# Column break and beginning two new columns on same page

I am new to LaTeX, so please bear with me if my question does not meet the requirements, or if the solution is obvious.

I am creating a document with two colums, and after my text, I want some kind of break, so my references begin in the left column. So to speak, I want a new page, just beginning at the same page as the text. I hope it makes sense. I would prefer if I could do it without any additional packages, but please let me know if I have to install one to make it work. This is my code:

\documentclass[11pt,twoside,twocolumn,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{natbib}

\begin{document}

Bla bla

\newpage

Bla Bla

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{/Users/Nikolaj/Documents/Samf/library}

\end{document}

• I just discovered another way of doing something a bit like this. By simply using the package flushend, the columns on the last page will have the same size. Flushend is a part of the ttools package that can be found in the MikTex Package Manager. Of course, this does not make the break as I asked for in the original post, but it does something close to :-) – Nikolaj Jun 16 '14 at 16:15
• And it seems flushend is not very good. The package balance is much better when I use the automatic bibliography. – Nikolaj Jun 19 '14 at 20:44

The only way I can think of a solution is to close the current two column mode, and the start a new one. You need to use the multicol package for that purpose.

I failed to solve the problem when you use a global two column mode.

In this example, lipsum and xampl are for dummy texts and bibliographies only.

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\usepackage{multicol}

\begin{document}

\begin{multicols}{2}
\lipsum[1]
\nocite{*}
\end{multicols}

\begin{multicols}{2}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{xampl}
\end{multicols}

\end{document}


Here is the output.

• @Nikolaj Glad to be of assistance. You can upvote the answer as well. :-) – Masroor Jun 15 '14 at 8:50
• I will do this as soon as I get 15 reputation :-) – Nikolaj Jun 15 '14 at 12:51