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Good evening everybody, excuse me for such question, but i totally dont understand how to use .bib file for references in article, can somebody explain me step by step moves, how to include the file so that my WINEDT will see it and use it ? How to create bib file properly. Which folder should i put it ? Thank you

marked as duplicate by Dr. Manuel Kuehner, Andrew, egreg bibliographies Feb 13 '18 at 23:11

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    You should start by looking at some of the results from Googling "how to use bibtex". – Werner Feb 13 '18 at 21:34
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    This answer solve your doubts? – Fran Feb 13 '18 at 21:36
  • Is it similar way as .bib file? - i dont sure at all i should include it, but i have latex error like I found no \bibdata command---while reading file SERIES REPRESENTATION REVISED.aux I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file SERIES REPRESENTATION REVISED.aux – Petro Kolosov Feb 13 '18 at 21:43
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    I made a video tutorial (BibLaTeX / Texmaker): youtube.com/watch?v=ZYvS52511oQ. I guess that this is more helpful in the beginning. And consider the recommendation from Werner. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Feb 13 '18 at 22:29
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    In the preamble?! That is wrong: Try exactly as showed in the examples. – Fran Feb 13 '18 at 22:43

The simplest is to have .bib files in the working folder (the folder of the .tex file). You must run (pdf)latex on the main file then bibtex (or, better, biber), then again (pdf)latex (twice).

To avoid syntax errors, it's better to create your .bib file with a dedicated tool like JabRef available here (requires Java).

Last point: on the Configuration Components page of WinEdt.org, you can find some useful add-ons, among which JabRef which adds a JabRef icon in the toolbar and an entry in the Accessories menu, which will give you a direct access to JabRef from within WinEdt.

  • I used my .bib file, adeed it to preambula like \bibliography{my_bib} \bibliographystyle{plain}, then no reference appears anyway, what is wrong ? – Petro Kolosov Feb 13 '18 at 22:25
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    It's rather vague. If you ran the compilers as I said, it should work. Do you have a .blg file? (it the .log file for bibliographies). You should post a minimal code reproducing the problem – Bernard Feb 13 '18 at 22:32
  • @KolosovPetro Don't add these commands in the preamble, but at the point in your document, where you want the bibliography to appear. You'll also have to cite at least one entry. – user36296 Feb 13 '18 at 22:47
  • Miracle! it's working ! thanks to everybody who helped !! – Petro Kolosov Feb 13 '18 at 22:57

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