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Transforming the .bib file to get upper cases

I'm new to LatTeX and so far I'm happy with it. I'm using MiKTeX. In the bibliography section, the titles of @inproceedings items are all being lowercased. I am aware that I can use curly brakets to denote capital letters, but I don't like the idea, it ruins the beauty of having just to copy the BibTeX entry of a paper so as to have it referenced.

I've read somewhere that a .bst file needs to be edited. However I cannot found out which default .bst file MiKTeX is using. Any ideas please?

marked as duplicate by lockstep, Thorsten, Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder, Mensch, Claudio Fiandrino Nov 3 '12 at 13:09

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  • Welcome to TeX.sx! MiKTeX doesn't use a "default" bst file -- you need to tell us what \bibliographystyle you're using in your document. A similar question for the plain style is tex.stackexchange.com/questions/53006/… – lockstep Nov 2 '12 at 17:55
  • I'm using \bibliographystyle{abbrv}. Thanks! – Krt_Malta Nov 2 '12 at 18:31
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    The plain solution should also work for abbrv. – lockstep Nov 2 '12 at 18:34
  • Also keep in mind that usually the reference sources are providing erroneous/bad BibTeX entries e.g. journals, publisher websites etc. So I wouldn't count on them too much. – percusse Nov 2 '12 at 20:33
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    Capitalizing titles is a style decision; the standard styles choose not to keep possible capitalizations in the original titles, other styles do differently. It's important that words that must keep the capital letter, such as names of people, are input in braces. My personal opinion is that while capitalization may be used in the document title (but I wouldn't), it's just heavy and cumbersome in the bibliography. – egreg Nov 2 '12 at 20:50