I am using Texmaker in combination with Miktex and I am writing an article, but Latex can't find my .bib file. The .bib file is located in the same directory as my article latex file. I made .bib files in several ways: by using Mendeley, Jabref and by bibtex itself. In all three the cases I get warnings in Latex: "there were undefined references" and "citation 'citation1' on page 5 undefined".

I guess there is something wrong with my Latex?

Can someone please help me?

I made a MWEB of the report and a MWEB of the bibliography file.





 Blabla \cite{Gazibegovic2017}





and the mweb from the bibliography

 author = {Gazibegovic, Sasa. \textit(et al)},
 journal = {Nature},
 number = {7668},
 pages = {434-438},
 title = {{Epitaxy of advanced nanowire quantum devices}},
 volume = {548},
 year = {2017}

I hope this information is sufficient for you to help me.

Kind regards


Compiling the following MWEB with

pdflatex document.tex
bibtex document.aux
pdflatex document.tex
pdflatex document.tex

gives the right result.



        author = {Author, A.},
        year = {2001},
        title = {Title},
        publisher = {Publisher},




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  • A comment to a working example on wikibooks would have had the same amount of information. – Johannes_B Oct 18 '18 at 10:43
  • @Johannes_B that's only to develop my previous comment… Do I have to delete it? – NBur Oct 18 '18 at 11:00
  • Thanks for your response. I try to run my .bib-file to a bibTex, but i get an error message: "couldn't open file name 'biblio1.aux' " , while I saved my bibliography as a .bib-file. I don't know what an .aux-file is and why it says its an .aux-file while I saved it as a .bib-file. – Charlie Oct 18 '18 at 12:00
  • Let say you have source_tex.tex and biblio.bib. You have to run pdflatex source_tex.tex, then bibtex source_tex.aux and twice again pdflatex source_tex.tex. – NBur Oct 18 '18 at 13:20
  • Hi, when I first run report.tex (source_tex.tex) I get the same errors as before: citation 'citation1' undefined. Then I run report.aux (source_tex.aux) I get two error messages and the file seems to have been dissapeared and then I run report.tex (source_tex.tex) twice I get the same errors: 'citation1' undefined. Do you know what is happening? – Charlie Oct 18 '18 at 13:55

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