{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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Question mark instead of citation number

I've browsed the forums and found a number of posts that have addressed this issue, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I have the following script that I just copied from the bibtex home ...
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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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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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Using BibTeX to make a list of references without having citations in the body of the document?

Is there any way to have BibTeX insert a bibliography without having citations in the body of the document itself? Maybe a way to hide the in-text citations, so that BibTeX still sees them and ...
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How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography?

How to write in bibliography (package natbib) letter "a" with two dots above? Specially, I mean the word Birkhäuser. Is there a general rule or way how to write such umlauts or other accented letters ...
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How can I use BibTeX to cite a web page?

I'm looking to cite a number of web pages using bibtex and I was wondering if there was a specific template of the form @<template name here> for doing that. If you could use the following ...
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Is it normal for BibTeX to replace similar author names with “------”?

In my .bib file, I have two entries with exactly the same author names: @article{Seshadrinathan2010A-Subjective-St, Author = {K. Seshadrinathan and R. Soundararajan and A. C. Bovik and L. K. ...
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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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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib und the chicago style as bibliography style. I am trying to cite a web site, but in the bibliography the URL (given in the BibTeX entry) is not printed. Is there a simple solution ...
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BibTeX: How can I automatically reduce long author lists to “xxx et al.”?

I have several entries in my list of references that include of the order of 40 authors. Is there a way to make bibtex automatically reduce these lists to e.g. the first name + "et al."? I don't want ...
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Multiple bibliographies

I have the following: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \include{chapter1} \include{chapter2} \end{document} I also have a reference.bib file, with entries book1, book2 and book3. ...
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In TeXShop, is there a directive to select biber or BibTeX on a per-document basis?

As in the title, I'd like to be able to select whether TeXShop uses biber or BibTeX in the document rather than using the command line or changing the default in the TeXShop preferences. For TeX ...
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How to get DOI links in bibliography

I would like to add to all my bibliography items a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) link or a link to a download location. How can I do this with the natbib / BibTeX / hyperref combination? Currently ...
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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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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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Creating .bib file containing only the cited references of a bigger .bib file

Normally, LaTeX will only create references for the BibTeX entries cited in the text. Is there a way of extracting these entries into a different .bib file automatically? For example if I have a .bib ...
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Is it possible to get unsrt + abbrv bibliography?

Is there a ready made BibTeX bibliography style file that both: (1) prints author names abbreviated (like abbrv) in the references section and (2) sorts references numerically in citation order (like ...
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BibTeX handling of the Dutch “van” name prefix with natbib

I want to produce the following with LaTeX/BibTeX: In the running text: ... we refer the reader to the work of Van Noort (2010). In the bibliography: Thomas van Noort. An important paper. ...
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How to emulate the traditional BibTeX styles (plain, abbrv, unsrt, alpha) as closely as possible with biblatex?

This question led to a new package: biblatex-trad I'd like to use biblatex while at the same time maintaining the bibliography format of the traditional BibTeX styles (plain, abbrv, unsrt, ...
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Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?

This question led to a new package: checkcites While reading papers, I put those that I'd like to refer to or mention in customized .bib files (one .bib file for each paper). (Thanks to ...
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Is it possible to suppress a specific field from bibtex .bbl in biblatex?

I'm using biblatex, and am still very new at it. I can't figure out how to suppress certain fields automatically generated from my bibtex file into my .bbl file. For instance, for all of my entries, ...
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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 should I type author names in a bib file?

Can someone please explain in a clear and concise way how am I supposed to enter the names of authors in a BibTeX file? I have entries with something like @article{someid, author = {Juan A. ...
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Using BibTeX with letter class

I'm trying to use BibTeX with a letter; I hope this is not too eccentric. The letter class doesn't have BibTeX support, though. I found Environment thebibliography undefined when using letter. ...
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Using BibTeX with a 'corporate' author name (spelling out the name in full)

I want to reference a company name using BibTeX: @book{CUDA, author = {NVIDIA Corporation}, title = {NVIDIA CUDA Compute Unified Device Architecture Programming Guide}, publisher = ...
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How to split all BibTeX referenced entries from a big BibTeX database to a copy?

I have a BibTeX database with some big number of references which I use for work. When I need to send a document prepared using that database to somone I have two options: either send a full copy of ...
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Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations

I have a basic tex file and a bibliography which is exported from Mendeley However, when I want to cite in the author-year style, I get the error: Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible ...
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Can one “manually override” BibTeX's choice of citation keys by adding a field to the entry?

Normally, I'm basically OK with bibtex's choice of citation key (by which I mean, the short symbol it shows in the final document, like [2] or [Hil05], not the one one types in the tex file), but ...
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LaTeX/BibTex not arranging citations by order of appearance

I am having an issue with LaTex/Bibtex presenting my citations in order of appearance. I know there a plenty of questions on this and I have read some of them, but the solutions posted don't seem to ...
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Question mark instead of number for reference [closed]

I an new to Latex, and I am trying to use 'bibtex' to create a reference, I was working in pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTex. Here is my sample code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{cite} \begin ...
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How to enter publications “in press”, or “submitted to” in BibTeX?

Is there a convention for how to enter publications that are "in preparation" or "submitted to Some Journal" into a BibTeX database?
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Redundancy in bib file: conditionally suppress url if same as doi?

Mathscinet gives bibtex entries with both a doi and a url field included. Typically they look something like @article {some-article, […] DOI = {10.1016/j.apal.2008.12.003}, URL = ...
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Why does Latex/Bibtex need three passes to clear up all warnings?

As explained by Andy Roberts, if you need to compile a new document with bibtex citations, then you need to run latex three times, and bibtex once: latex document bibtex document latex document latex ...
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how to avoid bibtex error message “repeated entry” for an entry appearing in several bibtex files?

I am using several bibtex files, dedicated to several topics. But some references are common to several topics and then appear in several of my bibtex files. Currently, I am writing a document dealing ...
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BibTeX: Defining own styles?

I'm using LaTeX with BibTeX to display the literature of my thesis. We have to adapt our work to several custom 'styles' from the university. That's why I want to somehow define my own styles: For ...
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What are good sites to find citations in BibTex format?

When working with Bibtex, manually transferring the citation information for articles, prooceedings, books, etc. can be a tedious work. Some web sites provide citations in Bibtex format. What are your ...
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How to cite a chapter in a book with BibTeX

I don't know how to cite a chapter written by an author that is not the editor or author of the book. How can I get the following citation? Grandstrand, O. (2004), 'Innovation and Intellectual ...
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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 ...
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What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?

I am interested in creating annotated bibliographies either on a problem sheet for students or in general by writing a summary of a background literature research. I am aware of special bib-style ...
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How to split bibliography for different sections?

Say I wish to have two references lists: one for all the citation within the main body, and another for all the citations within the Appendices. I'm using BibTeX. splitbib and multibib don't seem to ...
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Line breaking (or hyphenation?) of references in apalike

This is a problem I encountered some time ago and I never could solve it: how can you achieve correct line-breaking or hyphenation when citing references with the apalike style? Here is an example: ...
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How to make citations appear within square brackets [ ] instead of parentheses ( )?

I'm using a this freely downloadable latex class file and the style is set to \bibliographystyle{ieeetr}. But when I cite something with \cite{} I get it inside (). For example I get it as abc et ...
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Two Bibliographies: one for main text and one for appendix

I have a manuscript in which has the following structure: Main Text Bibliography Appendix However, there are citations which are only cited in the appendix, and they show up in the main ...
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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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Citing personal correspondence with function of cited person via email?

Which bibtex entry would should I use to cite a personal correspondence via email. Also, If I want to add the function and company (say financial controller at pencils inc.) of the person cited, how ...
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bibtex and genitive: the proper way to obtain “Kuran's (1989) model”

Is there a way to attach a genitive apostrophe or "'s" to an authors name? Currently I use: \citeauthor{kuran1989}'s \citeyear{kuran1989} But since something like this comes up regularily I'd like ...
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Help with math symbols in BibTeX

I am writing a PhD thesis using LaTeX. Every thing is going fine, but I have problem with the output of the mathematical symbols in the references lists. I copy one example from the Pdf file to make ...
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How to generate a .bib file with citations in a TeXmaker project?

I am relatively new to LaTeX, so please bear with me, just started using it for my thesis. I am using JabRef to manage my citations and TeXmaker as the editor. I really don't know the workflow ...
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How to add a URL to a LaTeX bibtex file?

I'm using bibtex for my bibliography in LaTeX. I have some URL's I need to cite in the paper. How do I add URLs into the .bib file? A typical section in my .bib file looks like this: ...
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BibTeX: abbreviate name to 2 or 3 letters (not 1)

BibTeX can abbreviate names, e.g. change Smith, John to J. Smith. In some languages, certain (not all) names must be abbreviated with more than one letter (it's not optional as in the case of Ch. for ...