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Please guys how can I do refrences in my LaTex work, I have TexMaker, Texworks and didn't know how to deal with it. I found some videos on Youtube but they were using Bibdesk to run their bibliography and I do not seem to find this bibdesk app anywhere. a link to a Youtube video will do. Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome to TeX.SE. Please tell us more about how you intend to create the bibliography: entirely by hand, or with the help of software in the form of one or more LaTeX packages (such as natbib, apacite, and biblatex) and external programs (bibtex, biber)? Should the style of the citation call-outs be numeric, authoryear, or something else? What have you tried so far? – Mico Sep 12 '20 at 7:15
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    Some more background information on the type of document you currently write, would also be helpful. Do you write a paper for a specific journal or a thesis using the template from your school/universite/institute? If so, the corrensponding document class/template might already specify one of the package Mico mentioned and might be incompatible with others. – leandriis Sep 12 '20 at 7:50
  • Yeah, I'm writing a thesis, actually I'm still green in the whole programming world, so I hope you'll sympathize my ignorance and probably that's why whole bunch of background information were needed. However how can I use these aforementioned packages [natbib,apacite,biblatex] to do my citations. I'm really appreciative of your help guys. Thanks very much. – Aem Taibi Sep 12 '20 at 13:35
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packages are downloaded on the fly -- you requested for links --

https://libguides.rhul.ac.uk/referencing/latex

https://www.overleaf.com/learn/latex/bibliography_management_with_bibtex

http://gottscott.github.io/2016/08/30/how-to-do-citations-in-latex.html

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  • I guess, "packages are downloaded on the fly" refers to OP's question about where to find BibDesk. Please be aware that BibDesk is not a LaTeX package, but a reference management software (See also: bibdesk.sourceforge.io) and will thus not be downloaded "on the fly". – leandriis Sep 12 '20 at 7:57

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