# Biblography in acmart document

I have got a very simple and probably also pretty easy to solve problem but since I am new to TEX I do not find the solution myself. I am kind of forced to use the acmart template for a report I am writing, meaning that I have to use \documentclass{acmart}. Of course I need a biblography as well, and I used those in some other short reports as well, but they don't seem to work inside acmart (at least the way I used to use them).

\documentclass[]{acmart}
\usepackage[]{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}

\title{...}
\subtitle{...}
\author{...}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
... \cite{asdf} ...
\bibliography{biblo}
\biblographystyle{plainnat}
\end{document}


The biblography file I use is called "biblo.bib" and contains only one reference so far:

@online{asdf,
author = "asdf",
year = "1970",
title = "...",
url = "...",
month = oct,
lastaccessed = "July 19, 2017",
}


However for one the biblography is not printed at the end of my report and also the citation is not resolved. Where am I going wrong?

• The acmart documentations states: "ACM uses the natbib package [...] you can select one of two predefined citation styles: [...] for example, \citestyle{acmauthoryear}" (p. 22), "If you use natbib, then commands like \citep and \citeauthor are automatically supported." If you want to use numeric style, you should probably use \cite and \citestyle{acmnumeric} instead. If it still does not work, check if you run BibTeX at all. – Manuel Weinkauf Jul 20 '17 at 11:28

You need to define the style of your bibliography with \bibliographystyle{style} where style is a natbib style like for instance plainnat. Working example is then:

\documentclass[]{acmart}
\usepackage[]{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\title{...}
\subtitle{...}
\author{...}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
... \cite{asdf} ...
\bibliography{biblo}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\end{document}


Output is then:

• Thank you very much, but it seems that this does not change anything concerning my problem. – WodkaRHR Jul 20 '17 at 10:42
• This works for me, are you compiling with bibtex? – Dolphin Jul 20 '17 at 11:22
• I am using pdfTex inside TexStudio, and even if I try to compile this very abreviated example i posted (plus your addition) it does not look like what tex.stackexchange makes it look like. – WodkaRHR Jul 20 '17 at 11:39
• Okay nevermind, I do not know why, but biblatex was excluded form my build command. Sorry for the unnecessary fuzz and thank you! – WodkaRHR Jul 20 '17 at 11:41
• On a different note I would recommend switching to latexmk – Dolphin Jul 20 '17 at 11:57