# How to cite a newspaper using Biblatex and Mendeley? [duplicate]

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:

@misc{Doe2019,
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}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents*}{example.bib}
@misc{Doe2019,
author = {Doe, Jane},
booktitle = {NewspaperX},
title = {{Hello There!}},
year = {2019}
}
\end{filecontents*}
\usepackage[backend=biber,citestyle=authoryear-icomp,bibstyle=authoryear,uniquename=false]{biblatex}
\bibliography{example.bib}

\begin{document}
This is my example \parencite[][]{Doe2019}.
\printbibliography
\end{document}


Now, here are my questions:

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, schtandardJun 14 at 16:35

• 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
• You can chose @article type in Mendeley. – Guido Jun 14 at 11:25