# How can I add a footnote that includes a bibliographic reference?

I'm a new LaTex and Markdown user. I'm trying to include a bibliographic reference in my footnote, but when I export it my reference doesn't appear and the quote command comes out ([@MyReference]).

Do you have any idea how to do it?

Thank you!

Example :

In LaTex = \footnote{some text some text some text some text [@MyReference] some text some text [@MyReference2]}

In pDF = 1 some text some text some text some text [@MyReference] some text some text [@MyReference2]

• Welcome to TeX.SE! In LaTeX citing a bibliographic reference is done with the \cite command (and not with the [@ref] syntax, which I assume is Markdown). Nov 1 '19 at 22:08
• Thank you for your answer. I tried this command= \footnote{text text \cite{Reference1} and text text \cite{Reference2}} Results on PDF: 1 text text [?] and text text [?] Do you have any idea what a mistake I made? Nov 7 '19 at 0:46
• After you process the file with LaTeX, you have to run a separate program to read the references from your bibliography file which will replace the question marks with the actual references on the next LaTeX run. See en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/… for more explanation. Depending on which LaTeX editor you use this can be automated such that you press a 'compile' button or type a single command and the editor will run all necessary tools and compilation steps in the background. Nov 7 '19 at 13:57