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How to cite one bibentry in full length in the body text?

The \bibliography command does two things: names the bibliography file and generates the References section.

Can I achieve somehow that I would only name the bibliography file but wouldn't generate the References section? I want to generate the references in-text as the mentioned question describes.

  • You might use the footbib package, which makes the references appear as footnotes.
    – Bernard
    Nov 6, 2021 at 12:59

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If you don't need a real bibliography, drop the \bibliography{<my bibfile>} and use \nobibliography{<my bibfile>} (at the beginning of the document body - or at least before the first \bibentry) instead.




A full in-text cite of \bibentry{article-full}.

A full in-text cite of L[eslie] A. Aamport. The gnats and gnus document
preparation system. G-Animal’s Journal, 41(7):73+, July 1986. This is a full
ARTICLE entry.

The example in https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/49051/35864 uses \nobibliography* since it actually prints a normal bibliography with \bibliography{<my bibfile>}.

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