I'm using the IEEE conference style and am exporting my bibTeX from Zotero. Zotero however just adds all information into the bibTeX and then my TeX-environment just compiles all that information into the PDF, leading to a really long bibliography section with all kinds of useless information. I'm using the \bibliography{IEEEabrv,MyBib}.

What is the best way to limit what information appears in the bibliography? Sure, I could just manually remove the information from bibTeX, but there must be a more elegant solution. Does the IEEE tex-style somewhere define what information will be added?

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    Please provide a minimal working example (MWE). If you just use \cite commands for the entries you use, and do not have a \nocite{*} in the document, then by default the bibliography will only contain the entries you reference. Jan 21, 2014 at 14:31
  • To clarify, it not the amount of entires in the bibliography that are bothering me, but the addional information such as DOI, the extra field from Zotero, other URLs, and so on. Jan 21, 2014 at 14:38
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    There are various formatting directives you can adjust, cf. tex.stackexchange.com/a/102913/15925. However, the information you are talking about is in fields that should be ignored by the style. Please post a MWE. Jan 21, 2014 at 14:50

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You can try clearing the fields you don't want:


Look at the biblatex documentation to find out whether the field is indeed a field, a list, or a name in order to use the right function to clear it.

  • Despite the label, I don't think the OP is actually using biblatex. Although, I admit that it is not clear based on the question as it is currently written. I think people are often confused as to what the tag means (often perhaps no more than 'BIBliography' + 'LATEX'?).
    – jon
    Jan 22, 2014 at 16:51

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