# [OS X TeX] \include does not work within \begin{thebibliography}

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Jan 4 13:45:29 CET 2013

Using bibtex is very simple once you have a .bib file containing the superset of references you want to cite from. Assuming that this is the case enter the commands

\bibliographystyle{hamsplain}
\bibliography{mrabbrev,publications}

at the end of your source document, or wherever the bibliography should appear. In the example above the style "hamsplain" and the .bib file "publications.bib" are used. In case of applying the chicago style it might be necessary to also load a corresponding package, but I am sure you are already aware of that.

Claus

On Jan 4, 2013, at 4:57, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at Shaw.ca> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> May I  wish everyone a prosperous and healthy experience in 2013 and many thanks for the very useful messages that appear on this mailing list.
>
> As my bibliography  keeps lengthening, I thought it would be possible to 'include' it using the lines
> +++++
> \backmatter
>
> \begin{thebibliography}{99}
> \include{MathBiblio}
> \end{thebibliography}
> +++++
> where the file MathBiblio.tex would hang from the directory that my master/root file hangs. In other words, if the master/root file is
>
> ~/Documents/NewDoc/NewDocRoot.tex
>
> then the biblio file is:
>
> ~/Documents/NewDoc/MathBiblio.tex
>
> The file MathBiblio.tex contains my usual \bibitem guys and its first line reads
>
> % !TEX root=NewDocRoot.tex
>
> Also, MathBiblio.tex does not contain the line
>
> 	\begin{thebibliography}{99}		nor 		\end{thebibliography}
>
> but it does close with the line	\endinput. In other words, it consists of just \bibitems and comment lines.
>
> But the code listed above -- marked with +++++ -- does not work. It produces a page which is entitled 'Bibliography', in a large font size (as expected), but no bibliographic entries appear; i.e., I get a blank bibliography.
>
> I've read Geroge Gaetzer's chapter on using BibTeX but I don't want to go that route since the examples of 'styles' that he presents are precisely those I wish to avoid. Despite the advice from the BibTeX document -- obtained from  the Terminal with 'texdoc bibtex' -- I prefer to use the Chicago Manual of Style where something like
>
> 	[author, year]
>
> appears when the relevant \cite{...} command is used.
>
> So, can I conclude that to use my preferred style, it will be necessary to simply enter the relevant \bibitems as I have been doing in the past? Maybe there is a trick or package out there!
>
>
> Don Green Dragon
> fergdc at Shaw.ca
>
>
>
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