# Print biblatex bibliography without labels

my question is rather similar to this one, except that I'm using biblatex and not bibtex. I searched the manual and TE, but I can find only answers how to use a custom label provided by biblatex, but not how to completely avoid it. Thank you!

Here is a MWE. Basically, I'm using two bibliographies: one "normal" at the end, and one "special" in the middle of the document, containing only entries having the keyword. For this special bibliography, I would like to avoid the label.

\documentclass[12pt,twoside,openright,a4paper,oldfontcommands]{memoir}

\usepackage[sorting=nty, maxnames=99, firstinits=true, backend=biber]{biblatex}

\begin{document}
\nocite{key}
\end{document}

• Without a proper MWE we can just guess (what style do you use?). But a bibstyle=authortitle might help? – moewe Aug 6 '14 at 11:33

Normally, one would just choose a bibliography style that does not have labels, such as bibstyle=authortitle. In your case with two bibliographies, however, that is not really feasible.

You can define a custom bibenvironment that suppresses the labelling and use that for the mid-document bibliography.

We can just take the standard authortitle definition as basis

\defbibenvironment{midbib}
{\list
{}
{\setlength{\leftmargin}{\bibhang}%
\setlength{\itemindent}{-\leftmargin}%
\setlength{\itemsep}{\bibitemsep}%
\setlength{\parsep}{\bibparsep}}}
{\endlist}
{\item}


of course you can change all that to your liking (see §3.7.7 Bibliography Headings and Environments, p. 90 and §4.2.2 Bibliography Environments, p. 148 of the biblatex documentation).

For your special bibliography, all you do is specify the special environment via the env option (env=midbib; see §3.7.2 The Bibliography, p. 83 of the biblatex docs)

\printbibliography[heading=none, sorting=ydnt, env=midbib, keyword=primary]


The standard environment used by \printbibliography without an explicit env option retains the labels as expected.

MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[sorting=nty, maxnames=99, firstinits=true, backend=biber]{biblatex}

\defbibenvironment{midbib}
{\list
{}
{\setlength{\leftmargin}{\bibhang}%
\setlength{\itemindent}{-\leftmargin}%
\setlength{\itemsep}{\bibitemsep}%
\setlength{\parsep}{\bibparsep}}}
{\endlist}
{\item}

\begin{document}
\nocite{wilde,aristotle:physics}