I have been trying to use a whole library and then use the in-text citation method to compile a reference section. I am getting stuck when I try to reference the whole library which is in a different directory than my latex file (I want this to stay this way, I am not looking for a solution in the same directory, if possible).

Thus far I have the following:


Within the Bibtex folder there is a library.bib file stored, which contains my citation (I have verified this). However, when I run my bibtex in Latex the following error is displayed:

"This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) The top-level auxiliary file: Final paper.aux The style file: aea.bst I couldn't open database file C:/Users/Joachim/OneDrive/Documents/Bibtex/library.bib.bib ---line 4 of file Final paper.aux : \bibdata{C:/Users/Joachim/OneDrive/Documents/Bibtex/library.bib : } I'm skipping whatever remains of this command I found no database files---while reading file Final paper.aux Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "BDM1964" (There were 2 error messages)"

The file is saved as "library.bib" in the Bibtex folder. Any advice would be greatly appreciate.

  • additionally, I want to note that the code is before \end{document} and after all my text Dec 7, 2015 at 5:34
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    Have you tried to replace /Users/username/OneDrive/Documents/Bibtex/library with C:/Users/Joachim/OneDrive/Documents/Bibtex/library.bib
    – Guido
    Dec 7, 2015 at 6:10
  • This worked, even though I tried it earlier. I think I had to run the quick build twice to get it to work properly however, thank you! Dec 7, 2015 at 6:18

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The path /Users/username/OneDrive/Documents/Bibtex/library is not recognised as a DOS/Windows path. One should use C:/Users/Joachim/OneDrive/Documents/Bibtex/library instead.

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