How can I use change style in biblatex?

I want to use a specific style, probably ACM or IEEE and I don't know how to change that.

Below is the current code:

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    – Werner
    Commented May 17, 2012 at 1:35
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    Use \usepackage[style=IEEE,backend=biber,sorting=none]{biblatex}
    – user11232
    Commented May 17, 2012 at 1:37
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    For ACM have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/37006/…
    – user11232
    Commented May 17, 2012 at 1:46
  • oh so that is reverting to 'style' \bibliographystyle{} not using {biblatex}. Thats easy but I need sorting as none too. Do you know how to do sorting as none in bibliographystyle{} style?
    – sab
    Commented May 17, 2012 at 1:59
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    @sab You seem to be mixing 'traditional' BibTeX up with biblatex. In the first instance I'd recommend taking a look at the biblatex manual.
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented May 17, 2012 at 5:34

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As an introduction to biblatex, you might want to read the biblatex tag info and maybe an example of basic usage.

biblatex comes with a variety of styles, these are described in the biblatex documentation (section 3.3), more styles can be found on CTAN. There exists a contributed style named IEEE or biblatex-ieee. You can easily use it as shown in the following MWE (or as in the comment by Harish Kumar):

% \addbibresource{MyCollection.bib}

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet \cite{sigfridsson}.
At vero eos et accusam duo dolores \cite{kastenholz}.

This MWE uses biber as a backend for sorting and \addbibresource{} instead of \bibliography{}.

An ACM style does not yet exist, you would have to define a style yourself. Again, Harish Kumar gave a good starting point for defining an ACM style. In the answer to that question, there are two examples, the first uses bibtex for formatting, the second example uses biblatex. These two should not be confused.

  • Is ACM at all like the IEEE style. I'm always willing to take on styles generally in the area I understand (numeric ones, not too complex, etc.)
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 16:15
  • I'm sorry, I don't know. @lockstep starts from numeric in the question linked, so I would guess yes. The bibtex style is described here: acm.org/publications/latex_style
    – matth
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 16:19

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