I have very specific requirements that I need to satisfy for my thesis from my graduate school. Two problems I have is about references and I'm not able to find any answers. I'm using biblatex for managing my references:

%% bibliography

and print my references using \printbibliography[heading=bibintoc, title={References}].

Currently, the references have the bolded title "References" and immediately follow with the citations. However, I want a separate page with the word "References" centered (both vertically and horizontally) and bolded. In the next page, I need to start the citations (i.e., the word "References" should NOT repeat as a title). How can I do this?

EDIT As per suggestions, I've removed the second question and restricted this to a single question.

  • Hi Shaun. Could you please provide a minimal working example?
    – luki
    Mar 17, 2020 at 17:55
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    I would split your questions in two separate questions and give them a more specific title.
    – luki
    Mar 17, 2020 at 18:01
  • Note that the best solution for question 1 will strongly depend on the document class you use. Question 2 can best be answered if we have an example that reproduces the issue that we can play with. Please split the question into two separate questions (see for example tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/7425/35864) and seriously consider adding fully compilable example documents to each question (tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228/35864).
    – moewe
    Mar 17, 2020 at 19:24

1 Answer 1


This should work:


and print the bibliography with:

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    If you say \defbibheading{partbibliography}[\refname] instead of \defbibheading{partbibliography}[\bibname], the title={References} won't be needed any more.
    – moewe
    Mar 17, 2020 at 19:21
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    It should be noted that the format of a \part* heading depends on the document class. It will probably do the desired thing for book and report, but for article the outcome is different.
    – moewe
    Mar 17, 2020 at 19:22
  • Thanks that worked for the dissertation template I'm using.
    – shaun
    Mar 17, 2020 at 19:29

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