# Is it possible to use one bib file for the whole thesis and have generate Chapter by Chapter References list?

I browsed around and didn't quite find what I am looking for.

What I am looking for is a way to: - use ONE BIB file for the whole thesis. - have latex generate a chapter by chapter reference list.

Is that possible? How?

Any help is appreciated.

P.S: It looks like everyone is making a different bib file for each chapter. :/

None off the existing solutions (from chapterbib to biblatex/biber) cares about how you organize the bib-entries in the bib-files. You can use one or ten bib-files. With biblatex you can use refsections or refsegments to split the bibliographies. Here an example for refsegment. I used \section instead of \chapter to get everything on one page, but it works for \chapter too.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[refsegment=section,style=authoryear]{biblatex}