I want to change the headings in my document with fancyhdr in my document to be bold and lower case:

This is quite easily done by using fancyhdr:

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}
\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{\bfseries\thechapter\ #1}{}}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\bfseries\thesection\ #1}}


My problem is, that I also would like to change the headings the same way for the table of contents, bibliography and so on. I managed already to prevent LaTeX from printing the headings here all uppercase by using

\fancyhead[OC]{\nouppercase{\rightmark}}

but I have issues to get the heading in bold letters:

I guess my problem here is, that the table of contents and the bibliography are put following a \frontmatter and \backmatter respectively, which probably interferes with my intention and the use of \chaptermark within the fancyhdr commands.

If I alter the command preventing the upper case letters to

\fancyhead[OC]{\bfseries{\nouppercase{\rightmark}}}

then I am able to produce bold headings in the TOC and bibliography, but I am unsure if this is an appropriate way to do so. So what is the better way to address the TOC, bibliography and so on in fancyhdr to get a clean snippet of code?

MWE

\documentclass[12pt,oneside,a4paper]{book}
%
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[backend=bibtex8,sorting=none,style=numeric-comp]{biblatex}
%
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}
\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{\bfseries\thechapter\ #1}{}}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\bfseries\thesection\ #1}}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{\fancyhf{}\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt}} % Redefine plain style, it is used for pages with new chapters
%
\usepackage{filecontents}
%
\begin{filecontents*}{database.bib}
@book{texbook,
author  = {Donald E. Knuth},
title   = {The {{\TeX}book}},
date    = {1984}
}

@TECHREPORT{001,
author = {Hans Mustermann},
title = {Just some random title},
number = {ABCD-E/2008/de/1234},
institution = {ACME Inc.},
year = {2008}
}

@TECHREPORT{002,
author = {Jon Smith},
title = {Another random title},
number = {ABCD-E/2007/en/1234},
institution = {University of Nowhere},
year = {2007}
}

@article{article,
title   = {The title of the work},
journal = {The name of the journal},
year    = 1993,
number  = 2,
pages   = {201-213},
month   = 7,
note    = {An optional note},
volume  = 4
}

@book{book,
author    = {Peter Babington},
title     = {The title of the work},
publisher = {The name of the publisher},
year      = 1993,
volume    = 4,
series    = 10,
edition   = 3,
month     = 7,
note      = {An optional note},
isbn      = {3257227892}
}

@booklet{booklet,
title        = {The title of the work},
author       = {Peter Caxton},
howpublished = {How it was published},
month        = 7,
year         = 1993,
note         = {An optional note}
}

@conference{conference,
author       = {Peter Draper},
title        = {The title of the work},
booktitle    = {The title of the book},
year         = 1993,
editor       = {The editor},
volume       = 4,
series       = 5,
pages        = 213,
month        = 7,
organization = {The organization},
publisher    = {The publisher},
note         = {An optional note}
}

@inbook{inbook,
author       = {Peter Eston},
title        = {The title of the work},
chapter      = 8,
pages        = {201-213},
publisher    = {The name of the publisher},
year         = 1993,
volume       = 4,
series       = 5,
edition      = 3,
month        = 7,
note         = {An optional note}
}

@incollection{incollection,
author       = {Peter Farindon},
title        = {The title of the work},
booktitle    = {The title of the book},
publisher    = {The name of the publisher},
year         = 1993,
editor       = {The editor},
volume       = 4,
series       = 5,
chapter      = 8,
pages        = {201-213},
edition      = 3,
month        = 7,
note         = {An optional note}
}
@manual{manual,
title        = {The title of the work},
author       = {Peter Gainsford},
organization = {The organization},
edition      = 3,
month        = 7,
year         = 1993,
note         = {An optional note}
}

@mastersthesis{mastersthesis,
author       = {Peter Harwood},
title        = {The title of the work},
school       = {The school where the thesis was written},
year         = 1993,
month        = 7,
note         = {An optional note}
}

@misc{misc,
author       = {Peter Isley},
title        = {The title of the work},
howpublished = {How it was published},
month        = 7,
year         = 1993,
note         = {An optional note}
}

@phdthesis{phdthesis,
author       = {Peter Joslin},
title        = {The title of the work},
school       = {The school where the thesis was written},
year         = 1993,
month        = 7,
note         = {An optional note}
}

@proceedings{proceedings,
title        = {The title of the work},
year         = 1993,
editor       = {Peter Kidwelly},
volume       = 4,
series       = 5,
month        = 7,
organization = {The organization},
publisher    = {The name of the publisher},
note         = {An optional note}
}

@techreport{techreport,
author       = {Peter Lambert},
title        = {The title of the work},
institution  = {The institution that published},
year         = 1993,
number       = 2,
month        = 7,
note         = {An optional note}
}

@unpublished{unpublished,
author       = {Peter Marcheford},
title        = {The title of the work},
note         = {An optional note},
month        = 7,
year         = 1993
}
\end{filecontents*}
%
\bibliography{database.bib}
%
%
\begin{document}%
\frontmatter
\tableofcontents
%
\mainmatter
\chapter{First}
\section{First}
\subsection{First}
\lipsum
\subsection{Second}
\subsection{Third}
\section{Second}
\subsection{First}
\subsection{Second}
\subsection{Third}
\section{Third}
\subsection{First}
\subsection{Second}
\subsection{Third}
\section{Fourth}
\subsection{First}
\subsection{Second}
\subsection{Third}
\section{Fifth}
\subsection{First}
\subsection{Second}
\subsection{Third}
\section{Sixth}
\subsection{First}
\subsection{Second}
\subsection{Third}
%
\nocite{*}
%
\backmatter
%
\end{document}

• @Johannes_B: Are you willing to provide an answer? ;-) – user31729 Feb 4 '16 at 7:19
• @ChristianHupfer Done, CW answer – Johannes_B Jul 17 '16 at 13:54
• @Johannes_B: (+1) – user31729 Jul 17 '16 at 20:31

Yes, you already found the right way.

\documentclass[12pt,oneside,a4paper]{book}
%
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage[backend=biber%it doesn't mather for the question at hand
,sorting=none,style=numeric-comp]{biblatex}
%
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{\fancyhf{}\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt}} % Redefine plain style, it is used for pages with new chapters
%
%
%
\bibliography{biblatex-examples.bib}
%
%
\begin{document}%
\frontmatter
\tableofcontents
%
\mainmatter
\blinddocument
\blinddocument
\blinddocument
%
\nocite{*}
%
\backmatter