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## how to make a compact bibliography in latex

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