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biblatex: printing separate bibliographies

I'm writing a PhD thesis in which I intend to include the full contents of an article I wrote. Since I'd like the text to be as close as possible to the version which is published, I'd like to have a dedicated (let 's call it 'secondary') bibliography section for the article at the end of the chapter in which it is included. However, I also want all the references cited in the article to be listed in the 'main' bibliography, at the end of the thesis.

So to sum it up, I have a single bibliographic resource (somefile.bib), two bibliographies (main and secondary) and I want the entries of the secondary to be included in the main.

Currently, I managed to do a part of the job by including the contents of the article in a refsegment environment. But then, the entries cited in the article and not in the rest of the thesis do not appear in the main bibliography. A workaround would be to have the \printbibliography command take several segments. Is that possible?

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  • I don't think so: my bibliography sources are not differentiated by anything other than 'are they cited in the article or not?', unlike in the question you're pointing. Thank you for reading anyway :) However, I just found the solution and it is pretty obvious: the refsegment environment is intended to do that. I just didn't have a proper example in my code to see that things were actually working properly. – M4urice Aug 28 '12 at 16:40

In the following example, entries cited only within the refsegment do also appear in the main bibliography:




  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, B.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},
  author = {Cuthor, C.},
  year = {2003},
  title = {Charlie},




Some text \autocite{A01,B02}.


\section{Second: An article I wrote}

Some text \autocite{A01,C03}

\printbibliography[heading=subbibliography,title={References for section~\thesection},




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  • Thank you very much for providing the right answer with a working example. I simply hadn't understood how the refsegment environment works, and I apologize for that. – M4urice Aug 31 '12 at 8:56
  • @M4urice: No need to apologize. :-) – lockstep Aug 31 '12 at 10:14

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