{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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vim-LaTeX does not construct correct argument for bibtex

My pdf compile rule is pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode $* & bibtex $* & pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode $* Everything works fine except for the bibtex call. The reason is that "$*" is ...
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BibTex style database

There are a couple of great tutorials and tools in the internet for making your customized style for a given journal, for example there is bst generator website, dozen of examples for different ...
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BibTeX not compiling

On a recent document, I could not get the BibTeX file to compile and populate my citations and references. The log returned an error, which I attempted to fix by changing the encoding of my .bib ...
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All citations showing up as “?”; Display I cannot explain in bibliography

I have written a paper in MLA format, using XeLaTeX, and am now trying to make my citations work. After first compiling with XeLaTeX, then with BibTeX, then twice more with XeLaTeX, I end up with (?) ...
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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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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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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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Different Line Breaks in JabRef on Windows and Linux

I'm working on a bib file using JabRef on Windows and Linux. The bib file is synchronized via a version control program. Unfortunately, JabRef seems to save the bib file with Windows line breaks (CR ...
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Moving BibTeX References to the same Margin as the Rest of the Text

When I do BibTeX references using the alpha style, they are slightly shifted to the left from the rest of the text. How can I align them with the document body? ...
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'proper' clickable hyperlinks with biblatex, natbib and hyperref — (Author, Year) style

Based on some experimenting and some reading (here on http://tex.stackexchange.com) I might have solved first issue I had. I have kept a strikeout-version of the first issue so that people have a ...
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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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Author's full first name with citation-in-text (citet{} directives)

Is there some variant or option for \citet{} directive that will give me the author's full first name? But only when I need it? In similar questions people have suggested editing the author field in ...
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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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BibTeX related, searched many posts but couldn't find precise answer

I've perused quite a few posts on here and haven't found a precise answer to this, though there are many similar questions. I am using TexMaker and trying to produce a list of references at the end ...
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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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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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Equal contribution (co-first authors) in BibTeX

Is there a standard way of indicating co-first authorships in a BibTeX entry? Equal-contribution is usually indicated by * (or some other symbol) next to the author names in the paper, but it is a ...
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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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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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annotating co-first author in bibliography

Using either biblatex or bibtex, is there an accepted way of including a "co-first-author" footnote or annotation (for the purposes of a CV)?
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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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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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Citing Arxiv manuscripts in IEEEtran bibtex

I would like to learn to cite arXiv documents properly in LaTeX IEEEtran style. Biblatex has special entries for arXiv, but the standard bibtex, as well as IEEEtran Bibtex style that I am using, do ...
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How to print full name in reference list using apacite

I'm writing my masters thesis, using the apacite package to create my reference list. I have apacite working properly and both the citations and the reference list work just fine. However, my ...
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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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«Undefined reference» when using an URL in Bibtex

I'm trying to cite a Webpage in a latex report but it always fails during the compilation. Here is my .tex : \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Should I use a day= tag in my BiBTeX files?

I've seen some BiBTeX files that have a day= tag. The problem is, most .bst files I've seen don't honor it. For example, here is a BiBTeX entry: @article{wsj-tjx, title="How Credit-Card Data Went ...
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RevTex 4.1 AIP Bibliography Formatting

This is my first question on TeX.SX. I am currently using the ShareLatex AIP template to produce a journal article. I have modified and customized some elements of this project's main TeX file and ...
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Conditional Bibliography insertion

I am autogenerating several latex documents from the same base. Some of them have a \cite inside, so I want to include a Bilbiography. I'am using bibtex and it is perfectly working. However ...
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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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Two authors in a reference: converting “and” to comma

As I said in the title I have a problem with bibliography and citations: I use the unsrt BibTeX style. I know that in order to separate different authors in the authors field in a .bib file I have to ...
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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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Setting an alphabetic citation style in LyX

How can I get LyX to use a different citation style? Instead of the numeric citations [1] I would like abbreviations of the author names and a 2-figure year: [EPR35]. I believe the alphaabbrv style ...
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Obtaining a specific order for references of an annotated bibliography

We are currently writing an annotated bibliography and cannot get the ordering of references as we want. In the bibliography we have 2 kinds of entries: annotated entries (the ones that the ...
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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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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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Specifying bbl in Latex2rtf using Lyx

I'm trying to export a Lyx-file (lyx) to a RTF-file with Latex2rtf using Lyx. I've already generated a bbl-file by writing following commands in the Terminal: latex file.tex bibtex file.aux I've ...
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Underline/Bold/Highlight multiple names in a bibliography

This is a variation of the question posted here: Now I want to highlight multiple names in a bibliography. Here is the erroneous solution that I tried. \usepackage{xstring} ...
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Using (thebibliography) in a separate tex file

I have manually created my references in separate file bio.tex using \begin{thebibliography}{}. When I try to cite using \cite{} in another tex file introduction.tex it gives me error while compiling ...
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Texmaker can't find my bibtex file

First of al I'm working with texmaker So I made a bibliography.bib file and I've put in in the same folder as my .tex files (I've tried making a .bib file by hand and with BibDesk, but neither ...
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bibliography not compatible with author-year citations, with all authors and years included

I cannot get my citations to work using natbib, compiling the entire document gives an error Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations. My preamble is the ...
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Using bibtex to cite a chapter in a handbook that is part of a series

I need to cite a chapter of a book (with editors that differ from the chapter author) that is part of a series of books with different editors. It should look like: "Rogoff, B. (1998). Cognition as a ...
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bibtex style modification

I'm attempting to modify the .bst file. I've used merlin with a .dbj file as input, but can't manage to alter minor items I need to alter: name suffix, e.g. Jr., III, after the full name (not after ...
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Bibtex-like macros organising software

From what I gather (I don't use them, and have never actually managed to get it to work - though this is not my issue), bibtex/biber uses a database of references, alongside an ancillary file created ...
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List Bibliography twice: numerical in order of appearance, then alphabetically

I am using BibTex and the natbib package. I have a numbered bibliography that lists citations in order of appearance. I'd like to reprint the bibliography at the end but in alphabetical order. ...
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Semi-colon after first author, comma after multiple authors in bibliography

I'm working on a bst file for a journal with very peculiar formatting instructions for the references section. Namely, the references section needs to do the following. Feature a semi-colon after ...
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When I use \cite{} in Beamer, the link points to the slide number rather then the bibliography ?

When I use \cite{} from BibTex in Beamer, the link points to the slide number rather then the bibliography ? is this normal ? How to fix it ?
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Chapterbib is working but keeps giving me errors. Any way to silence it?

I'm using Chapterbib to write my bibliography separately after each chapter. It does work but bibtex is still giving me plenty of errors and warnings: Illegal, another \bibstyle command I'm skipping ...
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In which programming language are bst (BibTeX style) files written?

I am trying to adjust the bibliography style of natbib. There I am facing constructs like these: FUNCTION {emphasize} { duplicate$ empty$ { pop$ "" } { "\emph{" swap$ * "}" * } if$ } ...
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bibtex package option date

i want to make my bibliography to follow the chem-acs style. So i use bibtex style=chem-acs, the output looks almost correctly except the formate of the date. It uses somehow the month and the year, i ...