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I currently have a problem using the bibliography in LaTeX. I add it using a .bib file, but it does not show any references. I also run LaTeX, run bibtex and then run latex twice again. I have cited it in the main text, but also used the \notice{*} just to be sure. Below I have a MWE which shows the problem.

Thanks already for the help!

This is the main file that is the master document:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report}
\usepackage [version=4] {mhchem}
\usepackage[left=2cm,right=2cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\noindent
\newpage
\tableofcontents

\newpage
\input{maintext.tex}

\nocite{*}
\bibliography{testbib}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{References}

\end{document}

This the .bib file:

@book{Hesp, author = "J. P. Hespanha", title = "Linear Systems Theory", publisher = "Princeton", year = "2009", }

And this is the text file that is use as an input

\chapter{main}
this is the main text \cite{Hesp}

closed as off-topic by user31729, user13907, Thorsten, barbara beeton, Romain Picot Mar 25 '16 at 13:48

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Your example works for me! Apparently something different goes wrong. Do you have a generated .bbl file in your working directory? – user31729 Mar 25 '16 at 9:44
  • Hi Cristian, I did have one for the real document though. But apparently something goes wrong with the building then I guess? Because for this example there is no .bbl file created. I used the second option in the quick build menu (Pdflatex + bibtex + pdflatex (2x) + vie pdf) – Laura329 Mar 25 '16 at 9:57
  • Laura329, I don't use such editors with quick build menu. I compile by hand always. – user31729 Mar 25 '16 at 10:07
  • Christian, I did it by hand now, and when I compile BibTex, it tells me it can't open the test_main.aux file. That's my main document. – Laura329 Mar 25 '16 at 10:11
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the cause of the problems were commented parts/commands in the O.P.'s document -- the problem is solved by tracking in the comments to the question. – user31729 Mar 25 '16 at 12:07

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