{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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Is there an (easy) way to create or personalize .bst files?

When you prepare an article for a journal (in my case, Quantum Information and Computation, Rinton Press), often they ask you to use some format for your references; in my case, the following: [1] ...
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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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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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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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Bibtex - Make Title italic, Rest Upright

Is it possible to change the behaviour/settings of bibtex so that the title (of a book, article, paper, thesis, etc.) is always italic and everyhing else (e.g. author, journal, edition, etc.) is ...
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Italicizing an Author in Biblatex

I would like to italicize the presenting author's name for conference papers in my bibliography. I am using biblatex and I don't know how to do it. (I also don't know how to do it with bibtex.) I ...
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How to create two separate indices: Subject index and Index of Authors

I am working on my thesis and I have to include in the text the Subject Index and Index of Authors. I'm using BibTeX (package natbib) and package makeidx for marking the terms for Subject index (I'm ...
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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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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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How can I use accents (like \"{o}) in \footnote?

I get following error when I use in my tex file \footnote{Shr\"{o}dinger}. When I change to \footnote{Shrodinger} there is no error. Can you give me an advice what should I do? I use BiBTeX for ...
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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 ...
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Editing bst file to underline title

I could not find an option in makebst that would make the titles of articles be underlined, however, using emphasize in an otherwise correct bst I was able to underline it. Unfortunately this makes ...
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Bibtex and Beamer

So I'm working on a presentation that will be given to a very small group of people (3-5 people) that has a lot of citations (100-200), any one of which could be interesting to the audience at a given ...
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Bibtex style issue

I need a special Bibliography-Style, as prescribed for my thesis. FOR BOOKS: [1] Surname, Forename. (Year of publication). Title(italic). Publishing-place: Publisher. FOR NEWSPAPERS: [1] Surname, ...
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Compressed / abbreviated bibliography? (Biblatex or otherwise?)

I'm writing a grant application, and I've been asked to compress my bibliography so that it looks something like this: 1. Smith, J. Nature 7, 201-204 (1999). 2. Jones, B. Cell 17, 364-369 ...
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Resolve the citations but do not include the list of references

I need to prepare a separate abstract file without the list of references. However, I do have some citations in the abstract and I want them to be resolved, but without producing the list of refs in ...
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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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How to fix BibTeX warning about missing author or key fields for webpage-type entries?

I need to reference some online databases in my LaTeX report. I have them included in my .bib file in this format: @misc{StanfordScanRep, title = {{The Stanford 3D Scanning Repository}}, howpublished ...
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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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Processing a BibTeX database based on entry type

Consider a BibTeX database (i.e. a .bib file), in which there are over 100 entries. Entry types are journal publications, conference publications, etc., all of which are published by some specific ...
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Cite in body of document, but omit from references (i.e., opposite of \nocite)

I can use \nocite to add to the references without citing in the paper. But I would like the opposite. I want to cite in the paper without adding to the references. That is, I would like to use by ...
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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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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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How to insert RTL citations in a LTR article using BibTex?

How can I insert a RTL citation (e.g Persian) in a LTR (e.g. English) article using BibTeX?
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URL field inherited despite separate cross reference item

The following code produces a list of references that contains the URL three times. I use crossreferencing to save space. Is there a way to get rid of the URL in the entries that refere to a main ...
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Citing Wikipedia with APA Formatting and BibTeX

Wikipedia's entry on citing Wikipedia says that APA formatting requires that their page on plagiarism be formatted as: Plagiarism. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from ...
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warning: found " at brace-depth zero in string (TeX accents in BibTeX should be inside braces)

What does this error message from BibDesk mean? warning: found " at brace-depth zero in string (TeX accents in BibTeX should be inside braces) Does it mean I can't use \"{a} in BibTeX? Instead ...
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Apacite: suppress initials intext?

I am writing a doctoral thesis and I am using APAcite to set the references in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Mostly this has worked perfectly fine, but I would like to suppress the ...
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natbib: Error when citing paper with similar authors and same year

I get a strange error when I try cite two certain papers in the same document, when I use the natbib package (with numbers option enabled). If I trim the author list or change the year of either ...
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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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Parentheses around superscript citations in article

I need to change the custom format of bibliography citations to fulfil the requirements of a Conference. In this case, I am using an article document with unsrt bibliography style. The citations ...
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Accents in BibTeX [duplicate]

When using BibTeX, I am happy enough adding accents where appropriate. For example @article{key, author="Th{\'e}venaz, Jacques", title={Permutation Representations Arising from Simplicial Complexes}, ...
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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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Non-English in-text citation

I have changed the language setting in my lyx document to Danish but my in-text citations still read e.g. (Jones and Jones, 2013) and not (Jones og Jones, 2013) which would be the Danish equivalent. ...
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Show all available fields in references

I'm using bibtex and I create my references with \bibliography{myref}. My question is what to do so that everything is shown. An example: @misc{Clason, author = {Clason,Christian}, title = ...
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BibTeX warning on extra title field

I am using TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX for compiling. I have the following BibTeX entry: @INPROCEEDINGS{cwang10, author={Cong Wang and Cuirong Wang and Ying Yuan}, booktitle={Cyber-Enabled Distributed ...
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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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Problem using \noopsort to sort on 'year' using natbib

In my efforts to familiarise myself with BIBTeX and natbib, I've been playing with the xampl.bib database which is shipped with the TeXLive 2011 distribution. I created a document (using the ...
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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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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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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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How to reference a patent with BibTeX?

What is the best entity to use with BibTeX in order to reference a patent or patent application?
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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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To have L^{p} in Bibtex?

One article has words $L^{p}$ boundedness in the title. How can you have such an operator in Bibtex?
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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 warning that optional fields are empty

I've got the following .bib file (Material.bib): @manual{GHCUserGuide, author = {The GHC Team}, title = {The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System User's Guide}, number = {7.6.3}, ...
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Override default cite tooltip

I'm trying to add a tooltip to each inline citation. So far I've almost got it working using pdfcomment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colorlinks=true]{hyperref} \usepackage{pdfcomment} ...
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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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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 ...