# Bibliography as numbered subsection

For my Bachelor thesis, I would prefer that the references are listet as a subsection in the section "Appendix"....

The only thing a achieved so far is, that together with \usepackage[numbib]{tocbibind} the Bibliography is listet as a section....but I need it as a subsection.

Another question: Is there any possibility to rename "References"? I would rather want to have "Bibliography" as subsection name...

I used documentclass scrartcl:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[numbib]{tocbibind}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\newpage

\section{Main text}

bla bla bla

\newpage
\section{Appendix}

\newpage
\bibliographystyle{abbrv}
\bibliography{Referenzen}

\end{document}


Thank You!

• Welcome to TeX SX!! Could you post what you've tried (compilable code, please)? – Bernard Apr 20 '19 at 15:30
• Yes of course! I put my code into the question – Udalricus.S. Apr 20 '19 at 16:00
• Off-Topic: If you have a \newpage before each \section it usually would be a good idea to switch from scrartcl to scrreprt and use \chapter instead of \newpage + \section. – Schweinebacke Apr 27 '19 at 7:43

Do not use tocbibind in combination with the scrartcl class. The MWE you posted even generates a warning:

Class scrartcl Warning: Usage of package tocbibind together with a KOMA-Script class is not recommended. I'd suggest to use options like listof=totoc or bibliography=totoc, or commands like \setuptoc{toc}{totoc} instead of this package, because it breaks several KOMA-Script features of the list of figures, list of tables, bibliography, index and the running head.

In order to get a numbered bibliography, you can therefore add the class option bibliography=numbered.

I order to have the bibliography as a subsection of the appendix section, you can use the class option bibliography=leveldown.

In order to change the default name of References to Bibliography you can use \defcaptionname{english}{\refname}{Bibliography}.

Here is a complete MWE that incorporated the three suggestions:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,bibliography=numbered,bibliography=leveldown]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\defcaptionname{english}{\refname}{Bibliography}

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book{key,
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Title},
publisher = {Publisher},
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\newpage

\section{Main text}

bla bla bla \cite{key}

\newpage
\section{Appendix}

\newpage
\bibliographystyle{abbrv}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}