This should be a basic question, but my search engine is failing me. Where do I go to download .bst files for LaTeX/bibtex?

Precise format is flexible but I want something that will work with natbib and author-year formats, and that can gracefully handle urls as @misc entries.


more than 150 bst files are already on your TeX-distribution. You can browse that directory, which can easily be found by running

kpsewhich plain.bst

e.g. for Linux and TeXLive:


For Windows open a command window (Start->cmd) and run the command.

For my system all known bst-files are in


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