First off, I am using TeXstudio, in case that information is important.

After searching for hours, I was so deseperate that I simply took the example from this question, tried to run it and it doesn't work. So what I have is this:

%\usepackage[style=authoryear, backend=bibtex]{biblatex} %produces errors

\title{Minimal test}

    Lorem ipsum ...\cite{Google5gram}


    author = {Alex Franz and Thosten Brants},
    organization = {Google Machine Translation Team},
    url = {http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2006/08/all-our-n-gram-are-belong-to-you.html},
    title = {All Our N-Gram are Belong to You},
    month = aug,
    year = {2006},

But the resulting document has no bibliography though the text has a citation tag.

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And the compiler runs multiple times, always producing the same output:

This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit)
The top-level auxiliary file: bibtest.aux
I found no \citation commands---while reading file bibtest.aux
I found no \bibdata command---while reading file bibtest.aux
I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file bibtest.aux
(There were 3 error messages)

Prozess endete mit Fehler(n)

I just don't know what I am doing wrong. I deleted all files except the two listed above, I restarted my IDE, rebooted my PC, nothing worked. I am desperate, please help!

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    I believe biblatex assumes backend=biber by default, so you need to run biber filename, not bibtex filename. Also, in \addbibresource you should include the file extension, so \addbibresource{biblio.bib}. – Torbjørn T. Jun 15 '16 at 13:51
  • I am using TeXstudio, I hope it knows what to do, because I don't. – jaySon Jun 15 '16 at 13:56
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    Alternatively you can add backend=bibtex to the options for biblatex, in which case bibtex will work. – Torbjørn T. Jun 15 '16 at 13:58
  • @TorbjørnT. adding it to the options somehow magically destroys the project. The log says: "Using fall-back BibTeX(8) backend:(biblatex) functionality may be reduced/unavailable." and "Use of \blx@bbl@verbadd@i doesn't match its definition. \verb" – jaySon Jun 15 '16 at 14:08

 \title{Minimal test}

\lipsum[1] \cite{wang_model_2009}


address = {London},
title = {Model {Predictive} {Control} {System} {Design} and  {Implementation} {Using} {MATLAB}®},
isbn = {978-1-84882-331-0},
publisher = {Springer London},
author = {Wang, Liuping},
year = {2009},
keywords = {Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering, (CAD, CAE) and Design, Computer-Aided Engineering, Control , Robotics, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Industrial Chemistry/Chemical}

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    Finally, a result I could build upon. Even the @online works as I want it to. Thanks! :D – jaySon Jun 15 '16 at 14:39
  • @jaySon FYI, the example you posted in your question works perfectly when I compile with the sequence pdflatex - biber - pdflatex. – Torbjørn T. Jun 15 '16 at 14:46
  • @TorbjørnT. Thanks for the heads up. The thing is, I don't know how to handle a LaTeX compiler so I don't know where or how I would have to run this sequence. I am using an IDE (TeXstudio), because it does its "magic" when I press F5 so I don't have to worry about that. And even more problematic is that I am running out of time and thus get closer and closer to a state where I need things to "just work". – jaySon Jun 15 '16 at 15:12
  • @jaySon I don't know if you looked at Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations, but to make a somewhat recent version of TeXstudio run biber go to Options --> Configure TeXstudio --> Build, and select biber as Default bibliography tool. Also, the backend=bibtex version would probably have worked if you did Tools --> Clean auxiliary files first (should have mentioned that, sorry). But the most important thing is of course that you have a working solution (especially with deadlines looming.) – Torbjørn T. Jun 15 '16 at 15:40

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