Remote bibliography

Does someone know if it is possible to load a bibliography file located in Google Drive? For instance, I would like to use

\bibliography{https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx_9L7GzTcK2ZE1EalZ1vFlzSjg/edit?usp=sharing}


is it possible to do that? I am aware that this works with Dropbox.

• No, BibTeX is not able to do HTTP requests. Biber should be, but it requires loading the biblatex package in your document and changing some parts of it. – egreg Sep 16 '14 at 15:53
• I still have a problem, I created the following MWE \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber,natbib=true]{biblatex} \addbibresource[location=remote]{docs.google.com/…} \begin{document} \citep{Reference0000} \printbibliography \end{document} But Biber gives me errors when I compile it: Process started Use of uninitialized value \$llabel in concatenation (.) or string at – Cybernetician Oct 6 '14 at 14:15
• C:\Users\HUMBER~1\AppData\Local\Temp\par-68756d626572746f736869726f6d6f746f\cache-6bef6bfac2f8155f13b160f6720d3dbe6a10b684\inc\lib/Biber.pm line 675. Use of uninitialized value in string eq at C:\Users\HUMBER~1\AppData\Local\Temp\par-68756d626572746f736869726f6d6f746f\cache-6bef6bfac2f8155f13b160f6720d3dbe6a10b684\inc\lib/Biber/SortLists.pm line 77. – Cybernetician Oct 6 '14 at 14:20
• INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'R0V2.blg' INFO - Reading 'R0V2.bcf' WARN - Warning: Found biblatex control file version 2.6, expected version 2.5 INFO - Found 8 citekeys in bib section 0 INFO - Processing section 0 INFO - Looking for bibtex format file 'docs.google.com/…' for section 0 INFO - Data source 'docs.google.com/…' is a remote BibTeX data source - fetching ... – Cybernetician Oct 6 '14 at 14:20
• INFO - Decoding LaTeX character macros into UTF-8 INFO - Found BibTeX data source 'C:\Users\HUMBER~1\AppData\Local\Temp\yaLbXAkcT8\biber_remote_data_source_0skX0.bib' Process exited with error(s) – Cybernetician Oct 6 '14 at 14:20

It is possible usingbiblatex, but it is mandatory to use biber as backend. You need to use

\addbibresource[location=remote]{*url*}


The file .bib in google drive must be public, or accessible by link, and it is necessary change the url from: https://drive.google.com/file/d/XXXXXXXX/edit?usp=sharing to https://docs.google.com/uc?id=XXXXXXXX&export=download.

Example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex}

• @Humberto You must run biber instead of bibtex. – mvkorpel Sep 17 '14 at 12:42