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for my thesis proposal, i’ve tried to reduce the volume of space my bibliography takes up as much as possible.  here are some of the strategies i’ve employed: use single-spacing, make the font small, and make the citations print in two-column style:

\begin{singlespace}
\begin{footnotesize}
\begin{twocolumn}
\bibliography{main}
\bibliographystyle{unsrtnat}
\end{twocolumn}
\end{footnotesize}
\end{singlespace}


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3 Responses to “how to make a compact bibliography in latex”

  1. on 22 Apr 2010 at 11:05 pm Doug

    I like this a lot! Writing my own thesis in LaTeX right now and this makes the bibliography look great. I do have one problem though, my appendix (which is after the bibliography) is now also in a two-column format. Any ideas?

  2. on 01 Sep 2010 at 6:54 am Chien

    Nice, that is quite correct. But not exactly for Unix, where letter case matters. \begin{SingleSpace} and \end{SingleSpace} would be better and work for both Unix and Windows.

  3. on 21 Feb 2011 at 12:16 pm Praveen Mayakar

    @doug, Use \begin{onecolumn} and \end{onecolumn} where you define the appendix as a chapter. Something like this.

    \begin{onecolumn}
    \chapter{Appendix title}
    \label{apdx:somelabel}
    \end{onecolumn}

    Hope it helps

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