# [texhax] Referencing from dbase

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Mon May 14 02:55:53 CEST 2007

Thabo,

There is a stepwise process to undergo when you are using bibtex. I would
suggest you get this pdf, Taming the Beast from
ftp://cam.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/bibtex/tamethebeast/ttb_en.pdf

Read p10 for instructions on how to generate your citations and reference list.

The remainder of the document is fiull with useful and important information

Alan

Thabo Gopane wrote:
> Dear Tug
>
> \document{customized_template}, from the internet for writing an article.  I
> think this is called a style file. It was installed and compiling fine. A
> small but disempowering impediment is that, the template uses the literature
> referencing from within tex like, \begin{thebibliography} ..ref1, ..refn
> \end{thebibliograph}. I already have all the literature in the compatible
> bibtex dbase. So I want to reference the literature from the same like,
> \cite{Gop98}.  Please guide me on what instructions I am to give Latex, so I
> may reference directly from the bibtex dbase.
>