[OS X TeX] Re: Issue with Multiple Bibliographies, MacOSX-TeX Digest #1826 - 08/19/06

Simon Lisney simon at lisney.co.uk
Tue Aug 22 07:07:39 EDT 2006

Thanks for the advice to everyone that helped on this.

In the end I found that for a simple bibliography, with no copy or  
citations, using multiple .bib
sources for different sections, that 'bibtopic' worked best.

The main issue turned out to be the inability of Texshop to deal with  
multiple .bib files when running bibtex.  Therefore I had to run  
bibtex from the Terminal on each of the .bibs manually. Not a big  
issue once I realised this limitation. So far I haven't found a way  
to do this in a single pass.

bibtopic can be found here:


On 21 Aug 2006, at 17:52, Christopher Brislawn wrote:

>> Subject: Issue with Multiple Bibliographies
>> From: "Simon Lisney" <simon at lisney.co.uk>
>> Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 23:38:36 +0200
>> I have recently installed MacTex and using TexShop in conjunction
>> with Bibdesk for beginning to compile my thesis.
>> So far I have been able to get it all working together and
>> producing .tex documents with .bib files.  The problem comes when I
>> try to create multiple bibliographies in one .tex file.
>> <snip>
> I have had good luck creating a resume' with multiple bibliography  
> sections (one for journal articles, one for conference papers, one  
> for book chapters, etc.) using the splitbib package:
> http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/splitbib/
> It works fine with BibTeX, and I have encountered no problems using  
> it with multiple .bib files under TeXShop 2.09/gwTeX.  The basic  
> approach of splitbib is to have the user define "category"  
> environments that list which bibliography a citation will appear  
> in.  After that, you just cite references as usual in your document  
> using \cite{}, and splitbib handles the reorganization of citations  
> into multiple bibliography sections.  For instance, my resume'  
> contains:
> <snip>

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