I'm using Miktex with WinEdt editor for writing IEEE conference artile. I copied IEEEabrv and IEEEtran file to my article LaTeX folder and used this code. (Bib_ref is my bibliography file)




Wen I run my LaTeX file, The console stops at \end{thebibliography} and I have this error :

LateX Error: Something's wrong-perhaps a missing \item. 

There is one bibliography from google scholar that I inserted to my bib file.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You mustn't have the thebibliography environment if you use \bibliography, because BibTeX will automatically supply it.
    – egreg
    Mar 23, 2015 at 10:09

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To insert references, you may use either thebibliography environment (to list entries manually) or \bibliography (to include an external BibTeX file). Since you are using the latter way, there is no need to wrap \bibliography inside a thebibliography environment. This should work:

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