I've a document that I have to write in spanish, therefore I've to change the title of "References" section to "Referencias I've used:


But none of them change it,


Change the title to "ReferenciasReferences".

How can I change this title? (I am using BibTeX.)


If you use babel you have to do nothing for changing the title:

%%% The filecontents* environment is only for making the example self-contained
 author={X Y},

%%% Here starts the document
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % recommended encoding




\bibliography{\jobname} % use your bib file name


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  • What if one is not using babel, how can one change the "References" title. (We need to show it in all caps, yes, I know it is crazy). – alfC Mar 31 '14 at 7:14
  • @alfC \renewcommand{\refname}{REFERENCES} should do. – egreg Mar 31 '14 at 7:30
  • I mean in apa6, the question says such thing doesn't work with apa6 (and I can confirm that). – alfC Mar 31 '14 at 7:36
  • @alfC If I replace \usepackage[spanish]{babel} with \renewcommand{\refname}{REFERENCES} in the example above, I get ”REFERENCES“. If you use babel, then you should say \addto{\captionsenglish}{\renewcommand{\refname}{REFERENCES}} (with english replaced by the language you need). – egreg Mar 31 '14 at 7:46

Had the same problem.

This is not a proper solution, but it worked for my purposes. Hope it will help in your case.

This chunk of code makes the Reference a separate section, which can be listed in Content. You can use \section*{} if you wish not to list it, of course.


Used the solution from https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/22654/51873

  • 1
    Why would you include \normalfont as part of your \section? That would, if successful, make its way into your ToC. And there's a difference in how \sections are formatted in the ToC compared to "other normal font components". – Werner Feb 22 '16 at 18:20
  • @Werner, I have got the wrong idea. It should be in bold, of course. I edited it. – Vladimir Yashin Feb 22 '16 at 18:26

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