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So I use bibtex and I have set my \bibliographystyle to be unsrt. I want Latex to render something like this:

ref [1]-[5] support this claim.

but if i write:

\cite{x1} - \cite{x5} blah blah

citation items 2, 3 and 4 are not gonna be listed in the bibliography list in the end, whereas I want them to be present. How can I do it?

marked as duplicate by lockstep, user11232, Joseph Wright Aug 7 '13 at 15:51

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    You can load cite package and say ref~\cite{x1,x2,x3,x4,x5} to get ref [1-5]. FYI, you can include citations in bibliography list by using \nocite{x2,x3,x4} – user11232 Aug 7 '13 at 15:41
  • @lockstep oops. didn't see that although this is in a slightly different setting. – Shb Aug 7 '13 at 15:46

You should include all the references in the \cite command for them to appear in the Bibliography chapter:


Don't forget to include:


in the preamble. The output should be something like:

Refs [1-5] support this claim.

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