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The .bib file contains all references, but I only cited part of them in my report. I used the following code, and it appears that all references in the .bib show in the bibliography section. I am wondering that how to only include the cited reference into the bibliography? Thanks.

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\begin{document}

\section{My report}

\bibliographystyle{chicago}
\bibliography{time series} %name of the .bib

\end{document}

I did use \nocite before, but I then deleted it, and the bibliography section still show all reference.

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    Normally, it's the default. You have to ask for including non-cited references with \nocite{*}. Unless the chicago style includes this command?
    – Bernard
    Aug 21, 2016 at 18:52
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    Did you rerun BibTeX after removing \nocite and did you compile twice afterwards?
    – cfr
    Aug 21, 2016 at 19:16
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    it might work if you are lucky but I would not put a space in your bib file name. Aug 21, 2016 at 22:07
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    @cfr Thanks! It works! I did not realise that I need to run BibTeX again.
    – Jeannie
    Aug 22, 2016 at 9:41
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    I'm voting to close this question as solved in comments Nov 3, 2017 at 20:40

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