BIBTEX(1)                                               BIBTEX(1)

NAME
       bibtex - make a bibliography for (La)TeX

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

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The com-
       plete 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  cre-
       ates  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 speci-
       fied 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  cross-
       ref'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.

ENVIRONMENT
       BibTeX searches the directories in the path defined by the
       BSTINPUTS environment variable for .bst files.  If  BSTIN-
       PUTS  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 spe-
       cial 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  documenta-
              tion 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 sys-
       tem.

       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  Pas-
       cal  compiler,  do not have the same path searching imple-
       mentation, or the command-line options.

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