I wanted to add citations in my beamer presenatation and saw following post.

How to embed citations into footnotes?

For test run I copied the answer posted there but I am not geting ciattaion as shown there. Instaed I m only getting 'foo12' at bottom of my slide.

Can any one tell me whats going wrong here. Is there any new package that i need to add for \documentclass{beamer}

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    Has your problem been solved by the provided answer? Then please don't forget to accept it. Otherwise try \footfullcite from this answer tex.stackexchange.com/q/416247/117274 and then report back if possible. Or have you found out how to solve the mystery yourself, then kindly answer your own question.
    – thymaro
    Feb 20, 2018 at 17:47

1 Answer 1


You have to process your document once with pdflatex, then once with biber and then twice again with pdflatex.

With this example (modified from the linked question to use beamer):


\usepackage{filecontents}% to embed the file `myreferences.bib` in your `.tex` file
  year = {2012},
  title = {footnote-reference-using-european-system},
  url = {http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/69716/footnote-reference-using-european-system},

% File is created and written to disk by the above package


Some text.\footnote{Some text in a footnote.} Some more text.\footcite{foo12}



The output is:

enter image description here

Check your versions for biblatex and update if necessary. In my system, TeX Live2015, at the moment of this answer:

biblatex.sty    2015/04/19 v3.0 programmable bibliographies (PK/JW/AB)
biblatex2.sty    2015/04/19 v3.0 programmable bibliographies (biber) (PK/JW/AB)
Biber 2.1
  • I am using the .bib example from your posted answer
    – NAASI
    Aug 19, 2015 at 13:21
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    @NAASI Then use biber. Load the package as in \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}. Delete the auxiliary files; in particular the .bbl file; run the document through pdflatex; open a terminal and (assuming your .tex name is called test.tex), run biber test now run pdflatex twice again in the document. Aug 19, 2015 at 13:41

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