{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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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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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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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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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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Compound page numbers with single dash

One of my references has page numbers like 12-2, where 12 is the section and 2 the page in this section. I would like to cite this with citep[12-2]{xy} but it is converted into a double-dash page ...
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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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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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Is there any way to preview a bibliography inline?

Take a look at the article at this link: you will notice that mousing over hyperlinked citations generates a popup that previews the bibliographic entry corresponding to that citation. Is there a way ...
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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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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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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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Paragraph ended before \@lbibitem was complete error

I've happily typing up my report and including references when suddenly it refuses to compile and outputs C:\Users\User\Documents\Project work\Latex Report\Main\master.bbl:53: Paragraph ended before ...
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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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\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 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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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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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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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}, ...
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bibtex error: Not writing to book.blg (openout_any = p), MacTeX-2014

I am using a Mac, OS X 10.10.1, TeXLive, all packages up-to-date. MacTeX-2014 Distribution. The document is based on the moderncv package and uses multibib. I can run LaTeX on the file, and it ...
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Automatically reorder author names in bibtex

I have a bibtex file with over 1000 publications in it and I would like to homogeneize this database. For this purpose I used bibclean which worked pretty well. However bibclean give me names in the ...
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How to cite an unpublished preprint with Bibtex?

I am learning Bibtex and am doing well with those references which I can find with google scholar. But I need to cite an unpublished preprint Combinatorial Group Theory In Homotopy Theory I by Fred R ...
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Norwegian letters in bibliography and article text

I'm trying to write an article in English with some Norwegian names in it, both in the article itself as well as in the bibliography (bibtex). Strangely, I don't get the display of the Norwegian ...
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BibTeX: Highlight selected references with asterisk (or special symbol)

I have a tex file and a bib file and want to highlight one of the two references with an asterisk (*) but I do not want to use \bibitem. Instead I want to incorporate it with an existing bibliography ...
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Using apalike and natbib in Lyx with author abbreviation as index

I'm using Lyx 2.1.2 and want to use the apalike citation style. I created a BibTEX generated Bibliography, added my bib file and set the style to apalike, which all worked so far. But then I wanted ...
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Mac Os LaTex won't compile my bibliography BibTex

I am writing a paper on LaTex on Mac, and have written a bibliography called bibliography.tex to cite my paper with. I have \biblography{biblography} \biblographystyle{plain} at the bottom of my ...
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Parsing error in bibliography when combining revtex + DOI + @incollection

When I try to cite an @incollection with a DOI using revtex, I get some nonsense in the output: "emph "bibinfo-booktitle- appear spontaneously. Here's a minimal example: I have the following ...
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To get this WordCloud and R working in OSX's Texpad -1.6.0

I am trying to this Hamilton's code about WordCloud, which uses R, working in OSX. I have latest XCode and latest R 3.1.1 (XCode5 support) installed. Texpad 1.4.7-1.6.0 problem I open TexPad with ...
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Bibliography style of LNCS - how to get it works?

I'm discovering the Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS) LATEX template, and I'm in trouble with their bibliography system. When reading their documentation and example, it appears that I only ...
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Issues with Bibtex in elsarticle

I am facing some issues with bibtex in elsarticle. Below is the bibtex file- @misc{EducationData, title = {Education}, howpublished = ...
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Automatic Reference modification using bibtex

I have a bib file with following text in journal tab Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on This is default text ieee xplore gives for each entry. However i want it in ...
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How to cite ISO or British Standards in LaTeX/BibTeX

I am trying to cite this British Standard in my Thesis, however using the usual @keysdoesn't really seem to help make it clear, is there a more practical way to do this as it doesn't really fall into ...
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Mendeley keeps adding month field to my .bib file

I go through and delete all the month = mmm fields so that my paper compiles without Last, First (YYYY, mmm) in the references. But if Mendeley is open (or when it is opened later) it adds back the ...
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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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Mimic \parencites using bibtex

I need to have two references within parenthesis separated by some text (see \citep for multiple references separated by text) so it should look like: (this is the first source Smith 2000; and ...