I have a question regarding \natbib package. Whenever I generate references, package is automatically adding "References" title as in the screenshot below. I'd like to know whether it is possible to create a numbered section with custom title (i.e. force package not to create "References" section automatically)


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You can have a look to the content of \thebibliography with \meaning\thebibliography, witch calls \bibsection, and (in article class) \meaning\bibsection uses \section * and \refname.

So change \refnameto 'Whatever you want', and copy paste the content of \bibsection, replacing the \section * by \section:

\renewcommand{\refname}{Whatever you want}

does the job.

  • Thank you very much. This is exactly what I was looking for!!!!!!
    – Behzod A
    Sep 27, 2018 at 17:49

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