I have to finish my thesis. The structure is something like this:

  • Title
  • Preface
  • Abstract
  • TOC etc...
  • Part 1: part title
  • ----- Chapter 1
  • ----- Chapter 2
  • Part 2: part title
  • ----- Chapter 1
  • ----- Chapter 2
  • Bibliography

I use this code to generate the bibliography




Unfortunately, the bibliography is not sorted into the correct level, meaning I would like to have the bibliography on the same level as the TOC for example.

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    – user31729
    Jul 21, 2015 at 19:11
  • \usepackage{tocbibind} should automatically provide the correct ToC entry, no need to manipulate directly with \addcontentsline. However, I don't think, that a bibliography should be organized on the part level
    – user31729
    Jul 21, 2015 at 19:12
  • @ChristianHupfer: so you would suggest adding a bibliography for each part seperately? Jul 21, 2015 at 19:21
  • No, I didn't imply that. A bibliography has a chapter title heading normally, but's not a \part or \chapter of its own.
    – user31729
    Jul 21, 2015 at 20:09
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    Not related to the problem: But why is there an empty group after \newpage?
    – Ruben
    Jul 21, 2015 at 20:10

1 Answer 1


Here is a 'minimal' structure, with the bibliography entry in the ToC on the some level as chapters. Usually, it's sufficient to use \usepackage{tocbibind} to get several list of contents etc. into the ToC itself.






% Vorwort hier

% Abstract hier

\part{Faust -- der Trag\"odie Erster Teil}
\chapter{Kapitel 1}
\chapter{Kapitel 2}

\part{Faust -- der Trag\"odie Zweiter Teil}
\chapter{Kapitel 3}
\chapter{Kapitel 4}





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  • it might be desired to have a vertical space between the last chapter of part 2 and the bibliography entry. inserting \addtocontents{toc}{\vspace{<some dimension>}} after the \cleardoublepage would do the job. (do check the spelling of the command before using; i always get it wrong first time, and am not in a position to check it right now.) Jul 21, 2015 at 20:54
  • @barbarabeeton: Basically the same what \chapter etc. is adding to the LoF etc. I could do that, but its rather unusual in German style
    – user31729
    Jul 21, 2015 at 20:56
  • good point about the difference in "regional" style. the extra space would be added for a book published by the ams. Jul 21, 2015 at 21:00
  • @barbarabeeton: I think it's amsbook or where is myamsalpha coming from?
    – user31729
    Jul 21, 2015 at 21:01
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    myamsalpha is most likely a local modification of amsalpha.bst. it has nothing to do with whether there is an entry in the toc; that's up to the document class. (amsbook automatically puts an entry for the biblio in the toc, but it doesn't add extra space above the entry in a case like this. that's always an editorial addition if the author hasn't done it. could be made automatic by checking whether \part has been used, but isn't there now.) Jul 21, 2015 at 21:22

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