I am using the ieeetran class. In the Bibliography, the title is "References". Does anyone know how to change the title to "Bibliography"?

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    When using the default ieeetran document class, the thebibliography environment prints as References (what you expect/want). So you must be doing something different, or using a different class option, or maybe using a package that interferes with this. Could you please produce a minimal working example (MWE) that replicates your current setup. Something we can copy-and-paste-and-compile and see exactly what you're seeing. It should start with \documentclass and end with \end{document}.
    – Werner
    Dec 3, 2014 at 22:28
  • As Werner stated, using IEEEtran,the default is References, in small caps font, at least with \usepackage{biblatex}
    – user31729
    Dec 3, 2014 at 22:41

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in the preamble.

  • Does not work in my case. The heading is still "References" after adding this.
    – isarandi
    Mar 2, 2020 at 14:50

\def\refname{Bibliography} does not work for me when used with IEEE tran class. Although below command was useful:


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