# How to remove the “s” in “References”? [duplicate]

I have tried the code:

\begin{thebibliography}{0}
\bibitem{item1}
author 1 and author 2
\textit{The title}.
Thesis. SchoolName, 2018.
\end{thebibliography}


It outputs "References", but since I am using only one reference, I want to use "Reference"; that is, without the "s".

EDIT I used \documentclass{article}. What worked for me was using

\renewcommand\refname{Reference}


## marked as duplicate by Fran, Community♦Aug 14 at 6:23

• This will depend on your document class and possibly also on whether or not you load babel or polyglossia. An answer that is guaranteed to work for you can only be found if we get to see a full minimal example document (a so-called tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228/35864) and not just code snippets. Anyway, tex.stackexchange.com/q/17445/35864 and tex.stackexchange.com/q/82993/35864 might already be enough for you. – moewe Aug 14 at 6:21