Questions tagged [bibliographies]

{bibliographies} is about creating lists of publications and citing these in a document. If possible, replace this tag with the specific bibliography package you use, e.g. {biblatex} or {natbib}. For questions about specific or customized citation commands, add {citing}. If your question is specifically about BibTeX, use {bibtex}.

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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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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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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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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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Software-generated bibliographic entries: common errors and other mistakes to check before use

Background Story: While answering bibliography questions on this site, I often come across incorrect bibliography entries - most of the time they were automatically generated by Google Scholar ...
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How do I add “citations” at the end of the document as done here?

As you can see in this article on Wikipedia, there is a distinction made between notes, citations and references. I would like to have a section called citations at the end of my document which I can ...
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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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Make one author's name bold every time it shows up in the bibliography

I'm working on a CV. I'd like to highlight my name in every entry in the bibliography. I've tried simply replacing {myname} with {\bf myname} or {{\bf myname}}, but they fail with various errors, ...
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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 adjust the breaking in the bibliography?

This question continues my another. I have to use weird margins and line spacing for my academic wirting. MWE: \documentclass[ pagesize, usegeometry = on, ...
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Is there an (easy) way to create or personalize .bst files?

When you prepare an article for a journal (in my case, Quantum Information and Computation, Rinton Press), often they ask you to use some format for your references; in my case, the following: [1] ...
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Beamer Bibliography Icon

I want to list my references in a beamer presentation using thebibliography environment, with the nice little book icon (\beamertemplatebookbibitems) and article icon (\...
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Where can I find collections of bibliography styles?

Is there a central 'warehouse' or, perhaps, a 'list of collections', of bibliography styles? My preference is for BibLaTeX, but I'm sure answers for BibTeX would also be helpful. I don't have any ...
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How do I get numbered entries in a beamer bibliography

Instead of the default icons or the text option, I would like to have numbered entries in my bibliography. I added the line: \setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}{} to get rid of the icons, but can'...
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Renaming the bibliography page using BibTeX

Is there a way to rename (or do away with the name of) the bibliography page that is output using BibTeX? If so, is the name dependent on the bibliographystyle, or is it something inherent within the ...
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Hiding the title of the bibliography

I'd like to get rid of the bibliography heading: Please note that I'm using the thebibliography environment.
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Multiple bibliographies

I have the following: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \include{chapter1} \include{chapter2} \end{document} I also have a reference.bib file, with entries book1, book2 and book3. chapter1....
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How to use 1. (number followed by dot) format instead of [1] format in bibliography

The editor asked me to use the following format. Reference 1. Author, blah blah Instead of Reference [1] Author, blah blah ... Even though in the main text, [1] style has been used. ...
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What is the difference between bibtex and biblatex?

I've been reading about biblatex more and more on here. What is the difference between it and bibtex? Why should I switch to biblatex? Seeing the documentation doesn't seem too mature (or accessible ...
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What is the relationship between natbib, apacite package, and apa document class?

This is the first time I have to submit to a journal and need to reformat my bibliography according to APA guidelines. This leaves me very confused since there seem to be multiple ways to do the same ...
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Bibliography in Texmaker [duplicate]

I'm having some problems with my bibliography in Texmaker. My code is: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}...
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Two Bibliographies: one for main text and one for appendix

I have a manuscript in which has the following structure: Main Text Bibliography Appendix However, there are citations which are only cited in the appendix, and they show up in the main bibliography....
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Making the bibliography appear in the table of contents

I need to make my (BibTeX) references section appear in the table of contents of my LaTeX document (documentclass: article), with section numbering too. My approach until now has been making a new ...
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How to change font size for bibliography?

I want to use a smaller font size for the bibliography, e.g., \footnotesize. What is the easiest way to achieve this? I currently do \renewenvironment{thebibliography}... and copy the definition from ...
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URLs in bibliography: LaTeX not breaking line as expected

I am trying to include long URLs in a bibliography, but those often overflow into the margin of the document. I have seen a number of questions about breaking URLs in bibliography, but after trying ...
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Bibliographies from multiple .bib files

I would like to use multiple .bib files for my article, such as file1.bib, file2.bib. However, I would like my references not to be separated (such as "Primary sources", "Secondary sources", etc.) ...
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Sectioning bibliography by type of referred item

My promoteur has a very unusual requirement: the bibliography needs to be sorted first by specific type of referred item, next by author and by year of publication. I managed to get this custom ...
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Use BibTeX key as the cite key

I tried to use natbib and other attempts but for vain. I would like to produce a cite key which is identical to the BibTeX entry. For example, if I have a BibTeX entry Bt98, then I want \cite{Bt98} to ...
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Bibliography with page numbers

In GKP's Concrete Mathematics, there is a useful and interesting feature I would like to see in more books. The bibliography entries include: a - the page numbers where the book or article is cited ...
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Line breaking of URLs in bibliographies

I have a problem with the line break of an URL. The URL can´t break correct and extends into the border. I´ve tried some things. Amongst others I loaded the package breakurl, but without any success. ...
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Bibliography error: “Use of \blx@bbl@verbadd@i doesn't match its definition. \verb”

Currently having problems with compiling my Master's thesis after downloading the newest version of TeXStudio and MiKTeX. The error message is as follows: Use of \blx@bbl@verbadd@i doesn't match its ...
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How can I list references from BibTeX file in-line with commentary?

I would like to take the full citation of a reference in my BibTeX file and write commentary in-line after it. A \fullcitation{id} command would be perfect. I would like to use it as: \fullcitation{...
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Biblatex: Two bibliographies with different styles and sortings

MWE for the problem I encountered: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{biblatextest1.bib} @BOOK{BookA03, author = {Author Aaa}, title = {Some Title}...
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How to make a bib entry appear also in the main document

I have a reference which has a bib entry and appears in the bibliography. I want to be able to include the entire entry, exactly as it appears in the bibliography, somewhere else in the document. Is ...
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How can I split a beamer bibliography across two slides?

I have several citations in a beamer-based presentation. Is it possible to split the bibliography across two slides? I'm using natbib / bibtex. And I currently just have: \begin{frame} \tiny \...
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Underline my name in the bibliography

For several documents I'm preparing, I need to highlight (or underline) occurences of my name within the bibliography. Is there an easy way of doing this?
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Redundancy in bib file: conditionally suppress url if same as doi?

Mathscinet gives bibtex entries with both a doi and a url field included. Typically they look something like @article {some-article, […] DOI = {10.1016/j.apal.2008.12.003}, URL = {http://dx....
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How to deal with bibliography items containing long URLs?

A picture is worth a thousand macros: I don't blame LaTeX for having difficulty in formatting this entry. What can I do, however, to alleviate the effects and avoid the Word-like indentation? A ...
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Different bibliographies for each chapter with shared references

I tried to go through already posted solutions but I was not able to find one working for my case. I am compiling a ph.d. thesis with one main file, by including chapters. The format is the following ...
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In TeXShop, is there a directive to select biber or BibTeX on a per-document basis?

As in the title, I'd like to be able to select whether TeXShop uses biber or BibTeX in the document rather than using the command line or changing the default in the TeXShop preferences. For TeX ...
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Transforming the .bib file to get upper cases

With the following entry in the .bib file @ARTICLE{a1, AUTHOR="M., J. J.", TITLE="My Sample Title", JOURNAL="Journal Name", pages="132--234", YEAR=2000` } and with \bibliographystyle{plain} in the ...
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Bibliographies when using subfiles

I am writing my Ph.D. thesis in XeLaTeX with Biblatex, and there are times when I need to compile individual chapters, and times when I need to compile the entire document, so I use subfiles, which ...
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Multibib reverse label or sort order

I'm using multibib. I manually set the order of the bibliography. I would like the order of the numbered items to be reversed. For example, my document has: \nociteX{Foo} \nociteX{Bar} And the ...
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What characters are allowed to use as delimiters for BibTeX keys?

Surprisingly, I wasn't able to find the list of symbols which can be used for separating fields in BibTeX keys. Many programming languages have their own lists of exceptions, but it seems there is ...
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Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?

This question led to a new package: checkcites While reading papers, I put those that I'd like to refer to or mention in customized .bib files (one .bib file for each paper). (Thanks to Mendeley it'...
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Format of @article without journal title field in biblatex bibliography entries

This question is similar to Suppress “In:” biblatex and biblatex: How to remove the parentheses around the year in authoryear style?, but I don’t want to change the format of bibliography entries ...
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How to cite a book chapter written by an author who is not the editor or author of the book with BibTeX?

I don't know how to cite a chapter written by an author who is not the editor or author of the book. How can I get the following citation? Grandstrand, O. (2004), 'Innovation and Intellectual ...
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How can I change the “References” to “Reference” in the thebibliography environment?

My problem is that I have only one reference. So I would like the head of this part to appear "Reference" instead of commonly "References". More generally, could we change the title "References" to an ...
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Displaying author's name in a bibliographic entry in the form: Surname, First Initial of Firstname

\RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{Arter95, Author = {David Arter}, Date-Added = {2013-08-11 17:38:06 +0000}, Date-Modified = {2013-09-01 15:13:22 +...

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