# IEEE Style Using BibDesk and texshop

I am trying to get the reference list compiled in TeXShop

I do not know what I'm doing wrong

I created a file in bibDesk and I put it in the same file that i have my .tex file in, and I even named them with the same name

I clicked: typeset bibtex first and then I did typset latex with no luck

in my document I am referring to a source by typing:

\cite{the name of the source inside my .bib file}


and at the end of the document I am doing:

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\bibliography{the name of the .bib file}
\end{bibliography}


The errors I get are:

I found no \citation commands---while reading file
I found no \bibdata command---while reading file
I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file


I have the citation command written and I have the bib file and I have the bib style command

please tell me what am I doing wrong?

Thank you.

• Welcome to TeX.SE. I don't use TeXshop but have you compile your document with LaTeX before running bibTeX? Nov 23 '15 at 7:36
• @RomainPicot thank you, I did not know I have to compile the latex file before the bibtex Nov 23 '15 at 7:51