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Problem with Citation

Postby Knallberto » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 pm


I am rather new to Latex and Bibtex and trying to create my first document. I habe a *.bib file including two references. When I cite the second one it works perfectly fine, but when I put in the first one (in the same place) I get an error message
Citation `frid2019' on page \thepage undefined').

I am using \bibliographystyle{abbrv}
Here is the content of my bib file:

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  1. @article{frid2019,
  2. title = {Accessible Digital Musical Instruments—A Review of Musical Interfaces in Inclusive Music Practice},
  3. author = {Frid, Emma},
  4. journal = {Multimodal Technologies and Interaction},
  5. volume = {3},
  6. number = {57},
  7. pages = {20},
  8. year = {2019},
  9. publisher = {Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute}
  10. }
  12. @inproceedings{ablatherwick2017,
  13. title = {Design Considerations for Instruments for Users with Complex Needs in SEN Settings},
  14. author = {Blatherwick, Asha and Woodbury, Luke and Davis, Tom},
  15. booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
  16. address = {Copenhagen, Denmark},
  17. publisher = {Aalborg University Copenhagen},
  18. url = {},
  19. year = {2017},
  20. pages = {216--221}
  21. }

What am I doing wrong?

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Postby Johannes_B » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:11 am

Can you provide a minimal working example? Just seeing the bib entries isn't really that helpful.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:10 am

Welcome to the forum!

Yes, some real code would be good to see, to check what happens. You can also post the .blg log file here, as attachment to a post. The attachment link is below the text edit field, when writing a post.

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Postby Knallberto » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:07 am

Thanks for your answers. I fixed the problem: It was about the UTF-8 compatibility. There was a hyphen in the online bib tex source (the one in the first bibtex entry) that was not supported, I just put in a 'normal' one and now it is working.

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