I would like to add my bibliography to my presentation in IEEE format. What should I add to my preamble and code.

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number] 


I'm using the same bibTex which I use to make the IEEE paper.

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    There is no real difference to an article or a memoir document, so have a look at en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/…
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 9:27
  • i added the following code to my beamer but its of no use \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \section{Reference} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Reference} \addbibresource{example.bib} \printbibliography \end{frame}
    – kitty
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 9:49
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    Please add a minimal working example to the question. Almost every question should contain one.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 9:56
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    \usepackage[style=ieee]{biblatex}. The rest would be the same as in en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/…
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 10:47
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    Off-topic: you don't need \usepackage{graphicx} with beamer Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 18:04

1 Answer 1


From your comments it seems as if you are using biblatex.

Adding a bibliogrpahy to beamer works as in any other documentclass. The main points are that you have to cite some works in the text, otherwise the bibliography will be empty and that \addbibresource{WhatEverName.bib} should be used in the preamble.

The default IEEE style is numeric, which is a bit tricky, as beamer normally does not show the numbers in the bibliography. However they can be enables with \setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}{\insertbiblabel}.

\setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}{\insertbiblabel}

  author       = {Knuth, Donald E.},
  title        = {The {\TeX} book},
  date         = 1984,
  maintitle    = {Computers \& Typesetting},
  volume       = {A},
  publisher    = {Addison-Wesley},
  location     = {Reading, Mass.},
  langid       = {english},
  langidopts   = {variant=american},
  sortyear     = {1984-1},
  sorttitle    = {Computers & Typesetting A},
  indexsorttitle= {The TeXbook},
  indextitle   = {\protect\TeX book, The},
  shorttitle   = {\TeX book}

    author = {Einstein, A.},
    title = {Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie},
    journal = {Annalen der Physik},
    volume = {354},
    number = {7},
    doi = {10.1002/andp.19163540702},
    pages = {769--822},
    year = {1916}


    \cite{einstein} \cite{knuth}



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