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BibTeX, natbib, biblatex: Managing Citations in LaTeX: Home

A short guide linking to documentation, resources for bibliographic citation styles, and other useful tools to use when citing sources using .bib files and associated packages.


Especially if you're using only a .bib database, you don't want those long hours spent creating and managing your citations to disappear. Here's a list of tools you can use to make something this bad less likely to happen.

Yale + Overleaf

Yale University now has a subscription to Overleaf, which provides a Google Docs-like experience for people writing in LaTeX. Here's some stuff you need to know:

To connect your account with Yale's license, log in with your Yale email address and password. You should also be able to change your email address if you signed up with a personal account.

General .bib Management

These guides are broken into general resources, followed by resources specifically for BibTeX, natbib, and biblatex + biber.


Here are links to some software that will be helpful to you when working in LaTeX. While you can run LaTeX from the command line, many text editors also exist.

Science Research Support Librarian

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. In-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments are both possible. Please note that Science Hill is a 15-minute walk from central campus, and there is a temporary entrance due to construction.

My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the semester (not during breaks!), I am onsite on Thursdays. I am OFFSITE most Mondays.


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