## LaTeX forum ⇒ BibTeX, biblatex and biber ⇒ Undefined reference in Citing refworks refrences

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netman
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### Undefined reference in Citing refworks refrences

Hi

I am very new to latex and it is the first document I am creating with latex.
I am trying to cite the references I have from my refworks account.
1. I exported my references in .bib file -> references.bib
2. I added the following in my .tex file:

\begin{document} my text .... \cite{RefWorks:62} \bibliographystyle{alpha} \bibliography{references} \end{document}

3. here is what I have in references.bib:

@book{RefWorks:62,	author={A.M. Feldman},	year={1980},	title={Welfare Economics and Social Choice Theory},	publisher={Kluwer Academic},	address={Boston}}

After compiling the file, I receive:
Citation RefWorks:62' on page 1 undefined`

and there is [?] in my generated pdf

I followed the instruction I found about referencing refworks in Latex but i am not sure why references don't show up.

I will appreciate if you can help me.

Thanks
Last edited by cgnieder on Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Johannes_B
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You need to run/call bibtex on you main file (without extension). There will definitely be a button in your editor, but it is unknown to us.

Question mark instead of citation number
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

netman
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please forgive me if i did not understand you correctly.
I am using texmaker and after editing my file, i use the menu bar to build (tools/quick build) the file.
i assumed when i build the file, it will run the bib file as well.
is there any other step i should take in texmaker to run the bib file?

Johannes_B
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Go to tools and run BibTeX or press the F11 button on your keyboard.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.