I am using the thebibliography environment inside a LaTeX document. Right now, the entries appear in PDF like:

[1] DACUNHA-CASTELLE, D., et DUFLO, M., Probabilites et statistique-problemes a temps mobile, Masson paris Milan Barcelone, 1993.

[2] DOEBLIN, W., Sur les sommes d ‘ un grand nombres des variables aleatoires independantes, Bull. Soc. Math. France, 53(1939), 23-32, 35-64.

I would like to appear the numbered items followed by a dot, with no paranthesis, smth as:

  2. DOEBLIN, W., Sur les sommes...

I suppose I should specify a style inside the \bibliographystyle command, but which one?


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    Styles work only with automatically created bbl-files. Try \makeatletter\def\@biblabel#1{#1.}\makeatother. Jul 11, 2013 at 11:48
  • Thanks Ulrike, this solved my problem: I added the command you mentioned just before opening the thebibliography environment.
    – lmsasu
    Jul 11, 2013 at 16:06

1 Answer 1


Use the following hack to override thebibliography numbering style:


This will override the definition of @biblabel, which is an internal macro that provides the listing labels of bibitems.

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