I spent past couple of hours to get citation working on my latex. I am using TexMaker and I tried to compile the document in latex->bibtex -> latex -> latex -> PdfLatex order. However, I only see ? on my outcome pdf file. Could you help me? Thanks !


 author = {Mustermann, A. and Mostermann, B. and Mistermann, C},
 year = {2011},
 title = {Using articles in {\LaTeX} documents},
 journal = {Journal}



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    I can't reproduce the problem. When I compile using your sequence I see all the references as well as their \cites in the text. – Werner Feb 24 '15 at 3:40
  • Are you maybe missing a \bibliographystyle directive in your real document? – Mico Feb 24 '15 at 3:57
  • Not sure, if the key may just ve a number or requires a/some characeters in front. This may be compiler dependent. – engineer Feb 24 '15 at 7:14

Does your MWE not work? I can compile it. I guess there is a problem in the settings for the compilers. I used following settings and it worked:

pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex
bibtex %

pdflatex -> bibtex -> pdflatex -> pdflatex

(also using TexMaker)

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