i got some articles i cite in my thesis. The author should be bold in the bibliography but i dont know how. I tried to use \textbf in the bibtex file but then the format isn't correct anymore. Would be nice if someone can help me.

i already got this to define the entries. just copied and pasted it.

\mkbibbold{% ADDED
test \ifuseauthor
not test {\ifnameundef{author}}
   test \ifuseeditor
   not test {\ifnameundef{editor}}



%%    {\setunit*{addcolon\space}}% DELETED
{\setunit*{~:\space}}% ADDED

%%    {\mkbibordedition{#1}~\bibstring{edition}}% DELETED
    {\mkbibordedition{#1}\bibstring{edition}}% ADDED
  • which bibtex style do you use? – user2478 Jun 27 '12 at 11:07
  • \usepackage[backend=biber, citestyle=alphabetic, bibstyle=alphabetic, sorting=nyt, abbreviate=false]{biblatex} – Cheetah Jun 27 '12 at 11:11


  \ifboolexpr{ test \ifuseauthor and not test {\ifnameundef{author}}}

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  • works fine, now the author just has to be in small caps then its perfect thx – Cheetah Jun 27 '12 at 12:11
  • See my edited answer ... – user2478 Jun 27 '12 at 12:33

You can modify the first-last name format (which is used by the alphabetic bibstyle) to include a test for the article entry type:





  hyphenation = {english},
  author = {Blinder, Alan S.},
  year = {1974},
  title = {The economics of brushing teeth},
  journaltitle = {Journal of Political Economy},
  volume = {82},
  number = {4},
  pages = {887--891},
  hyphenation = {ngerman},
  author = {Kopka, Helmut and Daly, Patrick W.},
  year = {2004},
  title = {Guide to \LaTeX},
  edition = {4},
  location = {Boston},
  publisher = {Addison-Wesley},






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  • it changes nothing but i dont know if its in conflict with this i copied and pasted to define the biliography entries – Cheetah Jun 27 '12 at 11:48
  • @Cheetah If my example works for you as-is, you must be doing something differently in your actual document. – lockstep Jun 27 '12 at 11:50

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