I am trying to create a bibliography and my main source of information are websites. The problem I'm having is when copying the URL into the bibliography, LaTeX doesn't like typesetting all the symbols. I have tried simply going through each URL and changing each symbol to be shown correctly but it is taking up far too much time. Is there a way to enclose the URL in speech marks for instance and have it just show the URL without me having to alter each symbol. Something like raw text or creating a string?

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    Have you tried the url package? – chrisaycock Mar 6 '12 at 16:35
  • Thanks I used that and it worked properly. Also from that able to have them as clickable links. Thanks. For anyone else with this problem follow this link. stack.nl/~jwk/latex/examples/node4.html – Arran Mar 6 '12 at 16:48
  • Cool, I turned my comment into an answer. – chrisaycock Mar 6 '12 at 16:53
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You can use the url package, which will take care of all this automatically.

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