Im very new at LaTeX and I would appreciate some help solving this problem. I have created a BibTeX file containing all references to a document. In this text file BibTeX items are inserted and no other text are written, for instance @article{...}. When I call for this bib file from the main.tex file I use the commands:


Now to my question. All i get when I compile this main.tex is the title (bibliography) for this chapter, otherwise the textfield is blank. Is this error occurring because I should write anything in the bib file or have I missed any lines in the main.tex file.

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If you want everything included, you can use


By default, only those references are listed in the bibliography which also appear in the main text, so maybe you do not reference your sources so far?

  • Hi, This was actually the case. I just wanted to look at the bibliography before I started to use it as a reference. Thanks for the quick reply. – Anonymous Jan 15 '11 at 11:35
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    To include references that have not been cited, you could use the \nocite{refid} command e.g. just before the bibliography! – Paul Jan 15 '11 at 11:39

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