I need to follow the following instructions to compile multiple bibliographies in the same document:

pdflatex <file>
bibtex <file>.aux
bibtex latex.aux
pdflatex <file>

I have this heading:


I have opened the latex.aux file but TexShop does not allow me to compile it with Typeset. Can anyone help me?

The file is more or less like this:

\usepackage[hang, small,labelfont=bf,up,textfont=it,up]{caption} 
\newcites{latex}{References Supplementary Material}


Text.... \cite{}.


Text with \citelatex{}.



I was following the instructions here Two Bibliographies: one for main text and one for appendix

It says to run

pdflatex <file>
bibtex <file>.aux
bibtex latex.aux
pdflatex <file>

But I am not able to run bibtex latex.aux using TexShop.

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us (and also you) and add a minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB), that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass and ending with \end{document}. – Bobyandbob Mar 4 '18 at 14:18
  • Thank you! Sure I just edited the question with the details – martinandrade Mar 4 '18 at 14:28
  • You do not need to open the .aux file in your editor. There should be a menu point to run BibTeX/a bibliography tool of your choice (F5?/Command-Shift-B?) when you have your main .tex file open. Your editor should automatically run the commands on the correct files. – moewe Mar 4 '18 at 16:29
  • Hi! Yes, Sure. You can run BibTex on the mail file. But the instructions say to run BibTex on the separate .aux file generated by the line \newcites{latex}{References Supplementary Material} And TexShop does not allow me to – martinandrade Mar 4 '18 at 19:45
  • 2
    No, TeXShop is perfectly able to choose the right file when you select BibTeX from the drop-down menu, keeping the main TeX file active. – egreg Mar 4 '18 at 22:58

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