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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
       information  from those entries according to instructions in a bibliog-
       raphy 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
       required  for  automatic  inclusion  of  the crossref base entry in the
       citation list; the default is two.  To avoid these automatic inclusions
       altogether,  give  this option a sufficiently large number, and be sure
       to remove any previous .aux and .bbl files.  Otherwise the  option  may
       appear to have no effect, since BibTeX will have added the citation for
       the base entry to the .aux file, and nothing will remove it.

       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 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.



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