# [texhax] bibtex @incollection issue

Alex Scorpan scorpan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 00:28:10 CEST 2006

> @incollection{SEoP_Kuhn,
> 	author = "Alexander Bird",
> 	title = "Thomas Kuhn",
> 	booktitle = "Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy"}
>
> Alexander Bird. Thomas kuhn. In \emph{Stanford Encyclopedia of
> Philosophy}.

First off, surround the mid-title capitals in braces, so that they
don't get lowercased.
For example,
title="Thomas {K}uhn"
will at least lead to
Alexander Bird. Thomas Kuhn. In \emph{Stanford Encyclopedia of
Philosophy}.
A small step forward.

The .bib file is just a database with not much to do with the styling
of the output.  Putting K in braces at least allows the database to
produce a slightly better result no matter the styling.

The rest is a matter of the bibliography style, called in your source by
\bibliographystyle{foobar}
and encoded in a file somewhere in your system called
foobar.bst
This is the file that controls everything (including the automatic
lowercasing of K) and where everything can be changed and restyled,
and could lead to any outputs, including the garish
\textbf{Alexander Bird:} \textsc{"Thomas Kuhn".} Published in \textit
{Stanford...
But that's a whole other can of worms.

Fastest solution, you could change the bibliography style to some
other style that already does what you want.  That could save you
from doing the {K}-thing as well.  I'm sure others on the list will
have suggestions.

Alex