The following code produces headings on the section level starting with the number of the section before the bibliography:





\printbibliography[notkeyword=secondary,heading=subbibliography,title={Primary Sources}]
\printbibliography[keyword=secondary,heading=subbibliography,title={Secondary Sources}]


The resulting section header is "0.0 Secondary Sources"

on the top of page 3 while the header representing the chapter on the top of page 2 is correctly set to "Bibliography". The 0.0 seems wrong. How can I remove it? I tried several combinations with \defbibheading{subbibliography} but I did not succeed. (with biblatex 2.2, biber 1.2)

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    Were does your 0.0 apear? I tried your MWE and got no numbers 0.0. If I understand you right, try the class option bibliography=totocnumbered to get a numbered chapter bibliography in your TOC. Perhaps something missing in your MWE? – Mensch Oct 8 '12 at 20:37

biblatex.def defines


for scrbook and scrreprt, which is responsible for the appearance of the number in the header. It disappears if you write, in your preamble,


It should be probably filed as bug report to the maintainers of biblatex, as \section* is used, so no number should be printed in the header and \sectionmarkformat just prints the section number along with possibly a dot.

  • Thx! Typical case of me not to seeing the wood for the trees... I filed a report here. – sebschub Oct 9 '12 at 5:46
  • This has been fixed in biblatex 2.3. – sebschub Nov 20 '12 at 9:51

EDIT: So I was editing my answer and a better one was posted. See what is wrote by egreg.

If I understand well, you want only the name of the section (here Secondary sources), not the chapter and section numbers. You can do it with a tuning of the bibheading of biblatex with the following lines in your preamble:

  \markright{\itshape #1}

With your MWE it works. I don't know if it answers your question.

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