What is Bibtex: Definition and 12 Discussions

BibTeX is reference management software for formatting lists of references. The BibTeX tool is typically used together with the LaTeX document preparation system. Within the typesetting system, its name is styled as






{\displaystyle {\mathrm {B{\scriptstyle {IB}}\!T\!_{\displaystyle E}\!X} }}
. The name is a portmanteau of the word bibliography and the name of the TeX typesetting software.
The purpose of BibTeX is to make it easy to cite sources in a consistent manner, by separating bibliographic information from the presentation of this information, similarly to the separation of content and presentation/style supported by LaTeX itself.

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  1. John Greger

    How to change Bibliography settings to enable links

    I can get the citation code from Inspire.net for papers. However, can I change the Bibliography settings in some way such that there are hyperlinks to the paper? I don't want to embed it manually for every reference. For instance. Now, I use the citation code @article{Hawking:2000kj...
  2. A

    LaTeX How do you maintain Bibliography file for BibTex?

    Hi guys, I have several projects on my three computers which use bibliography. I maintain them manually, copying and pasting whatever is needed. Needless to say, this is becoming stupid now. I recently started using Zotero. It seems like a nice idea, I use the zotero plugin to save whatever I...
  3. fluidistic

    LaTeX Changing the order of references using bibtex to sequential

    Hi people, I'm having a very hard time to sort the references sequentially in my latex document. Right now my text is displayed as "blabla... [13] blabla... blabla... [6]" , so that I get [13] and [6] instead of [1] and [2]. I use bibtex and here's a simplification of the format I use...
  4. C

    LaTeX Bibliography in Latex, already part done manually

    Problem: After more than half of my thesis I was advised to use Latex. At this moment I'm learning it, so far looks doable. However, there is a problem of bibliography... yes, mostly manually formatted as it is supposed to look like in output file... I'd like to use Bibtex... but wouldn't it...
  5. S

    How do I cite an image in a research paper using ACS citations with bibtex?

    I want to put an image in my research paper, I am using ACS citations with bibtex. I was wondering how I cite an image that is placed in the body of my research report? Like what would the bibtex entry be, and am I even allowed to do this with ACS?
  6. L

    Conference Proceedings in BibTex

    I'm unsure about the appropriate location for this thread, so please move this topic, if necessary. I'm trying to add conference proceedings to my BibTex database, but I can't manage to get it working. If I use @CONFERENCE or @INPROCEEDINGS, the title of the paper will not be italicized...
  7. M

    Can't get references sorted alphabetically with BibTeX

    Hi all, Could you help me figure out what packages I should use to get all references sorted alphabetically? These are the packages and settings I'm using... I've tested many without success: \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{a}{,}{,} %... \bibliographystyle{plainnat}...
  8. S

    BibTeX Formatting Help for Last Name First Style

    Bibtex: formating help! In my references, I want: Emanuel, Kerry A. The dependence of hurricane intensity on climate. Nature, 326:483–485, 1987. <GOOD! Emanuel, K. A. The dependence of hurricane intensity on climate. Nature, 326:483–485, 1987. <OR THIS, I WANT! Basically, I just want...
  9. A

    Is use of bibtex more time consuming than old fashioned way?

    I am trying to learn application of bibtex. I do not understand why people claim that use of bibtex simplifies creation of bibliography in a latex document. In order to cite references from a bibliography database, I first need to create the required file (with .bib extension) and then call it...
  10. A

    Bibtex: url in revtex citation

    Dear all, I use Mendeley Desktop to manage my bibliography and it put the url in the bibtex files. Well, I also use the package RevTex and it puts the latter url in the references. So, I wonder if there is a Latex/bibtex way to get rid of it. Thanks in advance...
  11. N

    How to Properly Cite Websites Using BibTex?

    I am trying to cite a website using Bibtex. I have the following in my preamble \usepackage{url} and in my .bib file I have @article{ exoplanetwebsite, Author = {Jean Schneider}, Title = {The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia}, Publisher =...
  12. T

    Solving Bibtex Referencing Problem for Multiple Papers in Same Year

    I am having a problem with bibtex when I have a second paper by the same author (or at least the same lead author) in a single year. For example if I have two papers, with the following authors: Paper 1 - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4 (2008) Paper 2 - Author 1, Author 5, Author...