# Simple citation footnotes

I'm writing a paper and I would like to add some citations. I would like to put references (like [21]) in the text that, when clicked, point to the relevant link in the bibliography section at the end of the document.

EDIT: I'm trying to use bibtex. This is what I have, but I'm not seeing any bibliography.

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[pdftex,bookmarks=true]{hyperref}
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{cite}
\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{roman}
\tableofcontents

\pagenumbering{arabic}

\include{intro} % here's the ~\cite{Nobody06}

\listoffigures
\listoftables

\bibliography{b}{}
\bibliographystyle{plain}

\end{document}


And b.bib:

@misc{ Nobody06,
author = "Nobody Jr",
title = "My Article",
year = "2006" }

• Your example works for me. The bibliography appears. Are you sure that you compiled it properly? – N.N. Jan 10 '12 at 13:15
• Actually I did not. I didn't run the bibtex command from texmaker. This works now. – Jameson Jan 10 '12 at 13:20

If you use biblatex and its default citation style you get citations with numbers in square brackets. To load biblatex with default settings use \usepackage{biblatex}. You make a reference by using \cite (or one of the other citation commands mentioned in the manual). The reference/bibliography section is placed by \printbibliography.

To get clickable links you need to also load hyperref with \usepackage{hyperref}.

Here is an example:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{biblatex}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@book{texbook,
author  = {Donald E. Knuth},
title   = {The {{\TeX}book}},
date    = {1984}
}
\end{filecontents*}


I think you should use http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX for formating your references and the \cite{} function to cite a reference. Then, using the hyperref package http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Hyperlinks everything should be ok.