## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ References instead of Bibliography

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
yoda
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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

Stefan Kottwitz
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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.

Stefan

yoda
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Thank you Stefan! it worked as I wanted

snowfrog
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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!

localghost
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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.

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

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

localghost
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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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