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Warning about empty Bibliography

Postby WalidSaladin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:01 pm

How do I address this warning?

LaTeX warning:Empty `thebibliography' environment on input line 3.

Here is a simplified version of my code. The preamble contains all the packages I have loaded so far. I attached the BibTex document.

  1. %Preamble begins
  2. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book}
  3. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
  4. \usepackage{parskip}
  5. \usepackage{subscript}
  6. \usepackage[margin=2cm]{geometry}
  7. \usepackage{caption}
  8. \usepackage{graphicx}
  9. %Preamble ends
  11. \begin{document}
  12. This is an example.
  14. \bibliography{FirstLatexDoc_lib}
  15. \bibliographystyle{plain}
  16. \end{document}
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:31 pm

Very good minimal example. You just don't need to include unrelated packages, better omit them even if you normally load them.

You need to cite a reference, or use \nocite, to let references appear in the bibliography. For example, to print the whole bibliography, add

Otherwise only cited references appear. In this case, there are none, so the bibliography environment was empty.

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Postby WalidSaladin » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:33 am

Thank you for explaining this to me, Stefan_K.

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