I have this entry in my manuscript.bib:

    Date-Added = {2017-01-20 18:11:49 +0000},
    Date-Modified = {2017-01-20 18:12:24 +0000},
    Lastchecked = {Friday, January 20, 2017},
    Url = {http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/data/region/},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/data/region/}}

I'm using pdflatexmk to compile the document using TexShop. The citation remains a question mark in the compiled document body, and pdflatexmk tells me: Latex failed to resolve 1 citation(s). Nothing new shows up in the bibliography.

I have other entries in manuscript.bib as well, they show up fine. Is this related to the fact that this is a webpage?

  • I'm using BibDesk. That was probably important information to include. I just chose webpage in the drop-down.
    – Jason
    Jan 20, 2017 at 18:26
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    or more exactly which bibtex style are you using? without knowing that it is impossible to say what is or is not supported Jan 20, 2017 at 18:26
  • So, I changed to @misc and the problem remains. I guess I need to dig into the .bst file.
    – Jason
    Jan 20, 2017 at 18:28
  • standard styles such as \bibligraphystyle{plain} do not have a website entry type (they are older than the web for one reason...) Jan 20, 2017 at 18:28
  • Still no luck after trying @url, @misc. I'm using ormsv080.bst. You can see it here
    – Jason
    Jan 20, 2017 at 18:41

1 Answer 1


The default bibtex styles do not have a webpage entry type. the bibdesk FAQ



The bibtex style (bst file, specified in the


command) you are using must be aware of the BibTeX-type "webpage" and know what to do with "Lastchecked" or "Url". This is done by http://purl.org/nxg/dist/urlbst

so you need to use one of the bibtex styles suggested, or use a generic type such as @misc.

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