# [OS X TeX] Beginner: bibliography strategy?

Martin Wehlou osxtex at wehlou.com
Sun Apr 10 13:59:15 EDT 2005

Rick,

Thanks! Got the thing working now, and I'm doing little wardances around
the PC... um, the Mac, that is.

-- Martin

Rick and Karla Gross wrote:
> Martin,
>
> A bibliography can be created by adding the following commands just
> before the end document command in your manuscript:
>
> \bibliographystyle{citationstyle}
>
> \bibliography{Martin'sBibdeskfile}
> ......
> end{document}
>
>
> The "citationstyle" describes the citation format you want to use in
> your bibliography.  There are several styles that come with the standard
> latex package (a good example is the style "plain" but there are  a
> bunch of others as well).  I suggest using the style "plain" until you
> are able to generate a bibliography in your document.
>
> The second command "\bibliography{MartinsBibdeskfile}" is done easily by
> into your Texshop document.  This act will automatically generate the
> second command and the path to your Bibdesk file.
>
> If there is a non-intuitive part to the bibliography creation process in
> Latex it is that in order to automatically generate a bibliography you
> must typeset the document three to four times in in a row.  For example,
> suppose you have a completed manuscript where you have dragged and
> dropped all of your references from your Bibdesk database file called
> "MartinsBibdeskfile".  Now to create the bibliography just before the
> end of your document command you would issue the bibliographic commands:
>
> \bibliographystyle{plain}
>
> \bibliography{MartinsBibdeskfile}
>
> \end{document}
>
>
> Now, the non-intuitive part.  In order to create the bibliography in the
> typeset PDF file you need to:
>
> 1.  Run Latex
> 2.  Run Bibtex
> 3.  Run Latex
> 4.  Run Latex
>
> You should now see a completed bibliography at the end of your document
> that uses the "plain" style that you specified in the
> \bibliographystyle{plain} command.
>
>
> You might want to take a peek at the following articles as well.
>
> comp.leeds.ac.uk/andyr/misc/latex/latextutorial3.html
>
>
>
> Rick
>
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