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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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Using Harvard referencing style

Can someone point me to some good instructions and resources on how to setup Harvard referencing style (a.k.a. Author-year) with bibtex in a LaTeX document? The final formatting of the bibliography ...
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what are pitfalls when using doi as bibtexkey?

A very common scheme for bibtexkeys is FirstauthornameYYYY like Bohr1922. This scheme is not well suited for collaborating in teams because of collisions (Bohr1922a vs. Bohr1922b if there were many ...
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Why does biber increase compilation time (pdflatex) dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latemk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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Compile error when using \bibliography: “can only use in preamble”

I have a main file and a references.bib file I want to use. The relevant code in my main file to my file is this: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{biblatex} ... \section{References} ...
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Empty reference slide in beamer

Help, my pdf displays an empty reference page. Here is my code. \documentclass[12pt, xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \usetheme{Goettingen} ...
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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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Bibtex for mac not working

I use a Mac. I have a a .tex file called references test.tex. I have (what I think is) a plaintext file called sample1.bib. The files are super minimal. The references test.tex file looks like this: ...
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Citations in Beamer that don't line feed

This is what I wrote in example1.tex: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{newcent} \setbeamertemplate{bibliography entry title}{} \setbeamertemplate{bibliography entry location}{} ...
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Putting a bibliography citation at bottom of beamer slide

I read Place bibliography items at bottom of frame and tried making my own .bib file with just one entry. The entry is nothing out of the ordinary: @book{Saussure1995, Author = {Ferdinand de ...
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Where does BibDesk store its BibTeX style sheets?

Where are the BibTeX style sheets that can be used by "Preferences -> TeX preview" in BibDesk? I would like to add my own.
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Series Editor for InCollection

I need a "series editor" field to finish my record. I am using a @InCollection in my BibTeX file. Using the "note" field the name of the editor is put at the end of the record and I prefer the ...
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Lyx - hebrew titles (in bibtex) and hebrew text in document does not work

i am writing a thesis on israeli media in lyx, that means i have citations and newspaper articles (in bibtex) that are hebrew. both - writing in hebrew in the document and citing a hebrew source does ...
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citing from zotero for workflow in emacs/AUCTex

I am trying to develop a workflow as I begin writing my dissertation (in the social sciences). I am using emcas as my LaTeX editor, Zotero as my citation manager, and Linux Mint as OS. I had a ...
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Change the lay-out of the bibliography

I just started a major project which presumably will grow up to 70 pages, including quite some for my bibliography. So I want that to look neat and orderly. Until now, I have been satisfied with the ...
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Cite a bibliography entry without making authors appear

I need to cite a bibliography entry on the text. I've got the following code: % packages included before begin document \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage{bibentry} \nobibliography* % citation inside ...
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Capitalization of bibentry with bold and colored text?

In my bibliography, I want the paper title to be capitalised, red, and bold. That's why my bibtex entries look like this: @inproceedings{2015-3, Author = {\textbf{James Bond}}, Booktitle = ...
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Handling the nobility particle in bibliography

The surnames with a nobility particle (e.g. "de Sample", or "van Sample") are being listed in the bibliography in the alphabetical order by the first letter of the particle (e.g. "van Sample" is ...
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Dash sign in file .bib is double when compile it to pdf file

Why bibtext file: ... pages = "419-444", ... generates 419--444 for me in pdf?
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Tex capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size = 5000]

This is the error I am getting since I have added some new references to my .bib file. I think is more than a filled stack. Any ideas? references.bib It was requested a minimum working example but I ...
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Style file is altering my citation key

I need to have a citation inside a chapter title like such: \chapter{blah blah \cite{key}} The style file that I have for following university formatting guides (found here) capitalizes titles and ...
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Beamer `\bibliographystyle{alpha}` force no plus symbol

I am referencing in beamer with \bibliography{myFile.bib} and \bibliographystyle{alpha} The following label is produced for three authors or less: [ABC14] The following label is produced for ...
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Change ieeetran bibliography to have two different author formats

I am working with BibTex. Currently I am using an edited version of the ieeetran.bst (http://www.dlsi.ua.es/wemis09/styles/IEEEtran.bst). I still need one more edit but I am currently not sure how to ...
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How to modify bibliography sorting with multibib?

I'm using multibib to generate a list of publications for my cv (using moderncv). The problem is that the entries are sorted alphabetically, whereas I'd like them to be sorted by year, with the newest ...
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Texmaker bibliography quick build

I'm starting to use bibTeX to help me with reference in Texmaker. I'm using apacite package and I finally made it work after a help from a Youtube video. But in order for my PDF document to be fully ...
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Sorted list of publications in moderncv from bibtex

I am trying to create my CV in Latex, after I got fed up with MS Word. I decided to use this template, just because it looks nice. But now I am struggling to add the list of my publications (stored in ...
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How to cite RFC using natbib

I would like to cite an RFC in my xelatex scrbook class with natbib as [RFCXXX] style, for example: in file body: this is my rfc citation [RFCXXX] and in my bibliography print [RFCXXX] authors, ...
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Is there a way to hide the bibliography “References” section altogether?

I have one bib file containing a full list of references, and show them in three different lists using bibentry. For this to work, I need to add the bibliography file to the document, but this ...
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Adding a name attribute (call sign, nickname) to author field in bibtex entry?

Say I want to cite this webpage http://www.sparkbangbuzz.com/els/iposc-el.htm as a misc entry; in the radio amateur world it is common to add one's call sign to one's name; so in this case, the author ...
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Bibliography does not load

I cannot seem to get my references to load and show in my bibliography: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Here \cite{Franceschini.2008} \bibliographystyle{amsplain} \bibliography{References} ...
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Different bibliographies for each chapter with shared references

I tried to go through already posted solutions but I was not able to find one working for my case. I am compiling a ph.d. thesis with one main file, by including chapters. The format is the following ...
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Undefined Control Sequence in bibtex

I do not understand why my bibliography is not showing: I ran a very simple file to test it and I get the same error as in my main file. \documentstyle{amsart} \begin{document} \nocite{*} ...
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A problem getting 'author (forthcoming a, b)' in citation; natbib

I'm trying to cite two forthcoming publications of a single author, storing them under cite-keys 'Author' and 'Author1', and letting the year for each entry be 'forthcoming.' (I'm using BibDesk ...
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year is seen twice although i do not write

@Article{38survey, author={Ahuja, Sanjay P and Mani, Sindhu and Zambrano, Jesus}, year={2012}, title={A survey of the state of cloud computing in healthcare}, journal={Network and ...
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How to save .bib file in latin1 encoding and avoid problems with special characters?

I have added a lot of new references to my .bib file, which I got from online portals like sciencedirect.com. I'm managing my .bib file with JabRef 2.10. My bib file was encoded in latin1 (CP1252), ...
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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 and alphabetical order of labels

I'm using bibtex with the settings explained in the accepted answer of this question. Practically, for certain references I have defined a new label called "mylabel"; but there is a problem: the ...
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Highlight a specific author name in bibliography using babelbib

I want to highlight (more precisely make bold) a specific author name in bibliography using bibtex. There are several answers to this question, like this, this, this, this or this one. However, I'm ...
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Biblatex does not number references [closed]

I'm trying to use Biblatex with the BibTeX backend to do a list of references in a beamer document. Wherever I \cite something, the number shows up correctly, however in the bibliography all numbers ...
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Paths to bib-file on Win and OSX

I use Windows at home and OSX at the University. My tex files are synchronized via Dropbox. However, the path rules are, evidently, different in these systems. As a result, I have to write something ...
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How to remove or substitute “and” from a BibTeX bibliography?

I would like to remove "and" from my bibliography,because this what I have now: C. Danti, M. Matteini, and A. Moles. Le Pitture murali: tecniche, problemi, conservazione. Centro Di, 1990. I ...
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Is there any repository of BIbTeX extension conventions?

There are a few fairly wide-spread extensions to the set of ‘standard’ BibTeX entry types and fields: @webpage is fairly common, I think, and url and eprint are fairly common fields. In some cases ...
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Why does bibencoding influence normal text outside bibliography? Character ß becomes SS in pdf file!

My .tex files use textencoding latin1. For some practical reason I wanted to switch my bibliography .bib files to UTF8. I tried that and (as the bibliography now was not typeset correctly) found the ...
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

I work on both Windows and OS X. On the Mac, I love BibDesk and how it displays keywords and linked files. On Windows, I use JabRef, which is nice but is not BibDesk. The main problem I have is how ...
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bibtex - Change format of urldate

I have the problem that I use the citation manager Citavi and it can only export in the format urldate = {dd.mm.yyyy}. However Bibtex needs the format urldate = {yyyy-mm-dd}. It is not really ...
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using .bib file with lncs format but references not appearing in pdf

I have a latex file in lncs format named say 'paper.latex'. \documentclass[runningheads]{llncs} . . . \begin{document} . . . \bibliography{paper} \end{document} I have a separate ...
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including references in an equation environment

This is probably not common but I wonder how one could include a citation in the equation environment for example I would like to do something like this: ...
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How does ReVTeX's bibliography control work?

In the ReVTeX bst file, which I am adapting for my own text, there is this portion of code: FUNCTION {control.decode} { - duplicate$ #0 < { skip$ pop$ swap$ #0 } { ...
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How to mark up the information of a section of a reprint of a very old book in bibtex for use with the monthly style from the MAA? [closed]

So I have a book first published in 1593, republished in the author's opera omnia in the 1646s, then that volume was reprinted (facsimile of the 1646 edition) in 1970, and this is the edition I am ...
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ASA format prints citation in a very strange way

I just learned how to use Bibtex on my computer (a Mac using Texshop). Everything worked fine with plainnat format, but I'm submitting to a journal of the American Statistical Association, so I have ...