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.

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Jul 21 '15 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 '15 at 19:12
  • @ChristianHupfer: so you would suggest adding a bibliography for each part seperately? – JonBlumfeld Jul 21 '15 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 '15 at 20:09
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    Not related to the problem: But why is there an empty group after \newpage? – Ruben Jul 21 '15 at 20:10

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.) – barbara beeton Jul 21 '15 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 '15 at 20:56
  • good point about the difference in "regional" style. the extra space would be added for a book published by the ams. – barbara beeton Jul 21 '15 at 21:00
  • @barbarabeeton: I think it's amsbook or where is myamsalpha coming from? – user31729 Jul 21 '15 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.) – barbara beeton Jul 21 '15 at 21:22

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