{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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How do I make a bibtex style file compatible with natbib author citations

I'm trying to convert my manuscript to PloS Comp Bio style. They provide a BibTeX style file. This works fine for inline citations with \usepackage[numbers,sort&compress]{natbib} (i.e. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there widely used alternatives to BibTeX that define their own file format?

For the institute I work at, we plan to automatically generate bibliography entries for widely used reference managment systems. In another question, someone said that I shouldn't bother with BibTeX ...
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What is the easiest way to generate a compact bibliography?

In a beamer presentation I want to use the \nocite{*} macro, so all entries in the bib file will be included, regardless whether I actually cited an entry or not. However, this yields a rather long ...
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How does BibTeX sort references?

How does LaTeX sort references as it is causing the first reference I have used to be numbered as [2] in the document rather than [1]. See below: Technology has been introduced in various ways within ...
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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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Are there any command for producing the BibTeX logo?

we all know \TeX produces the TeX logo and \LaTeX produces the LaTeX logo. But there seems no command like \BibTeX for producing the BibTeX logo, while Wikipedia adopts a complicated workaround: ...
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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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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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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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Is there a bibstyle for the Nature journal?

I'm writing a manuscript to submit to this journal, and I'm using bibtex. Problem is: I can't find any bibliography style files that comply to the demands of the journal. Does anyone know if there's a ...
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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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Improving a workflow for importing BibTeX citations

I am hoping to draw upon the expertise of other LaTeX/BibTeX user to help improve a common workflow of mine. Currently, I download and import BibTex citations from the likes of ...
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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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Capital Ø (Scandinavian letter) in Bibtex

I know that I can preserve capital letters in Bibtex with curly braces, and that I can type Scandinavian letters like æøå as \ae{} \o{} \aa{}. But what do I do to force the capital letters ÆØÅ? ...
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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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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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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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How can I number the references in a bibliography irrespective of their order of appearance in a document?

I'm putting together a linguistics bibliography using lsalike.bib and lsalike.sty. I'm generating it by using \nocite{*} and would like the references to be numbered (but kept in the usual order). ...
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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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Is it possible to use sql database for BibTeX?

I have and extensive database with references in form of an SQL database. How can I use this information in BibTeX?
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Open brace in BibTeX fields

How can I enter the following title (of an imaginary book) in a Bib(La)TeX entry: "How to use { in Bib(La)TeX?" BibTeX suggests that braces can be backslash-escaped, but both BibTeX processor and ...
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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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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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How can I access specific elements of a Bibtex entry in my Latex document?

I keep all my sources in the one Bibtex file, and noticed in Jabref that there's a "review" field. I thought this would be a handy place to keep notes while doing a literature review, and was ...
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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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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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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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BibTeX and beamer

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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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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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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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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Best Windows tool for managing .bib files to be later processed by biblatex?

I think this topic is not specifically covered by none of the existing questions about biblatex. Sorry if I am wrong. I am planning to use biblatex to include and manage references in my LaTeX ...
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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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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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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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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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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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biblatex-chicago etoolbox error: Invalid boolean Expression

I am using bibtex as the backend for my biblatex bibliography but there seems to be some clash between it and the etoolbox package that I don't understand. This is on a fresh install of TeXlive 2014. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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' 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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Bluebook support in Latex?

I need to write a paper conforming with the blue book standards. Has there been any move on creating packages that support blue book-style formatting and citations? Or should I get ready to do a ...