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I think this is a gerenal issue: If you have a .bib-file with 200 entries and you use maybe about 170 of it, how can you retrieve the missing 30 keys?

The background is: \nocite{*} will add all references, but that's not what I want. I want only the references which are really used. But: I also want to know what keys are not used, so I can scan through that list and check if important references are missing.

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  • Thank you for your question! Still, a small example of fully compilable TeX code and a bib file would be a great starting point for the solvers, otherwise they must prepare it by themselves anyway and it costs precious time. – Malipivo Apr 16 '14 at 12:58
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    Take a look at this great answer here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/6977/6908 – Trefex Apr 16 '14 at 12:58
  • yes that already answers my question. thx a lot – musicman Apr 16 '14 at 13:02

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