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       bibtex - make a bibliography for (La)TeX


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


       This  manual  page  is  not  meant  to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation 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  output  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
       bibliography  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


       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.


       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.


       *.bst  Bibliography style files.

              ``BibTeXing'' - LaTeXable documentation for general BibTeX users

              ``Designing BibTeX Styles'' - LaTeXable documentation for style designers

              database file for those two documents

              database file giving examples of all standard entry types

              template file and documentation for the standard styles

       All those files should be available somewhere on your system.

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


       latex(1), tex(1).
       Leslie  Lamport,  LaTeX  -  A  Document  Preparation  System,  Addison-Wesley,  1985, ISBN


       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.