- About BibTex
- How to Use BibTeX
- How to Use BibTeX with other Citation Managers
- How does it Compare?
- Ask a Librarian
BibTeX is a bibliographic software program that is used in conjunction with the LaTeX typesetting software. You can use BibTeX to organize your references and create a bibliography within a document created with LaTeX.
- BibTeX creates a bibliography file and each reference within the file is given a unique "key."
- References are added to LaTeX by pointing to those keys.
- References can be stored in any of the common citation managers and then output in a BibTeX format for addition to your BibTeX bibliography file.
How to Use BibTeX
Introductory BibTeX video This video introduces you to the basics of using BibTeX to add references to a paper being written in LaTeX.
How to use BibTeX with other Citation Managers
- MIT Libraries FAQ on using Zotero with LaTeX.
- UBC Guide to Mendeley & BibTeX
- UBC Guide to Endnote & BibTeX
How does it Compare?
Want to know how BibTeX compares to other citation managers? Review our citation manager chart.