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For a long time I used bibtex, but now with utf-8, it is recommended to use biblatex. Is biblatex better than bibtex? I am building a system that will use LaTeX. The system will use the bibliography style of the APA, among others. For that reason I would like to have solid foundations to argue the selection of one or the other.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! This site encourages specific questions accompanied by a minimal working example (MWE). Questions in the format of »What do you recommend?« are off-topic as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. – Stefan Pinnow Aug 15 '18 at 20:20
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    biblatex is a package, while bibtex is an application. So comparing both doesn't really work. But in my opinion the combination biblatex+biber is way better than any combination of a package like natbib or jurabib with bibtex. One argument is utf8 support which works natively with biber. The main argument against biblatex is that not every journal supports it. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 15 '18 at 20:27
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    You can have a look at bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib for a few practical differences between the two. For proper APA style there are apacite for BibTeX and biblatex-apa for biblatex (I can't vouch for the correctness of apacite, but I'm confident that biblatex-apa implements most APA requirements as far as possible). apalike does not offer full APA compliance. – moewe Aug 15 '18 at 20:27

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