I'm looking for the procedure to place entries into a bibliography for a document in Texmaker. I have an existing .bib file with references in it as well as a document that correctly references the entries I have. If I create a new entry and use the \cite{} call I am unable to get the references into the document. Instead of a number reference in the document I get a [??] and no entry in the bibliography. I believe I have to run BibTeX at some point before QuickBuild, but I cannot figure out the order of what I am supposed to run. I also cannot find any documentation that outlines how this is supposed to work.

  • Do you have \bibliographystle{<style-name>} and \bibliography{<bib-file-name>} in your latex file? Then you have to run latex->bibtex->latex – Guido Oct 8 '13 at 3:15
  • That order/procedure worked! You should make this an answer so I can give you points! Thanks! – ngramsky Oct 8 '13 at 3:42
  • Believe it or not, the name of the TeX front-end you're using is “Texmaker”. ;-) – egreg Oct 8 '13 at 6:46

To create a bibliography and references to it one has to insert


somewhere in the latex source file and


where the bibliography should appear. Then, run latex->bibtex->latex (in some cases further runs of latex are needed to stabilize cross-references.

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