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Questions tagged [bibtex]

{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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be Using Biber with Texmaker

I have been trying to get my bibliography to work in Texmaker for days, searching the internet, etc. and am having no luck. I'm hoping you can help me out. Here is my test code: \documentclass{...
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Two periods between the last author name and year

I use makebst to create a .bst file, but there are two periods between the last author name and year. How can I remove one period? The whole myHarvard.bst can be find here. The following are two ...
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How to obtain Harvard Referencing Style with Page Numbers?

I am new to LaTex and using TexShop as my Editor. I have been able to generate my list of references and cite them in text using \cite{}, but the thing is that I want to use the Harvard Referencing ...
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How to use author-year reference style in Springer template in Latex

I want to get Springer Author-Year refernce style from *.bib file in LaTeX as follows, Hamburger, C.: Quasimonotonicity, regularity and duality for nonlinear systems of partial differential ...
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! Illegal parameter number in definition of \abx@list@location

I am trying to migrate my document from Bibtex to Biblatex (biber), but after the change I cannot compile my document anymore. In this mini file I am trying to find my bug. What am I doing wrong? I ...
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Converting Tab-delimited reference list into a bibtex format (using R?)

I need to export search results from Web of Science (i.e. all the results of a query, 100s of entries) and import them in Mendeley with their abstract. while I usually can export a citation in a .bib ...
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IEEE bibtex command does not work

I have downloaded this package of IEEE transaction template and I am using the journal template(main file: bare_jrnl.tex) https://ctan.org/pkg/ieeetran However for some strange reason I can't upload ...
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convert bibitem in .bib or .bbl

I have an article where the bibliography is written with a list of \bibitem items. I would like to merge this bibliography with my personnal bibliography which is under the form biblio.bib Anyone has ...
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Same author same year bibliography issue

So I want to submit a paper to Biostatistics journal, which has its own Latex template and \bibliographystyle{biorefs}. The problem arises when I try to cite two different papers of the same author ...
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some of my references are citing some are not from masterbib in Texstudio Latex

So in my report where I'm trying to cite some bibliography there is an error and the error says "the citation MZ10(say) is undefined". Whereas in my masterbib it is well defined as follows @...
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Minimal Makefile for pdflatex bibtex with output-directory

Does someone have a minimal Makefile, that compiles a latex document using pdflatex bibtex pdflatex pdflatex while putting all ouput files in a special output-directory to avoid cluttering the root-...
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How to preserve author's initials from being abbreviated [duplicate]

Some names should be abbreviated using not one but two characters, e. g. "Yuri Gagarin" => "Gagarin, Yu." But if I specify author = "Gagarin, Yu." or even author = "Gagarin, {Yu.}" bibtex ...
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Ø is not understood in text, but only in my bib-file, and vice versa

Sorry for my confusing title. :) I'm a newbie, so please bear with me. I use \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} but in order to write Ø, I have to write \O{} in the text. ...
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Texworks does not update bibliography

I can perfectly compile main.tex file below and have a pdf on OverLeaf but can't do it on TeXworks on my pc. So I can't have reference section. \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{article} \...
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Rename bibliography title in Unicode

I want to have non-English charachters in bibliography title. So I tried this solution. \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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BibTeX: How to force @PREAMBLE to break a line?

I want to write a sequence of LaTeX commands to bbl auxiliaries via the special BibTeX declaration @PREAMBLE, and I want break line where I want. Is there any trick to do so? For example the ...
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elsarticle.cls and multiple bibliographies

I'm using a journal publisher's custom class for the preparation of a manuscript; elsarticle.cls which is often referenced on this forum (e.g. see this post, as well as, this one) I understand that ...
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How to “delete” space between Author and semicolon in bibtex

i created my Bibliographie, but i got unwanted spaces between autor and semicolon like that: Author1[space1];[space2]author2;[...] And i want it like that: Author1;[space2]author2;[...] Here is ...
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LaTeX unable to parse the names of journals in my bib file due to backslash

I have downloaded various bibtex references from NASA ADS (the astrophysics article finding tool). They all refer to journal names with a backslash as if its a code. For example for an article from ...
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Purpose of SLACcitation field

I'm working with BibTeX generated by InspireHEP, which includes a SLACcitation field (which looks to be REVTeX specific). When I render this MWE, the SLACcitation does not show up anywhere. Are there ...
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bibtex + newrefcontext + labelprefix

I'm publishing an article to the Software Quality Journal. The bibliography in the article is divided into two groups. One of the groups has a prefix. During article submission it turned out that: ...
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Make Mendeley automatically update .bib file upon changes

I use Mendeley to manage my references but I write in Emacs by using the .bib file exported from Mendeley. Every time I add some reference to my library, I need to manually export the .bib file again. ...
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Occasional Bibtex Error in Kile under Miktex 2.9 in Windows10?

I am using Kile under Miktex 2.9 in Windows 10. Since I switched from my long-lasting version of Miktex to the latest version, Kile seems to frequently occasionally report ``finished with exit code 1" ...
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How to wrap long content in iet bibilography

I used bibilography with bibtex texts in strings.bib \bibliographystyle{iet} \bibliography{strings.bib} and reference shows I want to automatically wrap the contents.. not applying linebreak.. ...
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Add url to LaTeX bibliography using the style plain

I included the package hyperref, there is no error but the link doesn't show up. I used the following @article{article1, author = "author", title = "title", year = "2019" note = "\url{www.article.com}...
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Undefined citations with BibTeX file exported from Mendeley

I use biblatex with biber backend to cite BibTeX entries exported from Mendeley Desktop. Every time I try to render a citation with \cite or \printbibliography or anything else, I get warnings like ...
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Citing the TeX stack exchange in bibTeX

This may be a bit of a meta question, but how do I cite a TeX stack exchange post in bibTeX? Also, are any images on this forum fair use, in terms of copyright?
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found no database files-while reading file tex.aux [closed]

I am trying to use BibTeX to include reference, when I compile the test.tex, it goes well, but when I click the Bibtex in WinEdt 7.0, it says 'I have found no database files while reading file ...
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Bibtex missing .aux file and error codes

Below I have attached my code for a report i am writing along with the error codes it is giving me AND the "lab2bib.bib" file that i am using. I am having so many issues with getting bibliographies to ...
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Texmaker - '' Error : could not start the command '' for Bibtex

I encounter a question which is similar to this but it is for Bibtex. I have no other information, the Texmaker just simply says '' Error : could not start the command ''. I guess the question should ...
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Misplaced alignment tab character & in a BibTeX url entry

I have a main document and I am using the natbib package to handle my bibtex database. Here is my bottom part of the document displaying the bibliography code ... \backmatter \nocite{*} \...
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What does output.check do in a .bst file?

I've seen the function output.check used in .bst files a number of times; I'm sure I knew what it did at some point but I've now forgotten, and I can't easily find documentation that explains it (...
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Making \cite{ref} show last name of the first author

I am trying to obtain a non-standard citation style that includes only the last name of the first author, and the year it was published. As an example at the moment I have this: myref.bib @article{...
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Add bbl file entries to latex document

I have a main file with a corresponding bib file. Now I want to cite items that are found in an already compiled bbl file. How could one combine the 2? Ideas: Add the new \bibitem to main.bbl file, ...
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h-physrev.bst error: You can't pop an empty literal stack for entry

I aim to use the bibstyle h-physrev.bst together with bibtex on a Linux machine. The bibstyle file is downloaded from https://arxiv.org/hypertex/bibstyles/ MWE So far so good but now I have a ...
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bibtex: can I just type what I want to see?

Bibtex entries require different fields to be filled out. For more obscure references, this can get in the way. If I know what I want the citation entry to say, is there some way I can ddirectly enter ...
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!LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item

I am creating a lab report and am trying to add a bibliography at the end. I am fairly new to LaTeX and am not sure what is the case when I receive the missing \item message. My main .tex code is: \...
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Ordering Bibliography in “model5-names” bibliography style, using the citation number

How can I edit the model5-names.bst file in order to make it order the references using the order of citation number? More info: Currently model5-names orders the reference list according to the ...
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How to cite a youtube comment [in bibtex]

I was looking online for how to cite a youtube comment and I found this WikiHow article for how to cite a youtube comment in APA. However, I don't know how to do this in general for BibTeX. I don't ...
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Non-breaking space in reference title

Inserting a tilde (~) in a .bib reference title prints the tilde instead of creating a non-breaking space. Is there a way of adding non-breaking spaces to reference titles? I tried {~}, but it also ...
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How to convert the citation on the UCI site?

Currently, I am working on this dataset. And this page gives the citation format for the users. Citation Request: Daqing Chen, Sai Liang Sain, and Kun Guo, Data mining for the online retail industry:...
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Ogonek rejected in bibilography

I am trying to compile a bibliography that will not accept someone's name that has an ogonek in it. I am not using \k, which I need for something else, so I did \let\ogonek\k and \newcommand{\eogonek}{...
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Show different bibtex field when writing in different languages

I write in English as well as Chinese. When I cite Chinese work in English paper, I want to include both the English transcription/translation and original Chinese characters. But when I cite Chinese ...
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Two slides with references in beamer with BibTeX

I'm preparing a beamer for a talk and I would like to include some bibliography at the end. My idea was to include two different slides, one with the basic bibliography and other with extra ...
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Search bib file and return article ID: editor and plugin recommendations

Is there an equivalent to the Mendeley citation plugin for libre office / MS office? I would like to insert the article ID in a /cite{} declaration, without having to trawl through the bib file. ...
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Can't manage to cite in IEEE style with document class {book}

None of the solutions that I've found on internet have worked with me. I am trying to cite this paper: http://ijarece.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/IJARECE-VOL-1-ISSUE-4-52-56.pdf and many other ...
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Bibtex style with url and titles of references in bold

I'm looking for a bibliography style (in bibtex) that displays the web url of the references AND also writes the names of the authors of each reference in bold, e.g. Smith, Nick and John Zeigler, "...
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Bibtex is inverting two reference from same author in the same year

The following is the relevant lines from the the main tex file: \usepackage[round]{natbib} \begin{document} \bibliography{References/references} \bibliographystyle{apa} \end{document} And I have ...
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BibTeX problem reading .bib source file

I am trying to use BibTeX, but the result of this code is that it prints the Bibliography headline and does not display what's inside the sample.bib file. Does someone recognize any mistake? Thanks \...
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BibTeX: same layout of all entries in bibliography?

I'm writing a "report" and using BibTeX for the literature and I have different types of BibTeX entries like book, article, misc, PhdThesis, MastersThesis, ... \urlstyle{same} \...