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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 to manage conference proceedings in BiBTeX?

I am writing my bachelor thesis. I have found an article which is part of a conference's proceedings. It's like a book with a whole collection of articles that were submitted for the conference. I use ...
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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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Handling quotes inside quotes in a bibliographic field

I have an entry in my bib file of the form @conference{abc, author = "Some name", title = ""This is inside quote" and outside quote content", . . . } when I check this entry through jabref, I get ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...