In previously asked questions about changing the chaptermark in a bibliography, I couldn't get a solution for my problem. That is why I'm asking a new question.

I'm writing my thesis. The references span across multiple pages. On the top of the second (and further) page there is a header (that appears on every page where a new chapter does not begin). The header informs a reader about the current chapter he/she is reading. But in the references it says "Algemene conclusies", which is my last chapter. I would like this not to appear in the references and say "Bibliografie" instead.

Here is my code:

    \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside, openright]{report}


\usepackage{setspace} \onehalfspacing
\headheight = 14pt


\setlength{\parskip}{2.3ex plus 0.3ex minus 0.3ex}

\def\LigneVerticale{\vrule height 2cm depth 2cm\hspace{0.1cm}\relax}
\rlap{\vrule height 0.8cm width 1cm depth 0.2cm}%
\rlap{\hbox to 1cm{\hss\mbox{\white #1}\hss}}%
\vrule height 0pt width 1cm depth 0pt}
}\par\vskip 2cm}
}\par\vskip 2cm}

This is the code in my document:

\chapter{Algemene conclusies}


And this is the code in the file bibliography:

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    in the file "Bibliografie", after the \chapter* line, add a line \markboth{Bibliografie}{Bibliografie} (uppercasing manually if appropriate to get a matching style). the basic latex classes, including report don't provide automatic running head text for starred headings, which to my way of thinking is a misfeature. Commented May 23, 2013 at 17:53
  • Thank you, but unfortunately he now also changes the chaptermark of my last (empty) page of my previous chapter. Commented May 23, 2013 at 17:56
  • to avoid changing the heading on the blank last page of the prrvious chapter, put \clearpage just before the bibliography. (i thought that \chapter, with or without star, did that automatically, but i didn't check.) Commented May 23, 2013 at 18:02
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    you're correct about \clearpage. i've tried to process the (partial) file you've listed, but without some actual content, in particular for the bibliography (i plugged in some lipsum text to take up space), the result is what i expected when i made the suggestion. so a real minimum working example (MWE) is needed. Commented May 23, 2013 at 18:58
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    it looks like your bibliography file is named bronnen. if it follows the usual format of such files, bronnen.bbl will begin with a line \begin{thebibliography}. place the \markboth immediately after that. (it's been suggested that this discussion be moved to chat. unfortunately, i'm working on a deadline, and can't manage that right now.) Commented May 23, 2013 at 19:24

1 Answer 1


The only thing you need, is to use \markboth{}{Bibliografie} for this. But you have to put it in the right place, and the right order of commands is:


Or if you really insist, then you place the three last lines in your file Bibliografie.tex in that order, and everything should work. If it doesn't, then don't use \input.

  • Thank you, but I must be doing something wrong... Now he gives one page with the title bibliografie, then nothing beneath, then on the next page again the chapter title bibliografie and then all my references. Commented May 24, 2013 at 11:47
  • Did you include a \clearpage or related command before?
    – Joris Meys
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 11:48
  • No, I did use a \newpage Commented May 24, 2013 at 11:52
  • Edited the answer.
    – Joris Meys
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 12:14

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