# References not showing up [duplicate]

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I have created a .bib file using Jabref. Now I placed this file in the same folder where all my other latex fles are present. I am adding the reference to this .bib file using this:

``````\section*{References}
\bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num}
\bibliography{jab}
``````

I am compiling my latex code on WinEdt but afterwards the file generated does not contain any references. Reference part is just blank.

Please guide me in this regard.

## marked as duplicate by Johannes_B, Torbjørn T., Marco Daniel, egreg, gernotFeb 12 '17 at 10:11

• Have you run `bibtex`? – Ian Thompson Jul 28 '14 at 7:16
• And did you actually cite something? Only cited entries are listed, unless you issue an `\nocite{*}` (plus latex, bibtex, latex, latex) which lists everything from the `.bib` file. – daleif Jul 28 '14 at 7:20
• @daleif I have not made much citations yet. But when I run bibtex, it says \no bibstyle command.... . I added \nocite{*} above \bibliography but still nothing appears. – Xara Jul 28 '14 at 7:23
• Thanks it worked. I added \nocite{*} after \bibliograpghy – Xara Jul 28 '14 at 7:39
• `\nocite{*}` can be anywhere in the document. The important thing is the `latex`, `bibtex`, `latex`, `latex` (at least when you have normal citations, like `\cite` – daleif Jul 28 '14 at 7:40