BibTeX Entry types
BibTeX can support the following types of entries:
Scientific articles are stored with the article type in the .bib file. The required fields for this storage are author, title, journal, year, and volume. Number, pages, month DOI annotation, and key are all optional fields. In the bibliography, these fields will appear as follows:
If you want to cite a book in LaTeX, the @book BibTeX reference type is the one you need. This guide will show you how to format your BibTeX entry for a book citation. We will also provide some examples to see how it should be done. Let's get started!
There are a variety of entry types in BibTeX, and sometimes you will come across a source that doesn't quite match any of the predefined types. In these cases, you can use the misc type. This type is for anything that doesn't fit into one of the other categories. This could be pieces of music or lecture slides, but mostly it is to cite web pages. These unsupported source types are created with workaround fields from note and howpublished. If you frequently cite source types not supported by BibTex, you should look at BibLaTex, which offers a superset in terms of fields and types.