{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 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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texify: how to invoke bibtex8 instead of bibtex?

Suppose that I need to run bibtex8.exe -B -c cp1251.csf or something like that in order to produce correct bibliography list; cp1251.csf comes with the gost package but it makes no difference in the ...
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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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What is the proper way to cite a legal document?

I need to cite some decrees in my essay for philosophy of science class. I believe it is a common problem, so there should be a standardized way. Thanx.
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Biblatex: submitting to a journal

Suppose that I moved from BibTeX to biblatex. With BibTeX I just copied the content of .bbl file into final version of my paper before submitting it to a journal. What should I do at same stage having ...
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Crossrefs not showing up in bibliography with biblatex

I'm using BibDesk for mac (just a front-end for creating and maintaining a BibTex file) and BibLaTeX-mla. The problem I'm having is that as long as I'm setting BibLaTeX to style=mla, then the citation ...
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How to customize .bst files

Hi all as I'm trying to make citations according to norm ISO 690-2 I faced "decapitalisation" of BibTeX entries, see: BibTeX loses capitals when creating bbl file. That was for plain style. Now I ...
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Typeset references without newlines between entries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reduce bibliography to one line Is it possible to typeset references without inserting a new line between items, i.e. to make the references section look something like: ...
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How to make my own reference for some arbitrary weblink

How could I make my own reference (bibtex or other) to some arbitrary weblink like http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/anlp/slides/anlp13.pdf so that it appears under the 'References' of the PDF ...
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BibTeX, citing a podcast

What's the best way to cite a podcast using BibTeX, to match the Chicago Manual of Style? My guesses are: online, misc, audio, music. It's a recorded lecture, if that matters.
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Acronyms in Bibtex

Is it possible to add acronyms to a bibTeX file? I have a bibTeX entry that looks like the following when printed with natbib: And when used within the text it looks like: I would like it to show ...
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Edit bibitem labels in BibDesk

For those who use BibDesk on OS X, is there a way to add labels to bibitem entries through the UI? A way to put "label" into the BibTeX item like: \bibitem[label]{key}? When items with labels are ...
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Alternatives to bibtex2html

As the title says, are there viable alternatives to bibtex2html for converting bibliographic entries to HTML? I am specifically looking for some command-line utility allowing to export a bib files ...
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Up-to-date TUGboat bibliography database

Where can I find machine-readable bibliographic data for at least all publicly-available TUGboat articles? I've found CTAN:/info/digests/tugboat/t-of-c/, but that doesn't seem to have been updated ...
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Using BibTeX with latexmk

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows XP. I have the following directory structure for my document: D:\MyTeX D:\MyTeX\BibTeX D:\MyTeX\IPMcast File latexmkrc contains the line: $bibtex = 'bibtex ...
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Merge bibtex citations

Can one automate the construction of a BibTeX bibliography which includes all the bibliographic entries from multiple separate LaTeX documents? The documents I have in mind have citations in common, ...
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Using a 'corporate author' in the “author” field of a bibliographic entry (spelling out the name in full)

I want to list a company name in the author field of a bibliographic entry: @book{CUDA, author = {NVIDIA Corporation}, title = {NVIDIA CUDA Compute Unified Device Architecture Programming ...
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BibTeX loses capitals when creating .bbl file

Titles of articles I'm about to cite contain uppercase letters and when using BibTeX it converts them in lowercase ones. This happens only in title and only first letter conserves it's case. For ...
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BibTeX style always uses ampersand regardless of choice in makebst

I've now twice generated a bst file using makebst. Regardless of my choice when asked whether to use "and" or "&" for 3+ authors in the reference list, the style always uses "&". I would very ...
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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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How to change title style bibtex bibliography?

How to change font variant of title to italics? Currently only books have titles in italics but misc, article and booklet have normal font variant. I'm using plain BIBTeX style.
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removing a space in a citation using BibTex [closed]

I'm a BibTex neophyte, and this one problem is driving me crazy. The .bst file I am modifying uses the number variable identically for both conference paper and journal citations, which is not what ...
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German Umlauts in BibTeX

I have the following BibTeX source @INPROCEEDINGS{Lincke2008, author = {Rüdiger Lincke and Jonas Lundberg and Welf Löwe}, title = {Comparing software metrics tools.}, booktitle = {ISSTA}, ...
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Is there a way to automatically generate \bibitem entries from a bibtex file?

I have a LaTeX document with bibliography done using bibtex (so I have a .bib file). However, looks like my current collaborator is not familiar with bibtex and doesn't want to get familiar (as he is ...
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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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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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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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BiBTeX in WinEdt

I have a problem. Using WinEdt try to make my bibliography with the bibtex file. But get the following message This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c (MiKTeX 2.8) The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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Mapping from Unicode character to LaTeX-Symbol for BibTeX?

I'm writing a little BibTeX exporter for the publication database of my institute. We do have a lot of authors with all kind of weird characters in their names, which get the "WTF is ...
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BibDesk-like software for Windows

I'm not sure if this is a proper question for this site. But since TeX and bibliographic citations are closely linked, I'll go ahead. I have just started using BibDesk and "I like it" is an ...
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Why the ugly .". in my unpublished citations?

Just as a preamble, I use MikTex 2.8, the latest TeXworks for Windows, the natbib package, JabRef to manage my citations, and the pdfLatex option in TeXworks for compilation. When I cite an ...
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URLs break compilation

Just as a preamble, I use MikTex 2.8, the latest TeXworks for Windows, the natbib, hyperref, and pdftex packages, JabRef to manage my citations, and the pdfLatex option in TeXworks for compilation. ...
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Why does BibTeX sometimes recognize “quoted” field entries and sometimes just {braced} entries? [closed]

Consider the following BibTeX entry: @article{kit11, author = "Kit", title = "My article", journal = "2011 Journal", year = "2011"} BibTeX complains: Warning--empty author in kit11 ...
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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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Strange unrecognized control sequence error with beamer.

I was trying to include bibliography in my presentation. But when I try to include bibliography I get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \beamer@sort #1#2->\long \def \beamer@todo ...
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How to cite OMG specifications?

I have to cite several OMG standards and specifications in a paper, such as MOF, UML, etc. What's the best BibTeX entry format to do so? These are not articles or conference papers. They are not ...
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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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Bibliography style like ieeetr

Are there any bibliography styles that supports both ordering as in ieeetr and author-year (ie. John et al.)?
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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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What is the difference between bibtex and biblatex?

I've been reading about biblatex more and more on here. What is the difference between it and bibtex? Why should I switch to biblatex? Seeing the documentation doesn't seem too mature (or accessible ...
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Force TeXworks to refresh bib file

I don't quite know the mechanics behind bibliography and BiBTeX. I am using TeXworks to write a document, I modify the bib file with an external application. When I typeset the document (Ctrl+T), it ...
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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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Reference to URL not showing up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: URL of cited web site in bibliography I want this reference to a URL to show up, but it doesn't. This is how I add the entry in the bib file. I've also tried it as ...
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How to add URL access date to MLA or APA

I'm currently using the mla-good.bst file for natbib (available as mla-good.bst.zip), but I suppose I don't really care if I use APA or MLA, so I may switch later. The problem I am having is that I ...
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Set custom bibtex call in Vim latex suite on windows (to add --include-directory)

I would like to use one .bib file for everything and not have to keep a copy in each project's folder. By reading around I see that if I were calling bibtex manually, then I could add the string ...
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Preserving capitalization in BibTeX titles [duplicate]

I use the LaTeX wikibook a lot and found this solution to preserving capitalization in titles, which is to wrap letters (or whole titles) in curly braces. The phrase "In the event that BibTeX has been ...
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xelatex+bibtex ignores my \bibstyle definition

Here is the relevant part of the preamble: \usepackage[natbib=true]{biblatex} \bibstyle{huszak} \bibliography{references.bib} I have a huszak.bst file in the same directory as the document. I ...
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How to escape the & (ampersand) character in BibTeX?

I would like to put a & character in a BibTeX publisher tag. Thus far I have tried: \& {&} {\&} "&" with the full value enclosed in curly braces and double quotes. No matter ...
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Accented (French) characters in BibTeX database

I am having some difficulty using French letters in my LaTeX document. In my bibliography, I have this reference: @article{CLDM03, title={A Cinematography System for Virtual Storytelling}, ...
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Sorting the bibliography by entry type

I am using BibTeX. For overall configuration I use a .cls file. I am looking for a way to sort the bibliography in this order: Books, articles, and miscellaneous. Currently all types of materials get ...