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BIBTEX(1)			  Web2C	2015			     BIBTEX(1)

NAME
       bibtex -	make a bibliography for	(La)TeX

SYNOPSIS
       bibtex [-min-crossrefs=number] [-terse] auxname[.aux]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page is not	meant to be exhaustive.	 The complete documen-
       tation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or	manual
       Web2C: A	TeX implementation.

       BibTeX  reads the top-level auxiliary (.aux) file auxname that was out-
       put during the running of latex(1) or tex(1) and	creates	a bibliography
       (.bbl)  file  that will be incorporated into the	document on subsequent
       runs of LaTeX or	TeX.

       BibTeX looks up,	in bibliographic database (.bib)  files	 specified  by
       the  \bibliography  command,  the  entries  specified  by the \cite and
       \nocite commands	in the LaTeX or	TeX source file.  It formats  the  in-
       formation  from those entries according to instructions in a bibliogra-
       phy style (.bst)	file (specified	by the \bibliographystyle command, and
       it outputs the results to the .bbl file.

       The LaTeX manual	explains what a	LaTeX source file must contain to work
       with BibTeX.  Appendix B	of the manual describes	the format of the .bib
       files.  The  `BibTeXing'	 document  describes extensions	and details of
       this format, and	it gives other useful hints for	using BibTeX.

OPTIONS
       The -min-crossrefs option defines the minimum number  of	 crossref  re-
       quired  for automatic inclusion of the crossref'd entry on the citation
       list; the default is two.  With	the  -terse  option,  BibTeX  operates
       silently.   Without  it,	 a  banner and progress	reports	are printed on
       stdout.

ENVIRONMENT
       BibTeX searches the directories in the path defined  by	the  BSTINPUTS
       environment  variable  for .bst files. If BSTINPUTS is not set, it uses
       the system default.  For	.bib files, it uses the	BIBINPUTS  environment
       variable	if that	is set,	otherwise the default.	See tex(1) for the de-
       tails of	the searching.

       If the environment variable TEXMFOUTPUT is set, BibTeX attempts to  put
       its output files	in it, if they cannot be put in	the current directory.
       Again, see tex(1).  No special searching	is done	for the	.aux file.

FILES
       *.bst  Bibliography style files.

       btxdoc.tex
	      ``BibTeXing'' - LaTeXable	documentation for general BibTeX users

       btxhak.tex
	      ``Designing BibTeX Styles'' - LaTeXable documentation for	 style
	      designers

       btxdoc.bib
	      database file for	those two documents

       xampl.bib
	      database file giving examples of all standard entry types

       btxbst.doc
	      template file and	documentation for the standard styles

       All those files should be available somewhere on	your system.

       The  host  math.utah.edu	 has a vast collection of .bib files available
       for anonymous ftp, including references for all the standard TeX	 books
       and a complete bibliography for TUGboat.

SEE ALSO
       latex(1), tex(1).
       Leslie  Lamport,	LaTeX -	A Document Preparation System, Addison-Wesley,
       1985, ISBN 0-201-15790-X.

AUTHOR
       Oren Patashnik, Stanford	University.  This man page describes the web2c
       version	of BibTeX.  Other ports	of BibTeX, such	as Donald Knuth's ver-
       sion using the Sun Pascal compiler, do not have the same	path searching
       implementation, or the command-line options.

bibtex 0.99d			1 February 2010			     BIBTEX(1)

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