# Bibliography not appearing (Natbib, Mendeley)

I'm new to LaTeX and am trying to switch from hardcoded \bibitem references to natbib. I have all my references in Mendeley and exported them to a .bib file. My code is generating no errors (yay!) but is also failing to make any references appear. All of the documentation I've read suggests that one only needs \bibliographystyle and \bibliography to make them appear...any thoughts? I looked at the .bib file and it appears to match everything expected (I also tried to construct a MWE with only one reference but it still failed to appear). All I get is my "test" text.

Thanks for any insights!

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\PassOptionsToPackage{normalem}{ulem}
\usepackage{ulem}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{ulem, setspace, fullpage}
\setlength\parindent{24pt}
\usepackage[round]{natbib}

\begin{document}
test
\newpage
\bibliography{Zotero-Coresidence}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}

\end{document}

• Welcome to TeX.SX! – user31729 Nov 14 '14 at 17:17
• You didn't mention whether you ran BibTeX as well as LaTeX. Please advise. Please also report if there are error messages in the \jobname.blg file. – Mico Nov 14 '14 at 17:57
• I'm not sure I understand this comment. I ran pdfLaTeX and then BibTeX and then pdfLaTeX again, but there are no .blg files in the folder--just .aux, .run, and .bbl (in addition to the Tex file). – Melanie Nov 14 '14 at 18:25
• Are you saying that there's a new \jobname.bbl (where \jobname is the name of your main tex file) in the folder, but no file named \jobname.blg? – Mico Nov 14 '14 at 18:34
• There are no citations in your example, so it's not surprising you see no bibliography. If you want to add a bibliography without citations, use \nocite (selectively) or \nocite{*} (add everything). – Joseph Wright Nov 14 '14 at 18:36