Latex Bibliography Style Plain Urlm

BibTeX: How to cite a website

With the increasing importance of the internet for scientific research, need increases for properly citing online resources. Unfortunately, when the main LaTeX citation machinery BibTeX was created, this was not to be foreseen; this is why there is to date no canonical way to cite, say, a website. Different workarounds have emerged, using for example some trickery with the type (see below), but the right way™ hasn't been found yet.

This could change with the advent of biblatex. Its new entry type is supposed to contain references to web resources and doesn't give room for confusion anymore.

With the BibTeX entry

and the LaTeX file

one gets a nicely typeset list of references.

Note that there are plenty of more options and entry types in the biblatex package, such as (the currently unused) and .

Because of its supposedly large impact on the (La)TeX community, the author of biblatex still declares the package as 'beta' which is why it is not included in TeXlive, for example. Should you for this or some other reason be unable to install biblatex, there are (inferior) alternatives to use for URL citations in a reference list.


Using the natbib package

The natbib package extends the functionality of regular bibtex to a certain degree, and allows for website citations as well. There is no specific entry type for online resources, but , , and work quite well.

Note that standard bibstyles (such as ) will not typeset the key contents of the individual entries; it is required to use one of natbib's own entries, e.g. .

Using the url package

The most elemental way to include web references is via the key of the entry. Use


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Bibliography Style and URL Problem

Postby anis_huq » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:46 am

I have the following entry in my Bibliography.

When I use , I see the following in the subsequent .pdf:

Why am I not seeing the URL?

When I use , (I am forced to use "acm") I see the following in the subsequent .pdf:

You see that commas are put within one names and still no URL. What am I doing wrong? How can I fix this?
  1. author = {V. Fuller and D. Farinacci and D. Meyer and D. Lewis},
  2. organization = {Internet Engineering Task Force},
  3. series = {Request for Comments},
  4. title = {LISP Alternative Topology (LISP+ALT)},
  5. url = {},
Last edited by Stefan Kottwitz on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby justdeath » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi to the forum.

But google is your friend: ... ibtex-file

Since I am nice:

And add \usepackage{url} in the preamble.

  1. author = {V. Fuller and D. Farinacci and D. Meyer and D. Lewis},
  2. organization = {Internet Engineering Task Force},
  3. series = {Request for Comments},
  4. title = {LISP Alternative Topology (LISP+ALT)},
  5. howpublished = {\url{}},
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Postby manpreet9112 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:45 pm

I am facing a problem in bibliography. I used @Electronic created by jabref. And used [authoryear]{natbib} package and bibliography style is {unsrtnat}. But I am unable to cite fields from @Electronic. @book and @article works well. Here is .bib file.

Whenever I write \cite{2015}, it shows 201(2015) in place of \cite{2015}. What I do?
  1. Title = {India loses Rs 2 trillion annually to corrosion of infrastructure: Government” Sep 3, 2015, The Economic Times},
  2. Url = {},
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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:27 pm

Can you open up a new thread for that? We have space for millions of questions, dealing with one problem per thread keeps the place tidy and clean.

A minimal working example including a working and non-working entry woul be nice.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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