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       bibtex - make a bibliography for (La)TeX


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


       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 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.  The auxname on the command line must  be  given  without
       the .aux extension.  If you don't give the auxname, the program prompts
       you for it.

       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 BibTeX.


       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

              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 TUGboat.


       latex(1), tex(1).
       Leslie Lamport, LaTeX - A Document Preparation System,  Addison-Wesley,
       1985, ISBN 0-201-15790-X.


       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.