## Friday, December 07, 2007

### Rename bibliography title in Latex

Sometimes we need to rename the bibliography's title in Latex, for example, we want the title to be 'References'.


#### 51 comments:

1. Thank you!

2. thanks a lot.

3. and how does this work with report type documents?
greets

4. Use the second one to rename the title of report type documents.

5. Thanks!!

6. nice .... thanks

7. Gracias

8. Multumesc ! :)

9. U r a life saver !!

10. thank you so much from oz!

11. Bravo!!!!

12. It doesn't work for me, is there another way?

13. Handy little nugget, thanks.

14. thanks

15. Grazie mille!!!

16. In order to get this little trick working, I had to place the command after the preamble, and (right) before calling the bibliography.

1. Thanks, this sorted me out.

17. Ditto, it works for me placing the command just right before calling the bibliography.

Thanks.

18. Thanks a lot ...

19. Thanks

20. Thanks a lot for the tip!

But to make it work, I had to place it right before the bibliography commands and perform a full compilation (latex, bibtex, latex, latex).

1. Same here... thanks anyway.

2. Fixed it. Thanks...

21. Awesome! Thanks.

22. Thanks, and thanks to Alexander, his post should probably be reflected in the post.

23. thanks :)

24. man, you rock!!

25. thank you so much

26. Thank you!

27. thank you night walker!

28. and how do you make it appear as {New Title} in the Table of Contents for a report?

29. @Anonymous: \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{New Title}

e.g. with references.bib:

\renewcommand\bibname{New Title}
\bibliography{references}
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{New Title}

30. Thank you!

31. Saved me tons of work, thanks

32. Merci!

33. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

34. Great! Many thanks...

35. [my solution]
lyx: 2.0.2
doc class: report
cite style: natbib

on your bibliography page, put the cursor just before the 'BibTeX Generated Bibliography' text and press the 'insert TeX code' button (ctrl+l), and paste the below in to the red box:

\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}

when you preview, it will change the title 'Bibliography' to 'References' on that page AND in your table of contents page.

job done.

1. Thanks man. I was having this problem with the title of a natbib reference and your tip helped me a lot.

36. Great thank you :)

37. Thanks, it worked perfectly

38. I had to place it before the bibliography commands too. But it finally worked, thanks a lot!!

39. It works very well for my tesis, thanks a lot!

40. Thank You Very Much.......!!!!!!

41. Many thanks :). Kath L

42. Just wanted to say that over 6 years later, this post is still useful. Thank you!

43. Thats great, but how do I add a numbering as a chapter (using thebibliography not bibtex itself)? Any Ideas? I' ve tried so many things...