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arjaan93
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Error when implementing bibtex

Postby arjaan93 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:39 pm

Dear all,

I implemented a bibliography in my first Latex report with the help of some Youtube videos but everytime I run it I get an error.The strange thing is that I can make PDF from my report fine and citing works as well. Still I want to get rid of the error messages.

Error message: 'Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.See' But there is nothing wrong with my itemize list. When I remove the itemize list in question the error is about another itemize list. The logfile is in the attachment.

This is all I implemented in order to get the bibliography right.

  1. \documentclass[11pt]{article}
  2. \usepackage[rightcaption]{sidecap}%nodig voor verwijzingen
  3. \usepackage[numbers,sort&compress]{natbib}
  4. \begin{document}
  5.  
  6.  
  7. \section{References}
  8. \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}% or plain \ IEEEtran \ unsrt
  9. \renewcommand{\refname}{}
  10. \bibliography{bib}
  11. \end{document}


The bib file looks like this:

  1. 5 Encoding: UTF-8
  2.  
  3. @Misc{helipad,
  4. howpublished = {http://nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/appeals/emergency-care/}
  5. }
  6.  
  7. @Misc{HSE,
  8. howpublished = {http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/basics.htm}
  9. }
  10.  
  11. @Misc{safetymanual,
  12. howpublished = {http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~pczsw/SAFETY/OrgManual13.pdf}
  13. }
  14.  
  15. @Misc{safetywebsite,
  16. howpublished = {http://nottingham.ac.uk/~pczsw/SAFETY/index_files/Page497.htm}
  17. }


Anyone any suggestions?
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Johannes_B
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Postby Johannes_B » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:08 pm

This cannot be reproduced, the example shows another error. The given logfile does not match the example given.

Please test your examples and provide us with the information we need.

Please ask your advisor for advice on online entries. You cannot cite stuff that way (LaTeX doesn't care at all, but academically you cannot).
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby arjaan93 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:47 pm

Thanks for the reply. I am currently in the process of making it academically acceptable but wanted to get rid of the errors first. I changed my bib file now and made a shorter version of my report. The whole thing can be ran completely from the zip file I attached. The file in question is forum2.tex

The error that keeps coming up is: "missing \item in an itemize list" but there is nothing wrong with the list as you can see in the file.

I hope this is more useful

Arjaan
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Postby Johannes_B » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:08 pm

  1. \documentclass[11pt]{article}
  2. \begin{document}
  3. \section{INFO}
  4. \begin{flushleft}%voorkomt de indent van nieuwe paragraaf
  5. \subsection{Chemistry}
  6. Some text
  7.  
  8. \begin{itemize}
  9. \item Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  10. \item Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy
  11. \item Chemical and Structural Biology
  12. \item Sustainable Synthesis and Catalysis
  13. \item Functional Materials and Nano-sciences
  14. \end{itemize}
  15. \end{flushleft}%voorkomt de indent van nieuwe paragraaf
  16. \end{document}


That has nothing to do with your bibliography. Use \raggedright instead of the flushleft environment.
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arjaan93
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Postby arjaan93 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:46 pm

Wow John,

This solved it! Thank you for the quick response!


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