I have over 500 entries in a single BibTeX file, and although this may sound like a general question, is there a way of seeing all the authors or references at a glance? Ie can I create a list of all entries by author?


  • So, if a reference has 3 authors, it should be listed 3 times, one for each author? – Guido Mar 21 '13 at 11:24
  • Do you mean a list of all authors, with the entries they have authored? Like - Harrison: [1,3] - Lennon [1,2,3] - McCarney [3] etc.? – mafp Mar 21 '13 at 11:26
  • As a minimum id like different entries to be listed only once corresponding to the leading author. – HCAI Mar 21 '13 at 11:28
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    For a biblatex solution look at tex.stackexchange.com/a/83891/16895 – Guido Mar 21 '13 at 11:32
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    @HCAI, normally I just sort the entries in the .bib file based on year myself, but I admit that only works if you do it right from the start...sorting out 500 entries at this point could prove to be...annoying ;-) – Mythio Mar 21 '13 at 12:16

You can add \nocite{*} at the end of the document to get a complete bibliography printed, regardless of whether it is cited in the text. Does that accomplish what you want?

If you want them ordered on authors, you can look for the appropriate bibliography style. I think plainnat works like that.


You can use biblist:

%\usepackage{natbib} %% or this....
\bibliographystyle{plain} %% with plainnat

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