{mla-style} is about bibliography questions using the style of the Modern Language Association. Use this tag in addition to the tag for the specific package you use to implement the style.

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Biblatex mla - no bibliography, no references, no nothing

I'm relatively new to the world of LaTeX, but so far I managed to put together a nice looking layout by browsing through StackExchange and reading manuals. Now I've been trying for 3 days to get ...
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biblatex-mla error [closed]

I am trying to use biblatex-mla to have MLA references in my work. However, I can't seem to get it to work. Here is the error every time I run TypeSet on BibTex The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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MLA citations in LyX

I tried several times to get MLA citations working, but I always hit some wall (mostly the problem is that LyX doesn't build in project directory - only files that it's aware of are being copied to a ...
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How can I repeat some commands before each paragraph?

I have to use EasyBib to make my bibliography, and I've put it into my LaTeX document by copying/pasting. But I need to have a hanging indent for each item. I've been able to get the effect I want ...
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Can I use Writer2LaTeX and the `mla-paper` style together?

I use LibreOffice 4.1.3.x, and have had success using a patched version of Writer2LaTex with documents created in LibreOffice Writer. I want to create a (sub?)filter for Writer2LaTeX that allows me ...
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Show only first word of parenthetical citation in BibLaTeX

Standard MLA style is to display only the first word of a parenthetical citation. For example, a citation of "Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition" would be displayed only as ...
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Use `misc` in biblatex-mla

I've narrowed down my problem to the use of \usepackage[style=mla]{biblatex}, which apparently disallows the @misc type. The citations are correctly generated but do not appear in the output. How can ...
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All citations showing up as “?”; Display I cannot explain in bibliography [closed]

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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Missing space between author and page with biblatex-mla

I am trying to use biblatex-mla to create a bibliography and cite works from it. Here is an example text with some citations: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Update in Biblatex MLA citation style? [closed]

I complied an essay for my English Composition class. After receiving the review, the grader marked my Works Cited as 'incorrect'. I use lualatex -> biber -> lualatex -> lualatex to compile my .tex. ...
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How to avoid printing the shorthand label in subsequent quotes of same entry

How to avoid printing the shorthand label in each subsequent quote from the same work? Sticking with the idea of using MLA with biblatex standard styles (in my case authortitle-ticomp), I've got a ...
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Run multiple commands in TeXShop typeset [duplicate]

I am a user of biblatex-mla and I wish to run the whole bibliography generation workflow with a single click of "Typeset" in TeXShop. pdflatex filename.tex bibtex filename pdflatex filename.tex How ...
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Citation undefined in Biblatex-mla [closed]

I am a mac user and I installed biblatex-mla into ~/Library/texmf and I texhashed a lot. However my citation never works. Here is my tex file: \begin{filecontents*}{bibl1.bib} @book{goossens93, ...
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TeXLive problem with the default MLA package, \ifpdf seems to be undefined

As I'm compiling an example document to a PDF, which worked on the Ubuntu repository's version of TeXLive, but now on the install that I ran last night, things are broken. This is the output I get ...
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Print bibliography only when references are cited

The root question here is how can one print a bibliography only when there are sources to be cited? BACKGROUND I'm working on expanding a small package (originally by Jackson Taylor and Becca Funke) ...
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Force Biblatex to Print Author in Citation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author’s name I am writing a literary essay with Biblatex as my works cited engine (running ...
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Can biblatex-mla support @online entries?

So I have a paper that I'm writing. I want MLA citations, footnoted. So I use biblatex-mla, and do the \DeclareAutoCiteCommand{footnote}[f]{\footcite}{\footcites} hack so that I can use the ...
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MLA Package and Thumbpdf

I'm currently trying to set up a template for MLA format. There's one warning that never goes away, however: Package thumbpdf Warning: Thumbnail data file `Project*Name.tpt' not found. Does ...
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Citing in mla style using & adjusting authortitle-ticomp (and not biblatex-mla)

MLA without biblatex-mla I'd like to set a document conforming to the MLA style. As I was recommended elsewhere, I don't want to do this with biblatex-mla, but instead use the more robust styles that ...
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Style-independent way in BibTeX to cite a web page as a source [closed]

I know how to cite a web page in BibTeX, but the method proposed is not style-independent. That is, it suffers from not having metadata for the access date and URL (it's a hack to put the access ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 biblatex mla style

I've had a good search of internet and unable to find answer. I have Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates, and using LyX for work/study. I need to use mla style for some papers. There is no biblatex-mla ...
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Fix for biblatex-MLA in TeX Live 2011

I'm trying to fix an error I get when trying to use biblatex-mla 0.9.5 with Biblatex 1.7 Unfortunately, I get ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \biburldatelong Which I believe was a ...
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biblatex footcite and footnote

In a document, I am using \usepackage[style=mla,babel=hyphen,backend=biber]{biblatex} together with the \footcite command, and everything is perfect. There is a difficulty when I want to include a ...
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biblatex-mla bibliography: one redundant dot in second entry by same author (@collection)

when quoting two collections by the same author, biblatex-mla puts an extra dot before the title in the references entry, as may be seen here: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author's name

Context I am working with Emacs 23, Auctex, Texlive 2011, biblatex-mla. My operative system is Linux Mint Lisa. I am writing my dissertation. I use a dissertation.cls and a master document. This is ...
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Spaces before biblatex-mla shorttitles

I'm using LuaLaTeX with the biblatex-mla style for \autocites* quotes in my text. But before shorttitles like "OED" the spaces are missing. How can they be inserted? Here is a minimal working example: ...
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How can I create bibliography in MLA format with BibTeX?

I know how to create a bibliography of the MLA style manually: \begin{thebibliography}{9} \bibitem{Poz} Pozrikidis, C. \emph{Boundary Integral And Singularity Methods For Linearized Viscous ...
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Displaying selected bibliographic items in the body of the text

I have to prepare a beamer presentation on the topic of citations and bibliographies. So I should be able to display selected bibliographic items in the slides as examples in most of the slides. I ...
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Fake MLA-style bibliography fix?

\leftskip0.5in \parindent-0.5in Author. Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium. convincingly fakes the hanging indent of MLA-style bibliography. Is there a way to set this for a region at every new ...
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how to modify the biblatex 'useprefix' option

In supplying an answer to this question: Preserve lowercase in bibtex I discovered that the way biblatex handles name prefixes is a bit odd, since it appears to be "all or nothing". Update This ...
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Preserve lowercase in bibtex

I'm using mla-paper package. the name Ferdinand de Saussure in bibliography gets shown as De Saussure, Ferdinand. But I want de in lowercase like so: de Saussure, Ferdinand. In citations it gets shown ...
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Ellipsis with a period/fullstop

While quoting how ellipsis should be used if few sentences are omitted in between. (ommissions are not clauses or words or phrases, but sentences). For example if there is a passage like: This is a ...
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urls do not show up in in biblatex-mla Works Cited list

Using the texlive distribution on Arch Linux. I have: \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[style=mla]{biblatex} \bibliography{sources.bib} ... In sources.bib I have: ...
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Multiple bibliography and MLA style

I have to write my BA Thesis in the MLA Style and I tried different stuff such as Biblatex and mla-paper making weird headings this. The problem is I need to use two bibliographies, two .bib ...
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How to insert the database information in biblatex-mla?

Here is the full citation information: Port, Larry. "Four Ways to Eliminate Procrastination." Law Practice: The Business of Practicing Law 36.5 (2010): 18. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. ...
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Authoring an MLA-conforming document in LaTeX?

I am trying to write a paper in proper MLA (Modern Language Association) format, but I am having trouble understanding how it all goes together. Is there an example document or template for MLA (with ...
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Biblatex-mla gives me a \smartcite error

Using: Biblatex 1.4a Biblatex-mla 0.95 Biblatex set up as follows: \usepackage[style=mla,autocite=footnote,backref=true,backend=biber]{biblatex} When I run XeLaTeX (XeTeX, Version ...
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How I add the word Print instead of the URL using mla-format bibliography [closed]

I need to create my workscite page reference, but my English professor is asking to put at the end of each bibliography reference the word print for all my book bibliography according to MLA ed 7th ...
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Biblatex and mla-paper making weird headings

I'm trying to use mla-paper and biblatex with MLA style in the same document so I can have a managed bibliography but with the whole document in MLA. I seem to have it working almost properly, but it ...
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How to add URL access date to MLA or APA

I'm currently using the mla-good.bst file for natbib (available as mla-good.bst.zip), but I suppose I don't really care if I use APA or MLA, so I may switch later. The problem I am having is that I ...
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Biblatex-MLA Online Author Entry Absent?

I'm trying to use biblatex-mla to make an annotated bibliography for a course of mine. One of the documents I need to cite is an online resource, and from what I see, the version online currently ...
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Biblatex / MLA for official reports and websites

I'm writing an thesis in British architecture and I need to follow the MLA style for bibliography. I'm now using biblatex and biblatex-mla; but I can't find out how to define official reports ...