I would like to create a bibliography for each chapter. Each chapter needs to use a citation number from the global citation number.

for example

this is chapter1 \cite{A}

this is chapter2 \cite{B}


the result should be

Chapter 1

this is chapter1[1]


[1] AuthorA

Chapter 2

this is chapter2 [2]


[2] AuthorB


[1] authorA

[2] authorB

I don't need each chapter to reset the citation number.


This is easily possible with refsegments. The most convenient way to use them is probably by passing segment=chapter, to biblatex at loading time. Then biblatex will start a new refsegment for every \chapter. Per-chapter bibliographies are produced with

\printbibliography[heading=subbibliography, segment=\therefsegment]

and only contain citations from the current refsegment/chapter. The complete bibliography is produced without a segment filter and prints all citations.

For a scheme like this you probably want to use sorting=none, defernumbers=true, to get continuous numbering of the references.


\usepackage[backend=biber, style=numeric,
  sorting=none, defernumbers=true,


Lorem \autocite{sigfridsson,worman}
\printbibliography[heading=subbibliography, segment=\therefsegment]

Ipsum \autocite{nussbaum,geer}
\printbibliography[heading=subbibliography, segment=\therefsegment]

\printbibliography[title=Overall bibliography]
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  • Thank you for your suggestion. I have a little problem. I have some chapters it doesn't need to print bibliography. For example If I have 4 chapters. Only chapter 3 doesn't need to create a bibliography but it have a citation in the chapter. Therefore, chapters 1,2 and 4 have a bibliography. – Pisit Nakjai Feb 16 at 15:10
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    @PisitNakjai You can of course just leave out the \printbibliography[heading=subbibliography, segment=\therefsegment] in chapter 3. But then citations that only occur in chapter 3 will only be listed in the global bibliography. – moewe Feb 16 at 15:15
  • My problem is if I cited in chapter 3. The citation number will be index with the last number. This is example >Chapter 1 >this is chapter1[1] >ref >[1] AuthorA >Chapter 2 >this is chapter2 [2] >ref >[2] AuthorB >Chapter 3 >this is chapter3 [4] >Chapter 4 >this is chapter4 [3] >ref >[3] AuthorD >Bibliography >[1] authorA >[2] authorB >[4] authorC >[3] authorD In chapter 3, the citation index should be number 3. – Pisit Nakjai Feb 16 at 15:18
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    @PisitNakjai Remove the option defernumbers=true,. If you don't see the desired effect after recompilation, remove the temporary files (.aux, .bbl, .bcf, ...) and compile again. – moewe Feb 16 at 15:25
  • Thank you. It works. – Pisit Nakjai Feb 16 at 15:38

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