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LaTeX using the collaborative cloud editing platform Overleaf, with a focus on long form documents (theses and dissertations)

Reference Managers & Overleaf

Resources for managing references with BibTeX and Overleaf.

Creating & Managing Bibliographies with BibTeX

Creating & Managing Bibliographies with BibTeX on Overleaf

LEARN HOW TO create and manage bibliographies using BibTeX on Overleaf by reading this article by Overleaf TeXpert, Lian Tze, that pulls together all the threads relating to citations, references and bibliographies, as well as how Overleaf and related tools can help you manage your references.

Linking Reference Managers

How to Include a Bibliography Using BibTeX

This is video #9 in a series of twenty one by Dr Vincent Knight of Cardiff University.


BibTeX is a file format used for lists of references for LaTeX documents. Many citation management tools support the ability to export and import lists of references in .bib format. Some reference management tools can generate BibTeX files of your library or folders for use in your LaTeX documents.

Find list of BibTeX styles available on Overleaf here

View a video tutorial on how to include a bibliography using BibTeX here


Using RefWorks with Overleaf


Using EndNote with Overleaf


Using Edifix to convert unstructured bibliographies to BibTeX

Edifix is a parsing system to analyze references and create structured data from unstructured, plain text bibliographies. It converts your reference list into a variety of formats, including BibTeX. Edifix can also link your cited sources to Crossref and PubMed.

Set up an account on Edifix.

Detailed instructions from the Overleaf blog on how to use Edifix with Overleaf.

Link your ORCiD ID

Link your ORCiD account to your Overleaf account.