# [texhax] Bibliograph

Robert Sherry rsherry8 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 29 23:03:29 CET 2004

```    I am trying to write a paper using LaTeX and BibTex for the
Bibliography. I
understand that I need to create a .bib file, which I have done. I also
understand
that I need a statement like:
\bibliographstyle{plain}
in the preamble of my document which I have. I also have the statement:
\bibliography{t1}
in my document. The name of my bib file is t1.bib I do not get a
bibliography just the word References in bold in the LaTeX output. It does
give the following error
message:

LaTeX Warning: Empty `thebibliography' environment on input line 3.

The file t1.bib has a single entry in it. I am thinking that the problem is
that I
do not have any \cite comments. I feel badly confused. I am hoping somebody
can tell me what I am missing. Also, it would help if somebody could provide
me a simple LaTeX file with a bibliography that does work.

Robert Sherry

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