EDIT: The cause for the problem described below was that the .bbl file was being emptied every time the document compiled.

I'm attempting to add my renamed bibliography as an unnumbered top-level (chapter) entry to the table of contents (TOC) in my document, but so far all of my attempts have been unsuccessful. Below is an MWE for my latest and tidiest attempt, plus the output. Does anyone know what my code is missing? I'm using MiKTeX 2.9, Biblatex 2.8, Biber 1.8, and I've made sure all my other packages are up to date as well. I'm using the pdflatex compiler.

Main document






Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet \cite{entry}.




author = {John Doe},
journal = {TeX Monthly},
pages = {1----10},
title = {{How do I get this to work?}},
volume = {99},
year = {1234}




I tried working around the problem by adding the line


just after the printbibliography command, but this causes the TOC to reference the bibliography one page early. And besides, it is only a workaround, not a solution.

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    I get this : i.sstatic.net/94mgs.png. You don't have to use [bibliography=totoc] in the options of \documentclass when you write heading=bibintoc in \printbibliography. May be updating will help?
    – user11232
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 0:16
  • @HarishKumar, that is very strange. The provided MWE does not give a bibliography entry in the table of contents, and everything I use should be up to date. I've updated the question with these details.
    – eiterorm
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 8:05
  • mine is miktex 2.9 too. And biblatex.sty 2013/11/25 v2.8a programmable bibliographies (PK/JW/AB) biblatex2.sty 2013/11/25 v2.8a programmable bibliographies (biber) (PK/JW/AB ) and biber v 1.8.
    – user11232
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 15:34
  • I can copy that, works on my system (same as @HarishKumar)
    – musicman
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 15:58


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