1

I exported my .bib file from EndNote into LaTeX. However, there is no citation key for references. Do I have to add citation keys (manually) for each reference to be able to cite them within my document?

5
  • 3
    Yes, you need a key. LaTeX can't read your mind, it needs some way to identify the citation. Commented May 13, 2015 at 6:21
  • :) I've just wondered if I can use (somehow) existing author names within author field. Commented May 13, 2015 at 6:25
  • 1
    Did you try tex.stackexchange.com/a/207219/14500 ? Commented May 13, 2015 at 6:29
  • 1
    Are you looking to list every entry in the bib file in the references section of your document, without needing to cite each and every entry explicitly somewhere in the body of the document?
    – Mico
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 7:55
  • Actually, it would be better to list each of them in the references section. Commented May 13, 2015 at 8:16

1 Answer 1

2

If the objective is simply to include each and every entry in the bib file(s) mentioned in the \bibliography instruction, regardless of whether or not they are \cited explicitly somewhere in your document, simply issue the command

\nocite{*}

somewhere in the body of the document, i.e., somewhere between \begin{document} and \end{document}.

2
  • have you tried it? if there are no citation keys (or label, e.g. @article{,) in the bibtex file, you will end with a bibliography with only one entry.
    – Guido
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 12:56
  • @Guido - I have not, in no small part because the OP hasn't provided a single entry from the bib file(s) in question. I honestly don't know if I've even understood the problem correctly. I went mainly by the OP's comment that "it would be better to list each of them in the references section". I interpreted this in a way that led to the answer I posted. If it turns out I was wrong, I'll have no problem deleting the answer.
    – Mico
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 13:48

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .