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{bibtex} is specifically about Oren Patashnik's BibTeX program, its .bst style file and .bib database file formats, and use of these in creating documents. For general questions about bibliographies and citations, use {bibliographies} instead.

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Formating .bst specific with burlalt

I obtained a bst file from here, which is great. But I need bibtex to show the arXiv as follows: So far I have managed to get: The code in the bst file that I have "edited" is: FUNCTION {...
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Is “mon =” of any use in a bibtex file?

In some of my bibtex entries I see the field mon, e.g., @Book{Abrial_96, author = {Jean-Raymond Abrial}, title = {The {B}-Book}, publisher = "Cambridge University Press", year = 2005,...
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Bibtex doesn't like symbol in url

I am writing an academic paper in mathematics, and I need to cite a collection of lecture notes. These were never published, and I can only find this one link to reach them. This is given by url = {...
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Bibliographystyles that link multiple Bibtex fields to an URL

The bibliographystyle{apsrev4-2} elegantly does not display the URL itself but links the journal, volume, number, year to the URL: bibliographystyle{apsrev4-2} however is rather concise, it for ...
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Reference in bibliography not formatted as expected

I'm currently writing my thesis and there is a problem with inBook and my required citation style unsrtdin. I expected the output to look like this: but i get the following: instead of type I want ...
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How \printbibliography works?

I have to insert a bibliography into my document and to do this I use the following code, written referring to this guide. Unfortunately, it does not work: more precisely into my document appear all ...
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header wrong for first page of bibliography

Here is some sample code partially taken from other examples here. With this code, a page number is erroneously shown in the center footer for the first page of the bibliography. This is not the style ...
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bibtex acm style: potentially double period if the year is missing

Running latex and bibtex in a loop on \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{mwe.bib} @article{Types, author={Abra K. Dabra}, title={Types in Programming: {Bool},...
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invalid utf-8 sequence error from .bib file despite valid character in main document

I'm working on a paper main.tex with a separate Bibtex file references.bib. I compile with: lualatex main bibtex main lualatex main (Note that I must use bibtex because the journal style is not ...
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Why don't the BibTeX files care about the spacing after the abbreviation-terminating periods?

In the databases of DBLP, ACM, and Google, we can ask for a citation of a publication in the BibTeX format. Examples: DBLP: @article{DBLP:journals/ior/Dantzig02, author = {George B. Dantzig}, ...
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Bibtex cannot find bibliography file when it is not in the main file's directory, when using latexmk

I have a project directory ~/Documents/test w/ the contents... test |- refs |- paper |-|- main.tex The contents of main is... \documentclass{article} \usepackage[superscript,nomove]{cite} \begin{...
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\bibdata transformed with relative path, any way to stop this? [closed]

At some point pdflatex has started generating \bibdata entries in the .aux file with a leading ./, which causes bibtex to ignore the BIBINPUTS path. Is there any option to stop pdflatex from doing ...
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How to use bibentry with .bbl instead of .bib file?

I have a 2 documents, and I want to make the references consistent. Let them be called document A and document B. I compile document A as usual, which outputs a .bbl file. Now, I want to compile ...
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How to automatically hyperlink BibTeX citations?

Imagine I have a .bib entry as follows @article{blow2011dormant, title={How dormant origins promote complete genome replication}, author={Blow, J Julian and Ge, Xin Quan and Jackson, Dean A}, ...
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BibTex, tugboat and citation formating

I'm finishing an article but I'm having a little trouble with BibTex. I don't know how to get properly formatted citations. I've never used BibTeX. The layout is awful. How do I adjust font size? How ...
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When I press F11 I get this error: Error : could not start the command : bibtex "test"

I'm using TexMaker and I'm having trouble with natbib. When I press F11 I get the following error: Error: could not start the command: bibtex "test" (where "test" is the name of ...
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some problem while using biblatex [duplicate]

I have some problem while using biblatex.I add package like this: \usepackage[hyperref=true,backend=biber,style=alphabetic,backref=true,url=false]{biblatex} \addbibresource{ref.bib} and it's my bib ...
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How to list only my articles in the reference section

With BiB(La)TeX, I am trying to produce a document like this Web page. That is, A list of my articles, which I want BiB(La)TeX to print based on my input to the LaTeX source for the next part, which ...
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How to customize reference format for bibtex

I use bibtex to output references, but I want to customize the format of the references. My example code is as follows \documentclass{article} \begin{document} some content... \cite{K} \nocite{*} \...
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Error Using `latex-workshop.bibalign` Command in VSCode LaTeX Workshop

I am encountering an issue with the LaTeX Workshop extension for Visual Studio Code. I'm attempting to format my .bib files using the latex-workshop.bibalign command, as per the guidelines provided in ...
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Adding Documents to my reference list from other .bib file

I have a main reference .bib file where all my books and articles should be stored. Now I have another .bib file in my overleaf folders in which some articles are, because I can download it in this ...
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How to correctly format an online source with long URL in Bibtex

I have the following online source (URL) and I created a BibTex entry out of it @online{verbraucherzentrale2023, title = {Energieausweis: Was sagt dieser Steckbrief für Wohngebäude aus?}, author = ...
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Bibliography 1 not mentioned in text

For some reason, in my bibliography, the first reference is "not mentioned in text" and starts working normally at reference [2]. Does anyone know what may be causing it?
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How to fix abntex2 first page in the bibliography?

It seems that the first page in the bibliography when using the abntex2 package puts the page number in the upper right side of the page, how do I correct this so that the page numbering of only the ...
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Cannot style my bibtex file despite using emph command inside

I use \addbibresource command in the main tex file to add the bibliography, so I cannot add an external bst style file using \bibliographystyle (realized it after searching), and I use a custom cls ...
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Why am I getting a `3 is a bad bad` error?

After upgrading from TeX Live 2022 to TeX Live 2023, when running bibtex, bibtex8, or bibtexu in TeX Live 2023, I get this error for any input file: 3 is a bad bad bibtex does not produce any output. ...
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bst style numeration \cite{} with number instead autor

I modified a .bst I got from the web, and even when I managed to add the numbered references with numbers, adding some preamble modifications: %%% preamble modifications patch \@lbibitem to print the ...
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Using APA7th in BioMed Central [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to submit my work to Springer Open. They have specified that the article should adhere to the BioMed Central article format (bmcart) along with BibTeX. However, upon careful ...
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Generating BiBTeX Source from LuaLaTeX

I am wondering if there's a way to generate the BibTeX entries directly from the LuaLaTeX source of the document being compiled. Given a particular filing system, the LuaTeX source might have all the ...
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Cannot compile bibliography on texmaker

i am trying to write my thesis but i cannot compile the bibliography, these are the packages and syntax I used. The error message i get is: Citation 'xxx' on page 'nnn' undefined How do i fix this ...
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Accents in bib file with abbrv despite using proper UTF-8 setting

It is well-known that bibtex requires some proper setting to handle UTF-8 characters gracefully. However, even following the recommended practice, I get a strange bug with accented characters in names....
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How can I use author-year citation style in LyX?

I use the LyX editor in Windows 10. I started with an article that already included bibliography created in the document itself. I do not know how it was created. I created a database in JabRef with ...
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compiled inbook entry looks completely broken

my tex file is \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{aer} \usepackage[left=1in,top=1.5in,right=1in,bottom=1.5in]{geometry} \usepackage[normalem]{ulem} \...
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TeXShop does not like my .bib file

I am trying to use BiBTeX, but I am getting the error message: I couldn't open file name myBibliography.aux Here is my order of operations: I created a .tex file called LatexTestPage.tex. Using ...
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Why is \printbibliography[keyword=key1] not working as expected?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=ieee,sorting=ynt,defernumbers=true]{biblatex} \addbibresource{references.bib} \begin{document} \section{Introduction} \nocite{*} \subsection*{...
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Automatically insert paragraph before citations

For a style file I would like to automatically generate an acknowledgement paragraph / section of text before the references (based on some options set by user-supplied macros). The approach should ...
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Exporting only the cited references from word to Iatex

I have completed writing a research paper in MS word using the Mendeley Desktop plug-in. Now I have to convert all the references I used into bibtex. I know how to convert them one by one from ...
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how to redefine the citation commands in multibib to include files that use natbib commands

I need to create a document with two parts, each having their own bibliography for which I can use multibib. However the contents of the two parts should be read in from existing files without ...
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Redefining \em to do nothing in references part of document

My current format is the following: I want it to be like this: I identified the problem is > bibtex References.bib produces main.bbl with the following result. \begin{thebibliography}{1} \...
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Delete period after title in Bibliography

I have been given the style reference guide below. I know it's absolute rubbish, but I have to follow it. I want to remove the period after the end of the title "located at." Please I don'...
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How to modify the extra label of the year when using natbib (authoryear mode), and bibtex8

By using the natbib package, the extra label of the year (e.g., 2000a, 2000b, 2000c, etc.) can be obtained by \natexlab command. I intend to write a macro, but I'm not familiar with the TeX ...
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Listing all bibtex keys (NOT in LaTeX)

I have a bib file with 1,579 entries. This is being read by another (non-LaTeX) system, which I have just recently discovered has opinions about the key: e.g. all - and _ elements are removed. I would ...
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bibcheck not working

I tried to filter my bibliography in line with what I read on this answer. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ % for biblatex backend = biber, sorting = none, ...
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how do I remove the "literal not empty" error through bibtex?

I am using a .bst file I modified myself that only writes a url or a doi into the .bbl file. Everything else is ignored. It seems from here: Error message: the literal stack isn't empty for entry ...
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How to truncate authors' given names using BibTeX?

I am working on a research paper and I have a question regarding the formatting of references. Presently my references are typeset in this format: GivenName(s) LastName ... However, I would like to ...
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Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications bibtex style .bst file

is there a Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications .bst file? Reference format: Author, title, Abbreviated Journal Title (italic type) Volume (boldface): First-page number, Year....
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Ibid. instead of authoryear on odd numbered pages

I am puzzled about a strange thing apparently happening in scrbook. I am using authoryear-ibid style and nothing special (I don't think). The result I would like to get is that "ibid." is ...
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Generating Citation Keys with Zotero and Better BibTex Plugin

EDIT: The issue was something completely different. The Better BibTex plugin for Zotero changes the way citation keys are generated. This can be changed in Preferences -> Better BibTex -> Open ...
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Citations are not appearing from .bib file

I'm using a .bib file for all my references, but after compiling the citations are not appearing correctly, the order is not correct and some are not appearing at all! I'm attaching a short part of ...
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how do I reformat bib entries with a bst file so that a link is included?

I had to change a .bst file so that the following format.doi function is included: FUNCTION {format.doi} { doi empty$ { bbl.url url tie.or.space.connect output } { bbl.doi doi tie.or.space....
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