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I am writing my thesis and now I am trying to insert the bibliography in LaTex. I did everything on EndNote, but now I am having difficulties in moving it into the document.

I followed what said in the overleaf website, but nothing appears on my document, and it does not give an error either.

The bibliography is: bibliography_doc_name.bib. I did not include the extension as explained in the link above.

The code is:

\documentclass[11p]{article}

    \usepackage{natbib}

\begin{document}
            ...

    \section{List of references}
    \bibliographystyle{plainnat}
    \bibliography{bibliography_doc_name}

\end{document}

Here you can find two of the references in the bibliography_doc_name.bib file:

@article{RN41,
   author = {Ang, James S.},
   title = {Small Business Uniqueness and the Theory of Financial Management},
   journal = {The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance},
   volume = {1},
   number = {1},
   pages = {11-13},
   year = {1991},
   type = {Journal Article}
}

@article{RN33,
   author = {Cassar, Gavin},
   title = {The financing of business start-ups},
   journal = {Journal of Business Venturing},
   volume = {19},
   pages = {261-283},
   DOI = {10.1016/S0883-9026(03)00029-6},
   year = {2004},
   type = {Journal Article}
}

Can somebody help me?

P.S. I am using the Overleaf version if that could be a problem.

For some reason, if I use either \cite{}, \citep{} or \nocite{*}, this error appears:

Error

  • How do you cite the references? Are you using natbib commands like \citep or \citet? – DG' May 26 '18 at 19:26
  • If you just want to print all the references at the end of your thesis try \nocite{*} after \section{List of references}. – DG' May 27 '18 at 8:18
  • @DG' I tried with \nocite{*}, but it does not work. I wrote the references just as text, so I didn't use any of those two commands. – Chiara May 27 '18 at 10:57
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    please make your code compilable: Add \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document} and a part of your .bib file, so we can figure out where your problem lies. You can have a look at this guide for how to prune your code for this purpose. – DG' May 27 '18 at 11:17
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    See tex.stackexchange.com/a/337889 for Endnote to LaTeX. See tex.stackexchange.com/q/10474 for what looks like a byte order mark (BOM) ie the non ascii characters. – Ross May 27 '18 at 17:19
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You can use \nocite{*} to print the contents of your .bib file, even if you haven't used any of the citation commands like \citep or \citet:

\documentclass{article}

    \usepackage{natbib}

\begin{document}

    ...

    \nocite{*}
    \bibliographystyle{plainnat}
    \bibliography{bibliography_doc_name}

\end{document}

bibliography_doc_name.bib:

@article{RN41,
   author = {Ang, James S.},
   title = {Small Business Uniqueness and the Theory of Financial Management},
   journal = {The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance},
   volume = {1},
   number = {1},
   pages = {11-13},
   year = {1991},
   type = {Journal Article}
}

@article{RN33,
   author = {Cassar, Gavin},
   title = {The financing of business start-ups},
   journal = {Journal of Business Venturing},
   volume = {19},
   pages = {261-283},
   DOI = {10.1016/S0883-9026(03)00029-6},
   year = {2004},
   type = {Journal Article}
}

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And it would be even better if you could use the appropriate citation commands like \citep and \citet:

\documentclass{article}

    \usepackage{natbib}

\begin{document}

    This is the first paper: \citep{RN41}; and this is the second: \cite{RN33}.

    \bibliographystyle{plainnat}
    \bibliography{bibliography_doc_name}

\end{document}

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  • It still does not work. I updated the error that appears in the description above. – Chiara May 29 '18 at 13:27
  • I found out what the problem is, I think that it does not recognise some of my citation, especially the databases'ones. Thank you so much for the help :) – Chiara May 29 '18 at 14:14

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