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BibTeX, a program originally designed to produce bibliographies in
conjunction with LaTeX, is explained in Section 4.3 and Appendix B
of Leslie Lamport’s LaTeX manual.
The document “BibTeXing”, in the BibTeX distribution (look for
expands on the chapter in Lamport’s book. The LaTeX Companion
also has information on BibTeX and writing BibTeX style files.
(See LaTeX books
for details of both
The document “Designing BibTeX Styles”, also in the BibTeX
distribution (look for
), explains the postfix stack-based language used to
write BibTeX styles (.bst
files). The filebtxbst.doc
also in the BibTeX distribution,
is the template for the four standard styles (plain
, and unsrt
); it also
contains their documentation.
A useful tutorial of the whole process of using BibTeX is Nicolas
Markey’s “Tame the BeaST (The B to X of BibTeX)
may also be found on CTAN. A summary and FAQ by Michael
Shell and David Hoadley, is also to be recommended.
- BibTeX distribution
- biblio/bibtex/base (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- Shell and Hoadley’s FAQ
- Tame the BeaST
- info/bibtex/tamethebeast/ttb_en.pdf; catalogue entry
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This is FAQ version 3.26, released on 2013-02-25.