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So I am using BibTeX to generate my references and they come out quite nicely. My citations (using \cite), my cross-references (using \ref) and my contents page entries work perfectly. One problem I am having is that the actual references in the bibliography are not clickable even though they have a DOI or a URL in the BibTeX. How can I hyper reference the actual references themselves?

Additionally, some of my BibTeX entries have a DOI, some of them have a URL and some of them have both. Which one should I keep (should I just merge everything under the URLs since the doi is also a link afterall)?

  • there is a package doi that activates hyperlinks using doi information in a bibliography. texdoc doi to find out some more details. the package is included in tex live. – barbara beeton Dec 15 '16 at 20:33
  • As @barbarabeeton has suggested use doi package (\usepackage{doi} is everything you have to do). And use DOI identifier, not URL. DOI has been designed to last longer. If you will use doi package include only the DOI identifier itself in the .bib file (for example doi = {10.1234/xxx.222}). As a result, only the identifier will be displayed in the bibliography, whereas the hyperlink will point to http://dx.doi.org/10.1234/xxx.222 as it should to. – Andrej Debenjak Dec 15 '16 at 20:58
  • not necessarily addressing the question directly, but a nice blog regarding doi and bibtex has been posted recently: nickhigham.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/… – barbara beeton Dec 16 '16 at 13:50

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