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yoda
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References instead of Bibliography

Postby yoda » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:38 am

Hi!

I want to change the title and headings of the bibliography for "References". I tried with the command

\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}

and

\renewcommand{\refname}{References}

but nothing happens. Any idea?

Thanks

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:49 am

Hi,

what document class do you use?
Do you use babel? If yes, then use instead of the commands above
\addto\captionsenglish{\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}}

if you use the book or the report class or
\addto\captionsenglish{\renewcommand{\refname}{References}}

if you use article.

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yoda
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Postby yoda » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:50 pm

Thank you Stefan! it worked as I wanted

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Postby snowfrog » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:26 pm

Hi all,

Not sure if I should open a new post but I have exactly the same problem, except that for me adding
\addto\captionsenglish{\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}}

or
\addto\captionsenglish{\renewcommand{\refname}{References}}


still didn't change anything.

I'm using natbib.

Thanks!

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Postby localghost » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:08 pm

The provided solution only works when the babel package with the english option is used. Without this package the redefinition is as simple as shown in the first post.
\renewcommand{\refname}{References}  % for the article class
\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}  % for the report or book class

In case this doesn't work for you, provide a minimal working example (MWE) that shows the problem.


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Postby snowfrog » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:42 pm

Thanks, advising me to do a MWE helped me find my own (rather stupid) mistake!

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Postby localghost » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:54 pm

snowfrog wrote:Thanks, advising me to do a MWE helped me find my own (rather stupid) mistake!

And we are all interested in the cause so that others can avoid your mistake.
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Postby mortezatm » Thu May 27, 2021 4:19 am

I tried both options, but they did not work!
NO error generated!

Document Class: Book(Standard Class with Extra Font Sizes)
Bibliography:
Style format: Biblatex (natbib mode)
Variant: Author-year
Processor: bibtex

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I found the solution myself!
I had to add a TEX Code right before the "Biblatex Generated Bibliography" and inserted those commands
Having the commands in the preamble did not work for some reason


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