Although there have been some posts on how to create new entry types in biblatex (1, 2, 3, 4), no post discusses how to create a new entry type that behaves exactly like one already defined.

For example, I would like to have a new entry types @talk that behaves like @inproceedings.

Why would I want this? Because I want two print two separate bibliographies in my CV. One including my talks:

\printbibliography[title=Talks, type=talk]

And another including my papers in proceedings:

\printbibliography[title=In Proceedings, type=inproceedings]

OP edit: I'm more interested in a biblatex solution, rather than in a bibtex based one. I also excluded the @event type to avoid confusions.

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    I would select by keyword instead of entry type ...
    – Fran
    Feb 9, 2020 at 21:55
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    your question appears to be specifically about biblatex, but you have tagged it bibtex and written bib(la)tex implying that you want answers for biblatex and bibtex (which would be quite different) Feb 9, 2020 at 21:57
  • Thank you @DavidCarlisle, as I've just indicated in an edit, I'm more interested in the biblatex solution.
    – lfba
    Feb 9, 2020 at 22:01

1 Answer 1


A solution for this problem is to define a filter for the bibliography using

  type=event or type=talk 

and then use

\printbibliography[title=Talks, filter=talks]

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