references as super-scripted numbers in the ...
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BibTeX writes “pages” where it should be “page”

In a book I'm citing, the pages are numbered as following: X-Y, where X is the chapter number and Y is the number of the page in that chapter. For example, the fifth page of the third chapter would be ...
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' symbol in BibTeX style file

I'm trying to read about .bst files from Tame the Beast. On page 38, there is this example for an and function: FUNCTION {and} { 'skip$ { pop$ #0 } if$ } What does the ' in front of skip ...
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Two questions on biblatex: impression vs. edition & editorial roles

A: I've come accross quite a few books which state in the frontmatter that the book which I am holding in my hands is not the first edition of 1982 but (example 1) a "new impression with new ...
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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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Can bibtex fields be referenced like variables?

Can I revise the following bibtex entry to avoid duplicating the author's name, without defining a @string? @misc{key, author = "Joe Blogs", title = "Title", year = "2014", note = ...
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BibTeX Warning----empty title

I'm trying to compile my bib references with natbib and \bibliographystyle{nature}. To my uttermost surprise BibTeX reports that some of the entries have an empty title, while IMHO the title is not ...
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Multiple bibliographies and one global bibliography - all with global labels

What I want is the following: I have a tex file with several \sections, each with their own bibliography at the end and their own bib file. In every section several entries of the bib file are \cited ...
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Remove URL in IEEEtran bibliography

The question refers to the topic: Disabling URLs in bibliography Could you think of a solution, which allows to have the URL in bibliography entry or not depending on the entry type. I. e. remove the ...
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biblatex: per-entry language switching

According to biblatex manual (p.24), the hyphenation field in a bib-entry switches language on per-entry basis: hyphenation field The language of the bibliography entry. The identifier must be ...
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Referencing a B.S. Thesis

LaTeX only offers @mastersthesis or @phdthesis, but no bachelor's thesis. I tried to keep the reference as @misc, but the university name doesn't appear. So I just used @mastersthesis and typed ...
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BibTex/Natbib: References with exactly three authors require all authors on first occurence and first author et al on further occurences

I'm writing a paper for a journal (MNRAS, the UK Royal Astronomical society journal) which requires that when I cite any papers with exactly three authors, I need to give the full author list at the ...
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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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Can I have two different styles of bibliography in the same document?

It is possible in the same document, change the style of bibliography? I want the bibliography by chapters arranged in order of appearance. (I use unsrt), but I want the general bibliography in ...
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biblatex: getting rid of ›nodate‹ where it's inappropriate

biblatex now has the habit of printing an (n.d.) ("no date") when a publication doesn't come with a date of publication specified, as is the case sometimes with grey literature and other obscure ...
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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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Bibtex link word “AND” with different translations in a single bibliography

In a thesis, I refer to english publications and some old publications written in french or german. So in my text I have that kind of references: [Billy and John], [Pierre and Paul], [Helmut and ...
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bibtex author field: multiple spellings

I have an author who has a cryllic spelling and a romanized spelling. Thus, I'd like him to be listed in the bibliography as: Alexander Pushkin (Алекса́ндр Пу́шкин). However, hacking around with the ...
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Print Bibliography Only

I need to generate my references separately from the main document (i.e., one pdf with the content and one with the bibliography). I achieved this the following way: To generate the pdf lacking ...
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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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McGill Style for Legal Citation for Latex

I was curious if there was a style package for the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 7th Edition, or affectionally known as the McGill citation style? I found LawTex, however it uses the ...
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How to convert .bib generated by Mendeley for use with amsrefs

I'm using TeX live 2010. I have a .bib file generated from Mendeley, and I want to use that with amsrefs, but it's confusing and the amsrefs documentation is somewhat hard to follow: how do I ...
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Is there a program/script to check BibTeX files against compliance (e.g. APA style)? [closed]

Is there a program or a script to check BibTeX files against compliance against a standard (e.g. APA style)? For example, author with two initials should be stored with the two initials separated ...
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Working with Bib files in Word/LibreOffice

I've a huge database of books in .bib files. Are there any ways to import this database into Microsoft Word, Open Office, Libre Office etc.?
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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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Peerage titles in the author field in BibTeX

I am citing "The Theory of Sound" by John William Strutt (more commonly known as Baron Rayleigh). How should his name appear in the author field in BibTeX? Currently I have: @book{Ray94, ...
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Inline citations with only author, title and year

I would like to put a few reference inside a beamer presentation. Adding a full fledge bibliography is certainly awkward but the output of the \fullcite command from the biblatex pacakge is too ...
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Why this bibtex entry give me a 'undefined control sequence'?

Having this bibtex entry in file.bib: @ARTICLE{Silva2007, author = {Newton José Rodrigues da Silva and Jean-Eudes Beuret and Olivier Mikolasek and Guy Fontenelle and Lionel Dabbadie and Maria Inez ...
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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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Bibliography not compiling

I have a latex file for my dissertation wherein I include several chapters. Everthing (\ref, figures) compiles file except my bibliography. Scouring the internet does me no help as this seems to be ...
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Remove comma after title ending with questionmark

I am using a bit modified bibtex style but with quite common base. It is based on utphys 2.7 which is based on "IEEE Transactions bibliography style (29-Jan-88 version)" I'd like to remove comma ...
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Having references in the same latex file

Is there a way to have references in the same latex file (i.e. instead of having the references in a separate .bib file)
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How to use @STRING variables in the note field of a .bib file?

I defined a @STRING in my .bib file as follows: @STRING{mytext = {Last accessed: }} This is an entry in the bibliography. @ARTICLE{knuth:1974, author = {Knuth, Donald E.}, title = {{C}omputer ...
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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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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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Natbib In-Text Citation displays (author?)

I have taken a look through many other questions on this subject but cannot seem to fix my issue. Essentially while references display correctly I cannot get the author citation to appear in my text ...
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Converting bib database into csv

I have a bibliography on a subject (don't matter what subject it is, there is about 20 different files and about 1000 records). I need to convert it into csv (or any other table format which can be ...
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Using BibTex entries directly in .tex file

Is there any way to use BibTex entries in thebibliography environment like following: \begin{thebibliography}{9} @article{greenwade93, author = "George D. Greenwade", title = "The ...
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Hyphenating a number in the BibTeX pages field

Some journals, such as Phys. Rev. B., use unusual page numbering conventions, such as 081401-1–081401-4. (Depending on the way this gets rendered by your computer, you may not be able to discern that ...
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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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When running Bibtex with a statement that has a comma at the end, this is obscuring real problems

When I run bibtex on document with a citation such as \cite{European00Presidency} and the .bib entry looks like this: @MISC{European00Presidency, author = {European Council,}, title = ...
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LaTeX doesn't recognize “et al.” in the Bibliography

I'm using Jabref to manage my Bibliography. Sometimes, I put directly: First Author et al. when adding the article author's name in Jabref. When compiling my .tex file, LaTeX doesn't recognize ...
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Change citation conjunction from “and” to “i”

How can I change the citation conjunction from english "and" to catalan "i"? Otherwise Author = {Kirk, D. and MacPhail, A.}, would get cited as (Kirk and MacPhail, 2002) when it should be (Kirk i ...