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Biber is a {bibtex} replacement for {biblatex}. It is functionally a significant superset of BibTeX, allowing more customisation by the user of, e.g., sorting, label generation, inheritance, and data source stream manipulation. It also supports advanced auto-disambiguation of names and name lists.

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biber warning: “I didn't find a database entry for…” after editing entry in .bib file

I edited a .bib database entry, changing the date of publication and also the cite key. biber keeps giving me a warning "I didn't find a database entry for..." the old cite key. I no longer use the ...
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How can I circumvent running the bibliography in texstudio

I am creating a beamer presentation with several plots and tikz figures. It takes a long time to compile and view. This is only amplified by the fact that texstudio apparently runs pdflatex and the ...
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URGENT HELP! Biber not working anymore

Please I need your help as soon as possible. I'm working on my thesis and until 3 weeks ago everything was working fine, I compiled the thesis using the program "Texmaker", I used biber for the ...
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Problems references Biber/Biblatex/TexMaker

I have a problem with references in TexMaker with biber&biblatex. My code is: LaTeX Warning: There were undefined references. Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: (...
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Biber and Biblatex compatibility error after updating all of the packages using MikTex Package manager on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I am trying to use biblatex and biber on texmaker. I updated all of the packages as per the post here: How to fix the incompatility between BiBer and BiBLaTeX versions in TeXmaker? but I still get the ...
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Second Reprint is ignored for biblatex and IEEE citation Style

I want to cite a reprint of a publication with biblatex and the ieee citation style. The proposed solution in my previous question worked as expected, unless I add a second publication with a reprint. ...
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Cite a Reprint with biblatex and IEEE citation Style

I want to cite a reprint of a paper with biblatex / biber and the IEEE citation style. The fast solution to use the note field results in the added text "in between the reference" and not at the end ...
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How to get file name from inside a latex file?

In the context of biblatex its possible to bibstyle=reading, this will produce bibliography including abstract and annotation fields. The annotation might come from a file named like bibannotation-...
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How do I get the name of the bib file to set as the vale of a bib field?

Slightly changing topic from How to magically add the file field to each entry in a bib file?. I have the following: \DeclareSourcemap{ \maps[datatype=bibtex,overwrite=true]{ \map{ \step[...
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Extract entry keys from bib file and create a file for each entry key

In the context of ideas mentioned at How to embed a review in biblatex? one should create a file for each entry key in the bib file. These files will be named to refer to each entry key, names will be ...
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@Booklet as footnote and not including them in the Bibliography

Currently I'm using biblatex (with biber as back-end). I'm using \parencite{} or \textcite{} to create references. I would like to know, if it is possible create footnotes (with number reference) ...
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Why are these lines in my references not breaking?

I'm using biblatex with biber to reference in my document. It works great but lately, I saw a problem. Most of my references are copied from google scholar cite option so I guess the references them ...
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New command for printbibliography forwarding arguments

I had something like \printbibliography[heading=subbibintoc,resetnumbers=true,subtype={somelable}, title ={Nice Titlel}] then I noticed links were not working and had to \phantomsection\...
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How to magically add the file field to each entry in a bib file?

In the context of biblatex its possible to bibstyle=reading, this will produce bibliography including abstract and annotation fields. As well as file field linking to the file.pdf, the reference. If ...
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How to embed a review in biblatex?

In the context of biblatex it's possible to say bibstyle=reading, this will produce bibliography including abstract and annotation fields. I'm thinking to use annotation to include my review of that ...
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Chapter wise bibiliography section with only cited contents of each chapter

I am looking at printing bibliography at end of each chapter, where only cited contents need to be printed in it. But I am getting all the contents printed at the end of each chapter. I am using \...
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How to label bibliography items, books and articles and others?

It is possible to segment bibliography by type (https://www.overleaf.com/learn/latex/Articles/Getting_started_with_BibLaTeX): \printbibheading \printbibliography[type=book,heading=subbibliography,...
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Segmented bibliography with name of section

A related issue can be found at biblatex: segmented bibliography with name of chapter. If you allow me, I'll start with with a (not so) minimum example from How to use biblatex chapter+? which uses ...
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How to use biblatex chapter+?

If you allow me, I'll start with with a (not so) minimum example from biblatex: segmented bibliography with name of chapter which uses refsegment=chapter of biblatex and will do the slight change of ...
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Sort bibliography by eprint

I would like to sort the bibliography by eprint but it does not work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \DeclareSortingTemplate{eprint}{ \...
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How to use Biber with BibLaTeX from the command line on osx

I am attempting to use Biber with BibLaTeX from the command line on osx. When I compile my .tex file I get No file print_bibliography.bbl. LaTeX Warning: Citation 'Huse2007' on page 1 undefined on ...
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\DeclareSortingTemplate with Overleaf

I need to switch a project to Overleaf. I'm using biblatex and Biber, and I use \DeclareSortingTemplate to create a separate bibliography environment that's sorted by shorthand instead of author. Is ...
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Biber, error message at File.pm line 151

I have a php script test.php which invokes latex+biber: `/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux/latex --interaction batchmode test.tex `; `/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux/biber test`; ...
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Cite only the first author for ibidem citations

When using the authoryear-icomp style of BibLaTeX, I would like to cite only the first author of a multi-author work, even if that is not unique, when the citation is a repeated (e.g. ibidem) one. My ...
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How to cite a diploma thesis with biblatex/biber?

The citation of a PhD thesis and a master's thesis works fine with phdthesis and mathesis respectively. How can I cite a diploma thesis as "Diploma Thesis"? The following MWE shows what I tried: \...
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The right place and the right options for rerunfilecheck in the presence of many packages?

Let's consider an input file called main.tex with the following contents: \RequirePackage{ifthen} \RequirePackage{ifxetex,ifluatex} \newif\ifxetexorluatex \ifxetex \xetexorluatextrue \else \...
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.bib files: edition, language, langid

When writing bib files, bibtex prescribes a captitalized ordinal for editions, such as edition={Fourth}. But babelbib and biblatex insist on numbers, such as edition=4. This means that whenever we ...
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Slow compilation after running biber

I'm compiling a small document (8 pp.) that has a lot of references (e.g. publication list). I am using TexShop 4.26 on Mac OS 10.14.2 (Mojave) and biber 2.10. I am running pdflatex > biber > ...
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Abbreviate author names as “Lastname AB” (without space or period) in bibliography

I want My journal wants author names to be abbreviated as "Lastname, FS" in the bibliography, but haven't found a way to do this after some excessive searching. Does anyone know if this is possible? ...
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Biblatex + Biber: sort author list alphabetically

Is there a way to let biblatex+biber sort the authors list alphabetically using the last name of the authors before applying any further processing (e.g., replace long lists with et al.)? I use ...
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Change Entrykey with \DeclareSourcemap

I wanted to ask if it's possible to change the entrykey of a specific citation using the \DeclareSourcemap command. The following MWE won't work for me. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Argument of \language@active@arg" has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.298 …el{chap:references}Literaturverzeichnis}] {}

I keep getting this error when compiling my pdf. I'm using the german language in babel I have no idea which of my references could be causing it. \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[german]{...
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Language dependent (customized) text in bibliography (error with \DefineBibliographyStrings{language} and broken \iffieldequalstr{hyphenation})

I'm trying to get a language dependent (customized) text in biblioraphy with pdflatex (biber). I've found at least 3 approaches to do this by means of: \DefineBibliographyStrings{language}{bibfield={...
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! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. in my bbl file

Here is my .tex file: \documentclass[a4paper, oneside, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[style=nature, url=true]{biblatex} \usepackage{hyperref} \addbibresource{C:/library.bib} \begin{document} \cite{...
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Sort bib according to author last name in biber

Consider the following bibliography (MWE at the end) produced with \usepackage[backend=biber, citestyle=alphabetic, bibstyle=alphabetic, firstinits=true ]{...
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Removing label date from bibitems (apa style) in Curve CV Overleaf template completely impossible

I'm trying to edit this overleaf template: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/a-customised-curve-cv/mvmbhkwsnmwv In particular I want to completely remove the label date from the bibliography ...
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Biber: shorthands with macros \textbf{} get sorted differently

If I change a shorthand in the .bib file from XYZ to \textbf{X}YZ the order in the bibliography changes. How can I have shorthands where some of the shorthands start with a \textbf (to bold-font ...
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How change Biblatex references to my own style?

I'm very new using Latex (TeXShop 4.25) and while I have been writing my thesis I had some problems with my references. I'm using biblatex and Biber and I need the references as follows: Author.(...
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Latex biber gives me [0] for cites using JabRef [duplicate]

Hi guys I'm having an unresolvable problem with my LaTeX document (at least for me). Here are my first two entries from the references file: % Encoding: UTF-8 @Article{FelixWortmann2015, author ...
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Print list of non-cited bibliography entries without citation keys

I am using biblatex with the added feature of adding all cited references to their own category: \DeclareBibliographyCategory{cited} \AtEveryCitekey{\addtocategory{cited}{\thefield{entrykey}}} as ...
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Biblatex conflicts with Babel package for serbianc option

When compiling the following example code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[serbianc]{babel} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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How to change abbreviation of translator in biblatex

I would like to change the current abbreviated "Übers. von" to "Übersetzt von" for translators in bibltex. There seems to be a similar question but the translator part was omitted in the answer: ...
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How can I automatize the execution of three tools in TeXstudio?

I want to automatize the execution of latex-biber-latex in TeXstudio as explained here. How can I do that?
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Citet command not an option for Biblatex

I am a bit new to LaTeX etc. so please excuse me if this is a beginner question. I would like to cite references within my document in the following style: According to Powell et al. (2007)... ...
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Biblatex/Biber \AtNextBibliography and \fontsize{}{}

I am tying to customly set the font size of my bibliography with biber. I found a solution here that works for the standard defined fontsizes \small, \large etc. When I use \fontsize{size}{skip} ...
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Trouble with dates in biblatex-apa using biber

I was using the APA format citation for my thesis, which I am writing in Overleaf, which uses an old version of biblatex-apa. \RequirePackage[style=apa, backend=biber]{biblatex} My .bib file is: @...
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biblatex+biber: issue={4es} or number={4es}?

Let's assume we want to cite the article https://doi.org/10.1145/242224.242385 Our LaTeX document contains \usepackage[backend=biber,style=numeric-comp,sortcites=true,maxbibnames=99,useprefix=true,...
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Replace the 'doi' keyword for all entries in a bibliography with \aiDoiSquare icon from academicons package

I am currently making my CV and using the biblatex/biber combo for bibliography management. For visual pizazz, I wish to replace the keyword doi for each entry in the generated bibliography with the ...
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How to re-number biblatex citations

I am writing a long dissertation with lots of included files, and my supervisor has suggested numbering my citations in order of appearance rather than by author. I understand that I can achieve this ...
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Numbers in bibliography cannot be switched on

Using beamer, XeLaTeX and biber, I have single citations in footnotes and a full bibliography on the last slide. I would like to have numbered entries in the full bibliography but using \...