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BIBTEX(1)				    Web2C 2012					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 documentation for this ver-
       sion 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 output during	the  run-
       ning  of  latex(1)  or tex(1) and creates a bibliography (.bbl) file that will be incorpo-
       rated 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 information from those entries according to instructions in a
       bibliography  style  (.bst) file (specified by the \bibliographystyle command, and it out-
       puts the results to the .bbl file.

       The LaTeX manual explains what a LaTeX source file must contain to work with BibTeX.   Ap-
       pendix  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 required 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 details 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  TUG-
       boat.

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 version 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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