{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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No hyper refs from citation to bibliography using BiBTeX, hyperref and harvard

I am trying to get internal hyperrefs from citation to the bibliography page. I am using BiBTeX, the harvard package, the hyperref package with optional [hidelinks]. The latter works fine to me on the ...
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How to give BibTeX author names with diacritics and hyphen?

I am trying to give a bibtex record for an author whose name contains a diacritic and a hyphen. You may take this name as an example: Klopotsko Müller-Wachtendonk According to this answer I ...
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Citing TikZ and other packages

In some areas of maths, it is advised to cite mathematical and drawing software you use to make your computations and drawings. Since I draw in TikZ, I would like to know how officially cite the ...
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Is BibTeX sensitive to white-space?

I'm writing a BibTeX parser and I was wondering if I ever need to preserve the white space in the input file, or if I can safely ignore it. More specifically: Is title={Title} identical to title={ ...
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Elegant way to make entire citation bold

Is it possible to make an entire reference appear bold in the references section when using BibTeX? I'm using the IEEE templates and .bst. I found this related question, but is there a more elegant ...
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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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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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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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Issue with Springer spbasic

I'm using natbib for an article to be published in a Springer journal. These are their official TeX/bibtex styles, which include a tex template and some bibtex/natbib styles. If I use ...
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Citing a Series of Articles with BibTeX

I use BibTeX and BibDesk to manage my bibliography. What I would like to do is cite a series of articles with only one citation in the bibliography. This seems to have become fairly standard practice ...
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“and” in Author Name

I was sure to find the answer to this rightaway, but somehow it didn't show up. I'm trying to add an organization as an author with "and" inside the name. Like: @MISC{secfindings, author = ...
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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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No comma between multiple authors in bibliography

I am trying to write a paper and at the bibliography I have several titles which contain multiple authors. I want a comma to appear between them, but even if in the bib file I write the authors with ...
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Bibtex: unsrt and crossref

I'm writing a paper for which the bibliographic style is unsrt (imposed by the editor). I use texlive 2010 and latexmk for compilation. I try to use crossref for inproceedings entries in my bib file. ...
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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 make citations appear within square brackets [ ] instead of parentheses ( )?

I'm using a this freely downloadable latex class file and the style is set to \bibliographystyle{ieeetr}. But when I cite something with \cite{} I get it inside (). For example I get it as abc et ...
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Transforming the .bib file to get upper cases

With the following entry in the .bib file @ARTICLE{a1, AUTHOR="M., J. J.", TITLE="My Sample Title", JOURNAL="Journal Name", pages="132--234", YEAR=2000` } and with \bibliographystyle{plain} in the ...
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How to validate (check) a biblatex .bib file?

How can I validate the correctness a biblatex .bib file? Where validate means checking for: Duplicate keys Missing mandatory fields What tools do you use?
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How to organize a .bib file edited by hand?

Normally I use zotero and its bibtex/biblatex export tool to create a .bib file. But this method doesn't put you in charge of the bibliography and you could reproduces errors in the references if ...
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Pass variable from LaTeX to bibtex (for easy anonymization)?

I typically use a variable for my name in .bib bibliography entries, for instance: @String {myname = "Prof. Dr. Hortensia Audactor"} String {myname = "Anonymized" } @article{audactor2005pflanzen, ...
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URLs in bibliography: LaTeX not breaking line as expected

I am trying to include long URLs in a bibliography, but those often overflow into the margin of the document. I have seen a number of questions about breaking URLs in bibliography, but after trying ...
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Debugging a custom-bib bst file that crashes on book items

I created my own bibliography file with custom-bib (makebst), but when I run it with a reference to a book I get: $ bibtex PhD [...normal output] Database file #1: PhD.bib You can't pop an empty ...
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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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Sort by author in Alpha bibliography

Using the alpha bibliography style, citations are sorted by the citation key. I'd like to use the same style of authors-year citation keys (e.g., [CP92]) but have the bibliography sorted by the first ...
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Override first/last name splitting for one entry in BibTeX

I want to preserve the ordering of the author field and avoid the automatic abbreviations, and only that, for this specific entry. I have something like: @TECHREPORT{abcd2012, author = {Free ...
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BibTeX equivalent with CiteULike support?

There was recently a question about finding BibTeX formatted citations, which listed CiteULike. I would love to take the shortcut, and replace the BibTeX executable with cultex, which takes CiteULike ...
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the 'proper' way to cite the earliest publication date in brackets, followed by the publication date of the recent version used – ASA style

See update on 2013-11-12 10:26:36Z below regarding my final solution In the American Sociological Association Style Guide. 3rd ed. (p. 2 [PDF link!]) it is explained and demonstrated how to cite a ...
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What is the correct way to signal the end a LaTeX command?

I am writing a LaTeX export feature for my database. To this end, I am doing a symbol-by-symbol transformation of special characters in latin-1 text fields to LaTeX macros, such as _ to \_, ~ to ...
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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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Annotated Bibliography

I'm trying to create an annotated bibliography. Here's my .tex document: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \title{Annotated Bibliography} \begin{document} \nocite{*} \bibliography{annotatedbib} ...
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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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BibTeX with Plain TeX

The manpage of bibtex says that it can be used with both LaTeX and TeX. However, I did not find any resource how to do it and also no TeX book of mine explains it. Can someone provide a minimalistic ...
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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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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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Converting to bibitem in LaTeX

For a conference I have to put the references in \bibitem format. After, Googling I came up with this solution by Web page: Create a refs.bib file with all the BibTeX entries, which are easily ...
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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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Where the .bst file comes in

On page 29 of Tame the Beast, it says "Roughly speaking, BibTEX reads three files, in the following order: The .aux file first, where it finds the name of the style file to be used, the name of the ...
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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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Make PhD citations say “dissertation” rather than thesis

At my school, PhD works are generally referred to as dissertations rather than theses. My bibtex file has this entry: @phdthesis{Alsolami2012Auth, title = {An examination of keystroke ...
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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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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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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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RefTeX: shortcut to open the .bib file of the current document

I would like the have a simple keyboard shortcut/command in emacs that opens the .bib file of the current (possible multifile) document. This should be possible with RefTeX, as it can figure out the ...
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Citing references in order [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Citing a range of papers (using numeric keys)? I notice that in some papers, people cite references as [1-5], or as [1,2,3]. The idea is that their references are ...
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Citing a Reprint of an Article in BibTeX

How do I cite a reprint of a given article? I want to cite the postscript of Lewis's Counterpart Theory & QML which only appears in his Philosophical Paper vol. 1. I have the info in my bibtex ...
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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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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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transferring inline citations from MS word to LaTex

I'm converting a MS Word document into a LaTeX document. I have >100 references and would like to know the easiest way to convert all the inline citations from my MS Word document to my LaTeX ...
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bibtex: URL and DOI line breaks on different characters

In my references, I want to allow DOI's to break on a slash '/' character (or as a last resort on any character) to avoid underfull lines like the third reference below. Note that URL's are already ...
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How to enter an author name that has a surname and a Junior component but no first name?

In BibTeX and biblatex, it is well known that an author's name can have up to four components -- the firstname, von, surname, and Jr components. (The von component will turn out to be irrelevant for ...