I'm trying to set up my CV to automatically include links to papers. I have a reasonable amount of other infrastructure set up that automatically populates a website with publication information based of bib files, so I have a URL that is relatively easy to construct, but I can't figure out how to use the entry key (label? name? this is a surprisingly hard thing to find out what it is called) in the field format definition:


 title = {This is a paper title},



Related question that seeded my biblatex hacking: Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles

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You can access the entry key as a normal field called entrykey, so usually \thefield{entrykey} should be enough when you want to use the raw data and \printfield{entrykey} when you actually want to display it.

\usepackage[style=authoryear, backend=biber]{biblatex}



screenshot of the resulting PDF in a PDF viewer, the mouse hovers over the linked title to show that the URL it links to is https://example.com/pubs/sigfridsson.pdf as expected

  • That was exactly what I needed, thanks for the super fast reply!
    – Pat
    Oct 29, 2018 at 8:26

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