I want to include URLs in the bibliography, but I don't want the text URL: to be in the bibliography.

I understand I can use note = {\url{...}} but is there a way to achieve this without modifying the .bib file?


  title={The Art of Computer Programming 1: Fundamental Algorithms 2: Seminumerical Algorithms 3: Sorting and Searching},
  author={Knuth, D},
  publisher={MA: Addison-Wesley},


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    That should be as easy as \DeclareFieldFormat{url}{\url{#1}}. – moewe Sep 1 '15 at 5:43

You can display the URL on its own with

  • This does not work for me. The previous label is still there. How can I remove it? – Emera Jade Mar 30 '18 at 2:37
  • @EmeraJade This works for the standard styles. If it does not work for you, the label you see must be generated by something else. It's hard to say what is responsible without knowing what is going on on your side, so please ask a new question with an MWE/MWEB that shows the style you use and the modifications you already applied. – moewe Mar 30 '18 at 6:25
  • That already solved it, I took a look at the .blx of german-apa and figured it out. Thanks for your hint! :) – Emera Jade Mar 30 '18 at 6:30

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