# Include a reference in the bibliography without citing it in the text [duplicate]

This might be a silly question, but I want to include a reference without actually citing it in the article, I just want it to be added to references.

I'm using a .bib file which is included in the .tex file, and the entry is a standard entry like:

@misc{xyz,
author = "NAME",
date = "YEAR",
howpublished = "personal communication"
}

## marked as duplicate by Werner, Gonzalo Medina, Mico, Mensch, barbara beetonSep 23 '15 at 21:20

• \nocite{xyz} – David Carlisle Sep 23 '15 at 20:08
• Whether you use biblatex or BibTeX, the answer is the same. – Werner Sep 23 '15 at 20:22

Use \nocite{keyname} for a single input in the references without marking it in the document. To mark any key in the .bib file use \nocite{*}

\documentclass{article}

\begin{filecontents}{mysuperbib.bib}
@misc{xyz,
author = "A.N.{A}uthor",
date = "2525",
howpublished = "personal communication"
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

\nocite{xyz}

\bibliographystyle{alpha}
\bibliography{mysuperbib}

\end{document}