{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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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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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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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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Natbib + BibTeX: How can you show the bibliography in order of appearance AND numbered?

I'm trying to numerate the references list but having them ordered in order of appearance. I can't find how to do that anywhere. The code is, more or less, like this \usepackage[round, sort, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the best way to cite a photo from wikimedia?

I'm wanting to cite this image here, in a piece of work I'm doing. As I'm using biblatex what's the best method of citing it?
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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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amsalpha-like bibtex style with manual labels

I want to do amsalpha style citation with BibTeX, except that I want to have manual control over the key/labels (e.g., [ABC09]). Is there an option for this?
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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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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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Replace 'and' with ampersand in bibliography and parenthetical citations using BibLaTeX

By default, author-year style in BibLaTeX uses the word 'and' before the last author. I would like to retain this for in-text citations, but would like to replace 'and' with an ampersand (&) in ...
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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 ...