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 documenta‐
       tion 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 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.  With‐
       out 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 vari‐
       able 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 version
       using the Sun Pascal compiler, do not have the same path searching imple‐
       mentation, or the command-line options.



bibtex 0.99d                     1 February 2010                       BIBTEX(1)