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{biblatex} is a complete reimplementation of the bibliographic facilities provided by LaTeX. It has its own backend {biber} which can be used instead of {bibtex} and which supports, e.g., full {unicode}, highly customisable sorting, data source filtering, and customisable field inheritance.

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Question mark or bold citation key instead of citation number

I've browsed the forums and found a number of posts that have addressed this issue, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I have the following script that I just copied from the bibtex home ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I did},...
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Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles

Suppose I've just made the switch to biblatex. I have chosen one of the built-in styles (numeric, alphabetic, authoryear, authortitle, verbose) or of the custom styles available at CTAN, and I've ...
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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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What to do to switch to biblatex?

Because of the great answers posted around in the site, I'm finally considering to do the switch and move to biblatex. So, the question is what do I have to do? To give the question some focus, ...
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biblatex in a nutshell (for beginners)

Is there a 'biblatex in a nutshell' guide out there? I'd like if someone explained to me the essentials on how to use biblatex (what lines I have to write in my document, which files I have to have, ...
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Set limit to one author when using "et al." in biblatex

In the header of my document I set the maximal author names to 2: \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp, maxbibnames=9, maxcitenames=2, backend=biber]{biblatex} Now, when I cite texts with two authors, ...
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Biblatex: submitting to a journal

Suppose that I moved from BibTeX to biblatex. With BibTeX I just copied the content of .bbl file into final version of my paper before submitting it to a journal. What should I do at same stage having ...
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Using BibTeX/biblatex to make a list of references without having citations in the body of the document?

Is there any way to have BibTeX or biblatex insert a bibliography without having citations in the body of the document itself? Maybe a way to hide the in-text citations, so that BibTeX still sees them ...
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biblatex, authoryear style: In-text citations display first name initials for certain bibliography entries

I'm using biblatex with the authoryear style and two of my bibliography entries include the initials of the first author when cited in-text (R. Chen and Holmes, 2006 and B.J. Chen et al., 2008 shown ...
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Biblatex 3.3 name formatting

I would like to create a custom format for citing authors' names in the text, let's call it "newformat". One option I can think of is creating a new bibmacro for names where the parameters are changed ...
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Suppress "In:" biblatex

How do I suppress the "In: " before the journaltitle? Like so: In: Journal of Applied Physics
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ cache-...
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Troubleshooting for biber

I'm trying to switch from BibTeX to biber and ran into the problem that biber does not produce any output file. I noticed several questions about problems with biber e.g., Biblatex/biber does not ...
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hyperlink name with biblatex authoryear (biblatex 1.4b)

I'm new here so I'm not sure if this is the right way to express my question: I'm using the excellent biblatex package with the author-year style and want the links in my citations to include the ...
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Make specific author bold using biblatex

I am writing my CV in LaTeX. I am using biblatex and want my name (and only my name) to be bold for every reference. Is there a magic way to do this? A similar question Make one author's name ...
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How to split bibliography into "works cited" and "works not cited"?

I need two bib-like sections: a "References" giving works explicitly cited in my text, and a "Bibliography" (or "Further reading" if you prefer) giving everything from my bibfile that didn't already ...
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Very strange error suddenly appeared running Biber

I am on a Mac with MacTex 2020 and ran into a strange problem with Biber. Working on a document all was fine, I did not change the bibliography (says my git) and only fixing typos (not even adding ...
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biblatex: displaying all authors of multi-author works in the bibliography

I'm using the biblatex package to add citations and a bibliography to my LaTeX document. I've noticed that only the first author plus "et al." is displayed for works with more than three ...
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Biblatex citation order

I'm facing a problem with biblatex citation order. Using this configuration: \documentclass {article} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \hyphenation{es-ta-bi-li-da-de} \...
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How can I create entirely new data types with BibLaTeX/Biber?

The title is pretty self-explanatory. I need something similar to Add new field to biblatex entries, but for completely new entry types. (IIUC, the linked just shuffles one type onto another.) I'm ...
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How to adjust the line breaking in the bibliography?

This question continues my earlier posting. I have to use slightly unusual margins and line spacing for my academic wirting. MWE: \documentclass[ pagesize, usegeometry = ...
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Get full name twice in Bibliography

I use biblatex with style=authoryear and when there are two references of the same author in the bibliography there is just a dash. How can I get the full name in the second entry too?
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biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files

biblatex supports multiple bibliographies by looking up the 1) entry type, 2) keyword, or 3) category. This is all fine, but in the use case of primary sources and secondary sources: 1) the 'type' ...
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Biblatex cite with footnote only once, with use of brackets

I've started putting into practice the answer to this question. Yet I would like to change this so that there are brackets around the citations: in the superscript in text, in the superscript in ...
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Adding an [AuthorYear] block at the beginning of bibliography entries

I want to add a block at the beginning of my bib entries of the form [Lastnameauthor(s) Year] When the shortauthor field is defined it should use this field +Year instead. The following example ...
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Citing a range of papers using numeric keys as in \cite{a, b, c} -> [1-3]

How can I cite a range of papers, the output is a range of numbers, instead of a list of numbers? In other words, when I type ... some dummy text here is due to me \cite{me1, me2, me3, me4} ... I ...
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How to use biber

Simply put I want to know what steps I need to take to start biber with biblatex. I haven't been able to find any proper tutorials or guides showing how you go about using it instead of BibTeX. What ...
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Multiple citations with pages using BibLaTeX

How can I do multiple citations with page numbers using bibLaTeX/biber? I have tried \cite[2,3,4]{ref1,ref2,ref3,ref4} but it doesn't work.
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Line breaks of long URLs in biblatex bibliography?

I have some long URLs which doesn't contain special "line break characters" like "-" or "/". How can I automatically break these URLs? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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Workflow for managing references?

What is your workflow for managing references? How does this workflow scale? Do you use programs like zotero, mendeley, jabref? What are their pros and cons? Does it allow easy integration of ...
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Ignore citations in captions in list of figures when numbering

When using the \cite command in figure captions and the ieeetr bibliography style, then BibTeX numbers the citations as appearing earlier than they do in reality (i.e. the first citation in the ...
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Repeat the same reference in footnote on different pages

I'm using BibLaTeX to handle my bibliography and I want a reference to be placed in a footnote on every page where I cite the same work and have the same number. Also I want to be able to cite the ...
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Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key

I thought it would be useful to have bibliographic entries displayed as a tooltip so readers are not interrupted by following hyperlinks or trying to find the Bibliography, so I created the following ...
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Input encoding error after upgrading from Biber 1.9 to Biber 2.1

Under biber 2.1 my biblatex produces input encoding errors. The same procedures worked smoothly under biblatex 2.9a/biber 1.9, now that I upgraded to biblatex 3.0/biber 2.1 I get the following message ...
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How to (properly) remove the parentheses around the year in authoryear style? (v3)

I have a question that has been answered a few times, but does not work for me (and also not for another commenter in a previously asked question). I want to remove the parenthesis around the yead ...
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Remove Quotation Marks from Style

I use the standard style in latex and want to override it, to remove the quotation marks from Conference Type. In my bbx file I use: \RequireBibliographyStyle{standard} I thought I could use the ...
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Literature with Biber generates strange citations: firstnames appear erratically

I had been using bibtex and then biblatex for quite some time. For the newest edition of my book I moved to biber. I happened t notice that firstnames are sometimes generated and sometimes not. Has ...
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biblatex: make title hyperlink to DOIs, URL or ISBN

This is a follow up question to biblatex: Make title hyperlink to doi url (if available). My reference database contains some DOI codes, but mainly normal URLs and some ISBN/ISSN codes. What I would ...
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Add field "tome" to biblatex entries

I need to add a new field in the @book or @InProceedings entries: this field is "tome", for I have for instance the following title: Francesco Bertolini, Società di trasmissione orale: mito e ...
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biblatex sorting by date

I have written my own biblatex style for citing jurisdiction. I realized that the sorting in the bibliography is not chronological within the years. I addressed the date field to each bibliography ...
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biblatex: is there a command analogous to \ifciteseen but within one page?

Biblatex is loaded as \usepackage[style=numeric-comp,hyperref=true]{biblatex} \ExecuteBibliographyOptions{citetracker=true,sorting=none,firstinits=true} I am looking for an if-command, which would ...
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Move names of editors followed by (Ed./Eds.) and a comma before title in biblatex

For a stylesheet I am following, I need to move the names of the editors of a book before the book title. In biblatex, the default behavior is to print Ed. by followed by the names. A similar question ...
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problems using apa6e with biblatex-apa

As in apa6e and biblatex-apa I'm trying to use apa6e and biblatex-apa together and having problems. Before I arrived at these problems, over the course of many hours of much reading, I first managed ...
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What is the most appropriate way to configure biblatex for use with an unsupported language?

From time to time, I need to typeset Welsh. Sometimes, I need to typeset citations and bibliographies in Welsh. I think that last time I did this, I may still have been using BibTeX although I am ...
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Highlight an author in bibliography using biblatex allowing bibliography style to format it

I am writing my thesis and I want to highlight my name in the publications using the \fullcite{} while keeping the main bibliography untouched (if not possible, the name can also be highlighted there)....
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Biblatex, author-year, square brackets

I need to customize the author-year citation in biblatex for a template at work. Right now biblatex cites like this: Ruschmeyer u. a. 1995, S. 123 They way I was told it needs to cite is: [...
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biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author in the references dynamically

I'm using biblatex, and I would like to leave out those entries from the bibliography, where a specific person is an author (it's a PhD thesis and my own publications should come in a separate ...
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biblatex: separating publications of a specific author in the bibliography

The question I want to ask is related to the answer of this question: biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author in the references dynamically . My aim is to separate my bibliography ...
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biblatex : which style for a footnote once then nothing?

Ok sorry for this not so clear title. I'm having trouble to express & find what seems so simple :s I'm biblatex and I would like to know which citation style/bibliographical style and/or option I ...
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