I'm new to LaTeX, and have managed to transfer an essay I'd written in Word into LaTeX fairly satisfactorily, but I'm now trying to sort out the bibliography using BibTeX and I'm completely lost. I have a number of questions.
Should I be using BibTeX or BibLaTeX?
What do I need to put into my LaTeX document and where (i.e. in the preamble or where the bibliography should go)?
I want to use a special bibliography style called
lsalike. There are two files, one
.bst and one
.sty - do I need both of these or just the
.bst and where do I put them? (I'm using OS X/a MacBook and TeXShop.) How do I use this style in LaTeX? I believe the style will have small caps for the authors' names (though I can't confirm as I've not got it working yet!) - how do I turn this feature off?
How do I get special symbols in BibTeX entries? (A number of the authors have 'foreign' characters in their names, as do some of the titles.)
Sorry for so many questions and ones that have no doubt been answered before, but I could really do with some help!