Compiling LaTex bib source [closed]

I am writing my thesis (thesis.tex) in Latex, and I have the references in an own reference.bib file which look as follows

``````@Article{xxx,
author =       "D.A. Reinhard",
title =        "Case Study",
year =         "1985",
}
``````

and I reference them in my main document as `\cite{xxx}`

I am using Texworks on Windows. After compiling the bib to generate a bbl, when I compile then thesis.tex with: pdflatex +MakeIndex + BibTex, I am able to see the pdf of 'thesis', but I do not see the Bibilography section at the end and do not see references to the bibliography, not even question marks instead of the proper references to the bibliography.

When I tried pdflatex + BibTex + pdflatex + pdflatex, the 'References' section shows up at the end, but I do not see the references (such as 1. Reinhard, D.A. Case Study ). I also do not see the citation in the paper

I did include `\bibliography{relativepath/reference}` at the end of `thesis.tex`

What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks!

closed as unclear what you're asking by moewe, Fran, Svend Tveskæg, Adam Liter, egregDec 20 '14 at 21:09

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• Have you defined the style? If not try adding `\bibliographystyle{plain}` somewhere in the document. The order of typesetting is: pdflatex + bibtex + pdflatex + pdflatex. – Jonas Nyrup Dec 11 '14 at 9:14
• Hi and welcome. Your description is a bit cryptic for me. Did you run pdflatex afterwards to incorporate the contents of the bbl into the pdf? How are you includeing the bibliography? Can you show us a short but compilable example? That is important, because what to do depends on the basic setup. – Johannes_B Dec 11 '14 at 9:14
• Do you have any `\cite` commands in the document? – Andrew Swann Dec 11 '14 at 13:25
• Also for testing `\nocite{*}` gives you all the references – Dolphin Dec 11 '14 at 19:09
• why do I have to do 'pdflatex' twice after 'bibtex'? When I tried that, the 'References' section shows up at the end, but I do not see the references (such as `1. Reinhard, D.A. Case Study `). I also do not see the citation in the paper – csx Dec 11 '14 at 20:33