May I ask you a question about LaTeX document "report". My unversity has the following requirement for the bibliography: 1) show the bibliography as "References"

-> I used \renewcommand{\bibname}{References} which solves the renaming

2) show the bibliography as a numbered chapter in the table of content

-> I used \renewcommand{\bibsection}{\chapter{\bibname}} to get the References appearing as a numbered chapter in the table of content. This also works well.

The table of content looks good: enter image description here

My remaining issue is now, the Bibliography page shows "Chapter X" and then References. I think it's because I defined as a chapter for the table of content.

My question: Is it possible to remove "Chapter X" on the Bibliography page itself and only show e.g. "3 References" or only "References" (without the Chapter 3 before on the page)?

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and also still keep Bibliography as numbered chapter "References" in the table of content?

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Here is the LaTeX code:

\documentclass[11pt,twoside,a4paper]{report}
% --- Links within pdf ---
\usepackage[hidelinks]{hyperref}
% for comments
\usepackage{verbatim}
\usepackage{afterpage}
% for bullet points
\usepackage{enumitem}
% for pictures
\usepackage{graphicx}
% ----Glossary ----
\usepackage[acronym,automake]{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
%Citing style - for Harvard
\usepackage{natbib}
%Formatting ------
\usepackage{setspace}
\onehalfspacing
\usepackage[top=1.0in, left=1.5in, bottom=1.0in, right=1.0in]{geometry}
% --- use Arial font ----
\usepackage[english]{babel} %hyphenation  - UKenglish
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{uarial}
\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}
\usepackage{blindtext}
% -----
% Bibliography like a chapter with a number
\renewcommand{\bibsection}{\chapter{\bibname}}
%  ---- Glossary/acronym  ----
\newacronym{test}{test}{test}
% ---------------------------
\begin{document}
%  ---- Tables of content ...
\tableofcontents
\thispagestyle{empty}
\clearpage
\pagenumbering{roman}
% ----- Acknowledgements
\section*{Acknowledgement}
Thank you
\clearpage
%  ---- Tables  ...
\listoffigures
\listoftables
% ---------------------------
%  ---- Glossary/acronym  ----
\glsaddall      %show all definitions
\printglossary[type=\acronymtype,title=Notation]
\clearpage
% ---------------------------
% Start with text
\pagenumbering{arabic}
% 1. Chapter ----------------------------------
\chapter{Introduction}
\citep{Giddens2013}
% 2. Chapter ----------------------------------
\chapter{Literature review}
% -- Bibliography + Annex
\bibliographystyle{agsm} %Harvard style
\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}
\bibliography{literature-bibtex}
% -- Appendix ------
\appendix
\renewcommand{\thesection}{\arabic{section}}
\chapter{Appendix Title}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\end{document}

An entry from the literature-bibtex.bib

@Book{Giddens2013,
title     = {The consequences of modernity},
publisher = {John Wiley \& Sons},
year      = {2013},
author    = {Giddens, Anthony},
}
  • I forgot to mention, it would be good to show the Bibliography instead of "Chapter 7 ... References" -> "7 References" – Eric Oct 11 at 9:51
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! In situations like this you have a much better chance of getting good help quickly if you show us a short compilable example document that reproduces the output you currently get (a so-called MWE: tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228/35864). An MWE make it easier for us to get started working on your question and it makes sure that we are all talking about the same thing. The bibliography package and the document class you use can have a huge influence on the output of the bibliography, so it would really help if we knew more about your document. – moewe Oct 11 at 9:53
  • BTW: You can edit your question, so it is better to clarify what you wrote in the comment below in the question itself (by just editing the relevant passage) instead of commenting below the question (comments may be hidden if there are too many and are more elusive in nature on this site). – moewe Oct 11 at 9:55
  • Thank you for taking the time to update your question with a bit of code. For future reference, please note that unfortunately, the code does not quite constitute a minimal working example. Firstly, it is not exactly minimal: It loads many things that have nothing to do with the bibliography (but I appreciate that if you are in a hurry and do not have that much experience with LaTeX, it may be hard to know what can go and what needs to stay; \usepackage{enumitem} and \usepackage{graphicx} are almost certainly irrelevant for example). ... – moewe Oct 11 at 10:26
  • ... Secondly, your example does not show the problem when we copy and paste it onto our machines and try to compile it. That is mainly because it loads the file literature-bibtex which we don't have and without an example entry we can't get a bibliography. But even though the example is not quite perfect it will still help people to understand your problem more quickly and will help them to come up with an answer more quickly. – moewe Oct 11 at 10:30

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