[OS X TeX] Problems with Bibdesk using elsart.cls

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Oct 3 04:50:45 CEST 2004


I guess you got the start of your bibliography wrong; it should read

\bibliographystyle{natbib}
\bibliography{any_abbreviations_or_nothing,your_bibfile}

Only these two lines, nothing else.

Claus

On 03.10.2004, at 05:07, Lisa Schweitzer wrote:

> I am getting confused in TexShop about using  Bibdesk with elsart.cls 
> (this is the house class for Elsevier Science Publishers). I read 
> through how to do this, and I am wondering if I should be doing 
> something to my .aux files that I don't normally have to do in 
> TexShop.  I've never had any problems using Bibdesk before (with this 
> database file) , but the elsart  template suggests you to do the 
> following:
>
> ======
>
> % Bibliographic references with the natbib package:
> % Parenthetical: \citep{Bai92} produces (Bailyn 1992).
> % Textual: \citet{Bai95} produces Bailyn et al. (1995).
> % An affix and part of a reference:
> %   \citep[e.g.][Ch. 2]{Bar76}
> %   produces (e.g. Barnes et al. 1976, Ch. 2).
>
> \begin{thebibliography}{}
>
> % \bibitem[Names(Year)]{label} or \bibitem[Names(Year)Long 
> names]{label}.
> % (\harvarditem{Name}{Year}{label} is also supported.)
> % Text of bibliographic item
>
> \bibitem[]{}
>
> \end{thebibliography}
>
> ===========
>
> Easy enough, or so I thought.  I did go through the bibitem 
> rigamarole, but I am wondering what the point of having using the 
> natbib package if I have to re-type the citation data into the file 
> itself?  So I have:
>
> \section{References}
> \begin{thebibliogrpahy}
> \bibliographystyle{elsart-harv}
> \bibdata{bib1}
> \end{thebibliography}
>
> ===========
>
> But I am not having any luck. I get:
>
> This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c (Web2C 7.5.2)
> The top-level auxiliary file: template-harv.aux
> The style file: elsart-harv.bst
> I found no \bibdata command---while reading file template-harv.aux
> Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "bllrd.83"
> Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "bllrd.95"
> Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "cole.01"
> =========
> And so forth, for all my citation entries.
>
> I hope I've shown everything I need to in order to give you an idea.
>
> Lisa
>
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