When using biblatex together with myheadings, biblatex adds a header REFERENCES on the pages where the bibliography is. How do I prevent that? enter image description here

\pagestyle{myheadings} % page numbers in top right corner
\usepackage{fontspec,xunicode,xltxtra} % XeLaTeX
\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} % support TeX conventions like ``--''
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} 
\usepackage[style = authoryear, backend = biber]{biblatex}
\addbibresource[location = local]{test.bib}


I want to cite \cite{brunner1965}



My .bib file:

    "\newcommand{\aumlaut}{\char"00E4}" #

    AUTHOR = "Karl Brunner",
    TITLE = "Altenglische {G}rammatik",
    YEAR = "1965",
    ADDENDUM = "{N}ach der angels{\aumlaut}chsischen {G}rammatik von {E}duard {S}ievers",
    EDITION = "Dritte, neubearbeitete {A}uflage",
    LANGUAGE = "German",
    LOCATION = "T{\uumlaut}bingen",
    NUMBER = "3",
    PAGETOTAL = "x + 436",
    PUBLISHER = "Max Niemeyer",
    SERIES = "{S}ammlung kurzer {G}rammatiken germanischer {D}ialekte. {A}. {H}auptreihe"}
  • Which document class do you use? The typesetting of headers is governed mainly by the design decisions embedded in a document class (and, relatedly, the page style associated with a document class). For instance, in the article document class, biblatex will not, by default, typeset headers.
    – Mico
    Jul 31, 2012 at 14:20
  • @Mico: I do use the article class: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, onecolumn, oneside, notitlepage]{article}
    – Sverre
    Jul 31, 2012 at 15:42
  • @MarcoDaniel: I didn't understand. There's a guide for how to add your own header, but what should I do to have no header?
    – Sverre
    Jul 31, 2012 at 15:44
  • 1
    @MarcoDaniel I guess he's talking about headers and not headings.
    – Thorsten
    Jul 31, 2012 at 16:01

1 Answer 1


For the following remarks I guess you are printing some headings by setting \pagestyle (maybe a package).

The package biblatex defines some special headings which can be called by the option heading. The default setting for the article class is:


The command \markboth procure that you get a heading. The simplest way is the redefinition by


without the command \markboth.

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