I am using Biber and the verbose IBID style setting to generate my footnotes. Here is my bibliography settings

\usepackage[citestyle=verbose-ibid, bibstyle=authoryear, backend=biber, labeldate]{biblatex}

Some of my book entries in the bib file contain URL data (e.g. the Google book reference). I like the fact that these are showing up in the bibliography section at the back of the document, but I do not want them showing up in the full version of the first citation of a work.

Is there some way to de-activate URL printing in the main matter, but not in the back matter, e.g. by redeclaring some macro?


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    Can you add a minimal working example (MWE) Dec 8 '14 at 8:31
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    I thought the question was too simple, but I can see now how that is in general the more helpful thing to do, esp once you know the file inclusion trick that @lockstep showcased. Will do so the next time. Dec 9 '14 at 10:09

Add \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{url}} to your preamble.





  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  url = {http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/ive-just-been-asked-to-write-a-minimal-example-what-is-that},



\null\vfill% just for the example

Some text \autocite{A01}.



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  • +1 You're always one of the best with biblatex ;-) Dec 9 '14 at 20:07
  • @karlkoeller Especially with respect to easy questions. ;-)
    – lockstep
    Dec 9 '14 at 20:55
  • This does the opposite for me :\ Suppresses the url in the bibliography but not the footnotes
    – Daniel
    May 12 '15 at 18:22
  • should this method also work with other fields? I have a similar issue. I would like to have the field {ecli} not in the footnotes but in the bibliography. \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{ecli} doesn't work. should it? Dec 24 '18 at 12:22

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