I am looking for a bibliography style which:

  • orders items as they are cited (“unsorted”)
  • prints bracketed numbers for the reference
  • is compatible with the beamer class
  • prints either the DOI or the URL (both are also ok if just one isn't possible).


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I have tried:



which is nice but does not include DOI/URL:

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natbib with unsrtnat



which gives me all I want (well, it gives me both URL and DOI, but that's okish), however completely breaks (formatting-wise) in beamer:

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which actually gives me all I want, but somewhat breaks formatting-wise in beamer:

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adding various commands (e.g. \newcommand*{\howpublished}[1]{\doi}) while using the unsrt class

which did nothing.

  • It's a bit mysterious as to why or how the unsrtnat and IIIEtran bibliography style would "break formatting-wise" in a beamer document. Please tell us more about how you create citation call-outs and the bibliography. Please also clarify what "breaks formatting-wise" means for you.
    – Mico
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 4:29
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    beamer and natbib don't quite work together, which means that loading natbib undoes many of the modifications beamer applies to the bibliography (the colour, the icons, ...). See for example tex.stackexchange.com/q/1969/35864.
    – moewe
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 6:11
  • @Mico please have a look at the edit, does this help you help me? :)
    – TheChymera
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 11:43

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package biblatex with options sorting=none,style=numeric,doi=true should work.

  • Is it possible to do this without the biblatex package? It's not included in the standard TeXlive distribution, and it intoduces a number of other formatting errors, much like natbib does: chymera.eu/ppb/9da996.png
    – TheChymera
    Commented Jul 7, 2020 at 3:54

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