# sort biblatex bibliography by appearance of cites in the document [duplicate]

I'm writing my thesis in physics using LateX (MikTeX). For my bibliography i use biblatex with this setup:

``````\usepackage[
backend=bibtex8,
maxnames=6,
bibstyle=numeric,
hyperref=true,
citestyle=authortitle,
sortcites=true
]{biblatex}
\usepackage[babel, german=quotes]{csquotes}
\usepackage[normalem]{ulem}
\bibliography{bibliography.bib}
``````

What I'm trying to do now is to sort the items in the biblography automatically by their appearance in the document, i.e. the first cite in the document will be the first item in the bibliography.

I know that biblatex provides several sorting options via

``````sorting=
``````

but there isn't an option that fits my sorting order. (I already checked the documentation)

I also know that i could arrange them in my .bib file and choose the option

``````sorting=none
``````

but since I got quite a lot of references this is only my last hope.

Is there a way to do that? If so, please tell me. If not, tell me so i can quit searching an start sorting my .bib file.

greetz from germany.

• The way I read the documentation, `sorting=none` does exactly what you want. ('All entries are processed in citation order.') – Torbjørn T. May 25 '13 at 10:45
• welcome to TeX.SE! – Nils L May 25 '13 at 11:07

`sorting=none` does what you want. Only if you use `\nocite{*}` and therefore there is no citation order in the document does `biber` use the `.bib` order.
• Thanks for pointing out that `\notice{*}` should be removed. But what does `\notice{*}` do? It does not seem to appear in the documentation. – zyy Jan 11 '20 at 22:12