{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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Tikz generated PDF produces ? when citing references

I am trying to generate a PDF figure on the fly using TikZ (code below). The figure references from my .bib file and so when I run pdflatex the first time, the PDF gets generated with ? ...
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Role of swap$ in bibinfo.check function in makebst created bst file

I try to understand a makebst created bst file. It has a function called bibinfo.check. The function is defined as: FUNCTION {bibinfo.check} { swap$ duplicate$ missing$ { pop$ pop$ ...
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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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Cite software/libraries using bibtex

I would like to cite some libraries I am using in a program using bibtex, but I can't quite figure out how to make that work properly. An entry might look like this: @misc{CGAL, key = "CGAL", ...
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Consolidate BibTeX crossrefs into new .bib file

I have three BibTeX files set up: main.bib, which contains all the main reference entries for papers. These use crossref to reference entries in... crossrefs.bib which contains all the details of ...
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Extra space(s) between last text and period in apsrev4-1.bst citations

The apsrev4-1.bst bibliography style (for cases with two links (journal and arxiv)) puts extra spaces between the end of the last text and the period. Only happens when the last text is part of an ...
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How to produce bibliography hyperlinking journal title with url?

BibTeX exported from scientific journals usually have all the informations you need to cite them; one of them is the url. For saving space i would prefer to hyperlink the name of the journal rather ...
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Sorting references alphabetically

I am trying to use a modified (German) bibstyle from the American Economic Review (The original version can be downloaded from http://mirrors.ctan.org/biblio/bibtex/contrib/economic/aer.bst. I have ...
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bibtex: bar over a capital letter

Is there a way to simultaneously capitalize and put a bar over a letter in BibTeX? I know that to capitalize a letter, it needs to be wrapped in {}, and \= can be used to put a bar over it. But ...
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\citeauthor without natbib

I need to use a style file that does not allow use of natbib, but I still want to use something similar to the \citeauthor or \citet command from natbib. This is identical to this question, but that ...
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How to line-break cites correctly (hanging-over problem)?

while using Bibtex, I experienced an frustrating issue with line-breaks on cites in my block text. I have chosen to use the following bibtex implementation: \bibliographystyle{plain} ...
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Romanian language in latex

I've tried to write in LaTeX (in TeXShop on mac) but I didn't succeed having also a romanian alphabet into my pdf word. I have tried to write like this, but it's still not working. any hint will be ...
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Sharelatex doesn't recognize my bibliography entries

I'm using Sharelatex for my thesis, but I was using LaTeX with TeXnic center before. Sharelatex is not recognizing my bib entries. I just can cite the first twelve entries but from to the 13th to the ...
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linebreaking of name-year citation style in arxiv version

I was trying to submit a manuscript to the arXiv using the imsart package: see here. I am using the name-year citation style, and it works well in my own tex compiler. However the version that the ...
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Why are BibTeX and friends separate programs?

Let us compare two tasks that would appear quite similar, at least to my untrained eye: Managing a table of contents and creating a bibliography. In both cases, it involves creating separate files ...
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Citing a linux manual page in bibtex?

I'd like to cite the man page for the iostat command. I found the @manual entry. Is this the accepted way of citing Linux man pages? I've populated the fields below based on what the man page says ...
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BibTeX article entries and their common journal

I want to cite multiple articles from the same journal issue. So I thought that having one BibTeX entry for the journal issue and then cross-referencing it from each article's entry would be the ...
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Natbib numbers order

I'm having some trouble with BibTeX. The code below makes references in author-year order, but for references with same author and year order is arbitrary. Any solution? Thanks :D ...
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Kile - autocompletion for bibtex entries

I would like to Kile autocomplete my citations, so when I type \citep{ a list with my bibliography entries pops up. I tried also by typing the first 3 letters of the entry key, and/or pressing ...
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Colon between address and institution

I want to put a colon between my address and institution for techreport objects in bibtex. So it would be Urban Mobility Report. College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute. I'm working ...
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apacite error - The style file: apacite.bst Database file #1: … is a string literal, not a function

I am trying to use the apacite package for referencing however I am having some problems getting it to work. I am using Ubuntu and the Tex Live distribution so I installed the texlive-bibtex-extra ...
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How to use comma and dot effectively in reference/bibtex style

I would like to use article reference style as such: Author, Journal Volume pp.23-34 (year). Weblink For example: A. N. Ohio, B. R. Gerrad and M. Forsyth, Nat. Mater. 24 pp. 345-456 (2002). ...
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Address book similar to BibTeX to be used on LyX

I have a list of addresses. While writing the report (not in letter), I need to add address repeatedly. Is their something similar to BibTeX, which I can use with LyX for automating inclusion of ...
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Including DOI field in bibliography while using multibib package

I am new to Latex and I used multibib package and .bib file. Every thing works great except there is no DOI at the end of entities. All my entities in the bib file have DOI filed and url and I use ...
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How can I automatically copy a LyX-generated .aux file to the working directory for cross referencing?

This is a follow up to: Using the xr package in LyX (for cross-referencing an external LyX document) I have two LyX documents, called draft.lyx and supplement.lyx. I need to compile them into ...
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Proper Bibliography Style

I am writing a paper with IEEE conference document class a skeleton of which is shown below. \documentclass[conference, a4paper]{IEEEtran} \begin{document} \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} ...
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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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Full names with Chicago bibliographystyle

I'm using \bibliographystyle{chicago} and the Natbib package. I would like to have the FULL NAMES of the authors listed in the bibliography. For instance: Lastname1, Name1, and Name2 Lastname2. ...
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Is there anything like biblist for use with BiBLaTeX?

Is anyone aware of a modern tool that can be used with BiBLaTeX to produce a structured list of an entire BiBTeX database, like to old biblist under LaTeX 2.09?
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How to manage a central bibtex file which plays nice with (TexMaker's) auto-complete?

I want to keep a single central bibtex file that is shared across all my machines. My approach has been to set up a local tex-tree in a dropbox folder, and just store the file there. So far this has ...
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Undefined control sequence. Unmatched brace?

Here's a minimal viable example of my error. *.tex file first: \documentclass[letterpaper,man,apacite]{apa6} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[hyphens]{url} ...
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Wrong alphabetical order in .bbl file

I have a problem with alphabetical order of my bibliography, which is not due to my .bib file, but rather in the way in which the .bbl file is generated. Let me explain the problem by means of a ...
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Is it possible to convert a citation style language (csl) style file to a bibtext (bst) style file?

I am in a bind, trying to wrap up my thesis in two weeks time. My university requires me to use their citation style, which they only provide for endnote or zotero. Since all my citations are in ...
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Generate Reference Statistics

I'm trying to find a way to dynamically generate statistics about the references used within a document. For example, to generate a histogram showing the number of references by year, that were ...
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Can I patch bibunits \putbib so that I can generate separate groups of references?

I would like to find out whether it is at all possible to patch bibunits to mimic bibtopic functionality (i.e. multiple and filterable bibliography commands) I think there might be a way to duplicate ...
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Year Missing in Bibliography Entries - elsarticle

The document does not include the year on some references even though year is clearly in the .bib file. For the example below, the saidur year is output, but the laakso year is not. I cannot figure ...
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agsm.bst: change color of the field “Author”

is there any way to change the color of the authors reported in the bibilography, using agsm style? I know is not correct, but it would make much easier to identify the authors in looooong ...
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multibib: wrong label?

I would like to produce a document with two lists of references. One should have numbered items, another should have "E" prepended to the number. Here is my solution that does not work ...
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Strange reference behaviour. (References disappearing randomly)

I am using the MNRAS class https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/mnras?lang=en, and I have a very strange behaviour with my references. I am using BibTex, and some times the file ...
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Changing the location of 'year' in typeset bibliographic entries when using abbrvnat.bst

How do you relocate the position of 'year' in the reference list using natbib and abbrvnat.bst? I want it to come in parentheses just after author name for any type of entry, like so: J. Smith (2010) ...
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Why is bibtex8 exit status different from bibtex

I'm using a command chain to process my latex files of the form: pdflatex file && bibtex file && pdflatex file && pdflatex file While this works perfectly fine with bibtex, ...
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Sorting bib entries by year and month

I am trying to change the presort function to sort my bib entries first by year and then by month - but: No success. I have added a month.sort function like this (similar to the year.sort function ...
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Springers svmult template - chapter-wise bibliography with bibtex?

I have exactly the same problem as that described in the following question, which was (weirdly) closed: Springers svmult template - bibliography with bibtex? Can this question please be re-opened? ...
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Modify APA reference style to show Capital Author name, but citation still show normal text

I'm trying to get the reference following my graduate school. My Graduate school claimed that the bibliography formats were adopted from APA style of bibliography and citation with some ...
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Bibtex truncates arXiv numbers

There seems to be some trouble where bibtex truncates 9 digit arXiv numbers to 8 digits on both preprint references and links. This generates the wrong reference number in addition to the wrong ...
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Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography

I have a document that won't compile unless I delete the bibliography. All of the subfiles compile individually (but they don't refer to the bibliography file). It was working fine for weeks, and all ...
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Reference in Spanish and English language in BibTeX

I'm typing my thesis and I'm using LaTeX for it. I've found one problem in my references. I'm using two language for my references: Spanish and English, but for the last language , I can't change the ...
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BibTex with APACite is not generating citations correctly where author has multiple papers in the same year

I am using APACite with BibTex and can't seem to get the citations right in cases where a single lead author has multiple papers in the same year. Problem 1: Using shortcite I expect a paper with ...
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Previewing bibliography entries on mouse-over of the PDF's citation links

I had the brilliant idea to have my generated PDF display the bibliography entry as a tooltip when someone hovers over the citation number with his/her mouse pointer. I found this question which ...
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Can I have a reference with spacing using bibtex? Like \cite{Author Year}

Can I have a bibtex entry with space in its key reference? Like below: @article{Author 2000, title={Boring book}, author={Boring Guy}, journal={Boring Subject}, year={2000}, ...