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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Creating a bibliography

The classic way of producing a bibliography, that is, a list of references, is using BibTeX. This is an external program for producing a bibliography from a plain text database with a chosen style, and for citing references in text.

In LaTeX Beginner's Guide, Packt Publishing, there's a tutorial for creating bibliographies using BibTeX. Refer to this guide to learn about the classic way. In our cookbook, we will use an advanced package called biblatex, which is generally considered to be the successor of BibTeX. It is a complete reimplementation of LaTeX's standard bibliographic features. It supports the BibTeX database format, but understands other formats. The biblatex package entirely uses TeX macros for formatting. ...

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