# Removing fields from BibDesk

Apologies if this question has been posted somewhere else, but I have not managed to find an answer that works for me.

I am trying to create a bibliography using Harvard style, using BibDesk to create the .bib file, and Biber and BibLatex.

However, the bibliography contains the DOI, the URL, the ISSN, a further e-print URL - all things I do not want.

My question is: is there a way to delete these fields in BibDesk, so that they are absent in the .bib file?

• Why not just disable printing of these items using biblatex? – Joseph Wright May 30 '14 at 16:05

There is no need to remove these fields from the bibtex files. All you have to do is to use the isbn, dii and url option of biblatex and set them to false, i.e.,

\usepackage[doi=false, issn=false, url=false]{biblatex}


Alternatively you can use

\AtEveryBibitem{\clearfield{<field>}}


to remove other unwanted fields.

• Thanks a lot! Sorry that seemed pretty obvious, but (as you can probably tell) I am fairly new to Latex. – user3589557 May 30 '14 at 16:51

Put this before the bibliography:

\def\url#1{}


It works on my laptop.