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multiple bibliographies

Postby alicehs » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:02 pm


I have quite a specific request. I am writing a manual using LaTeX (article class) and have a main file (called main.tex) from which all sections and subsections are \input from separate *.tex files.

What I would like to have is a bibliography at the end of each Section containing all the refernces in all the subsections contained within it. Preferably listed by subsection. I would also like a complete bibliography listed alphabetically at the end of the whole document.

I have tried looking into the 'chapterbib' and 'bibunits' usepackages, but cannot see how I can have only one bibliography at the end of each Section, despite including several \input files as subsections. I also only want to use one .bib file otherwise I cannot use the same references in different sections. Any ideas...?


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Postby localghost » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:29 pm

Perhaps the multibib package will do.

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Postby alicehs » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:05 pm

I did look at the multibibs package but I have a couple of reservations:

1) using numerical refrencing gets confused. Especially if you have the same references appearing in two different sections. True?
2) the document needs to be easily editeable by multiple authors. Anything like having to remember different \bibcite commands for different sections adds complexity I'd rather avoid because mistakes mounup and soon you have an unuseable document.

Thanks for the pointer though. I'm not even sure if what I want is possible!

Think maybe I'm just being picky and should settle for a slight reorganisation so that 'chapterbib' will work as I want it too. Do you know if I use \input{subsection.tex} from a section.tex file, and then in the main.tex file use \include{section.tex}, whether 'chapterbib' will pick up on the citations in the subsections?

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