I have written this code for my article.

   \textheight 9.3in \textwidth 6.5in \topmargin -1cm
   \oddsidemargin-.05cm \evensidemargin -.1cm \topmargin .1cm


   This is the reference. \cite{thomas}, \cite{spivak}.  
    George B. Thomas Jr., Maurice D. Weir, Joel R. Hass
    \emph{Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals,} 
    Pearson, 2009.

    Michael Spivak
    Publish or Perish, Berkeley, 2008.

    Lynn H. Loomis, Shlomo Sternberg,
    \emph{Advanced Calculus,}
    Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1990.


I am getting the following output.

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How will I write so that it will not look like [thomas],[spivak]. I want it to be numbered.

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    Don't use biblatex if you want to use \bibitem. – Ulrike Fischer Jul 13 '16 at 21:40
  • Either don't use biblatex with biber (the default backend)---use the [backend=bibtex] option for biblatex---or don't use biblatex. – Herb Schulz Jul 13 '16 at 23:23
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    Please write up a brief answer showing how you solved the problem. Then accept your answer (there may be a waiting period before you're allowed to). Otherwise, the question will linger as unanswered, and pop up on the front page from time to time. – Harald Hanche-Olsen Jul 14 '16 at 7:56

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