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My problem is the following: I use Mendeley to organize my literature. Conveniently, Mendeley is able to generate BibTex files of my groups, which I reference in my LaTeX document. This allows me to easily add a source to my reference manager, go back to my document and basically cite them immediately.

Now, I added a new source which is a newspaper article. Unfortunately, if I choose "Type: Newspaper Article" in Mendeley, the manager creates a Bibtex entry that looks as follows:

    author = {Doe, Jane},
    booktitle = {NewspaperX},
    title = {{Hello There!}},
    year = {2019}

This is the Mendeley Default output and it can't be changed!

This does not include the day or month I could enter in the manager, which is... not good. But, okay. More importantly, if I use Biblatex and bibstyle=authoryear, not even the Newspaper name (booktitle) appears in the bibliography. Here a MWE:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article}


        author = {Doe, Jane},
        booktitle = {NewspaperX},
        title = {{Hello There!}},
        year = {2019}

    This is my example \parencite[][]{Doe2019}.

Now, here are my questions:

  • Is it possible to add the newpaper name to the bibliography by changing the LaTeX-file
  • What would be a suitable workaround? Loading two .bib files, where one includes a correct bibtex entry? Abandonding Mendeley because there are more convenient tools out there?

Edit: Using the Type "Journal Article" in Mendeley at least solves the problem to a certain extent.

marked as duplicate by Raaja, Phelype Oleinik, Mensch, Stefan Pinnow, schtandard Jun 14 at 16:35

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    Why not using the @article entry type instead of @misc? After all they are in "periodical" publications. Also, biblatex would allow you to define your own entry types (though, not sure they are supported by Mendeley) – Guido Jun 14 at 8:38
  • Replace @misc by @article and` booktitle` by journal is not a solution? – Fran Jun 14 at 8:38
  • The problem is that everything that I change in the .bib file is overwritten as soon as Mendeley synchronizes the file. – ManuNeu Jun 14 at 8:54
  • For many reasons, hardly any automatic collected bibliography can be used "as is", so do not worry about until you have the really, really, really definitive .bib and then make manually the changes as needed. To move problematic entries to a fixed .bib and maintain the rest updatable in Mendeley could be also a solution, but imho is not the most efficient work flow. – Fran Jun 14 at 10:14
  • You can chose @article type in Mendeley. – Guido Jun 14 at 11:25