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Latex does not seem generate any bibliography. I use the minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\citet{Blavatskyy2011}
\bibliography{library}
\end{document}

The error I get is:

Undefined control sequence.

The library.bib file is in the same directory as the .tex file. I use TexShop on Mac OS X, the .bib file is created with Menedeley. The exemplary entry is:

@article{Blavatskyy2011,
author = {Blavatskyy, Pavlo R.},
doi = {10.1287/mnsc.1100.1285},
file = {:Users/Chris/Desktop/Mendeley Desktop/2011\_Blavatskyy\_A Model of Probabilistic Choice Satisfying First-Order Stochastic Dominance\_Management Science.pdf:pdf},
issn = {0025-1909},
journal = {Management Science},
keywords = {2010,2011,accepted october 19,advance january 28,by peter wakker,decision analysis,first-order stochastic dominance,history,online in articles in,probabilistic choice,published,random utility,received march 8,strong utility},
month = mar,
number = {3},
pages = {542--548},
title = {{A Model of Probabilistic Choice Satisfying First-Order Stochastic Dominance}},
url = {http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/mnsc.1100.1285},
volume = {57},
year = {2011}

What could be the problem? The Mendeley export? TexShop? Other?

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You don't say which control sequence is undefined, but the problem is likely that you don't load the natbib package. The \citet command is not defined by the LaTeX-core, so I guess that is the control sequence which is undefined. Hence, add

\usepackage{natbib}

to the preamble.

You should also change the \bibliographystyle to plainnat, which is natbibs version of the plain style.

  • Also plain should be plainnat – egreg Feb 19 '14 at 23:28
  • Thanks, the code is now: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{natbib} \begin{document} \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \citet{Blavatskyy2011} \bibliography{library} \end{document} The error message in the .log file is: Package natbib Warning: There were undefined citations – 360McTwist Feb 19 '14 at 23:40
  • Does the .bib file entry look as it should? – 360McTwist Feb 19 '14 at 23:43
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    Did you run bibtex after running latex (and after that you have to run latex twice). – Guido Feb 19 '14 at 23:51
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    By the way in the bibtex example you must have a closing } at the end. I assume it is a problem with cut and paste. – Guido Feb 19 '14 at 23:53

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