[OS X TeX] URLs in bibliographic entries

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Sat Dec 16 02:32:37 EST 2006

On 15.12.2006, at 18:43, Alan Munn wrote:

> At 12:11 PM -0500 12/15/06, Nathan Paxton wrote:
>> 	Hi all,
>> 	Another question of basic difficulty.  I've done some googling,  
>> but it's not quite clear what I need to do.
>> 	I have a number of biblio entries in BibDesk that have URLs to  
>> WWW versions of the papers I cite.  I'm using the natbib package,  
>> with a chicago.bst reference style.  How can I get the reference  
>> list to print out the URLs of the papers (which it won't do right  
>> now)?  I've seen some stuff on the url.sty package, but I can't  
>> figure out how to get that to work within my document.
> The chicago.bst style was probably not designed with URLs in mind.  
> If it was, URLs should print automatically with it.  So you need to  
> make a new bst file using custombib to replicate the chicago style  
> with URLs included.  Towards the end of the custombib prompts there  
> is an item "Include REVTeX data fields"  to allow you to output  
> other information like URLs.
> To make the new .bst file type "latex makebst" into a terminal  
> window (assuming your TeX installation was set up to use the  
> command line as well.) and follow the prompts.  You'll probably  
> need a good written description of the chicago style that you need  
> at hand to answer all of the questions.

Forget makebst and bibtex strange language and try biblatex. It's a  
package which allows all bibtex formatting with LaTeX commands. It's  
extremely powerful and although it's only at version 0.5 already very  
stable and useable.


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