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Sphinx extension for bibtex style references.

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The sphinxcontrib-bibtex extension allows bibtex references to be inserted into your documentation. The extension adds a bibliography directive, and a cite role, which work similarly to LaTeX’s \bibliography and \cite commands.

author:Matthias C. M. Troffaes <>
license:BSD, see LICENSE.rst for details

Inspired by bibstuff.sphinxext.bibref by Matthew Brett.


Install the module with pip install sphinxcontrib-bibtex, or from source using python install. Then add:

extensions = ['sphinxcontrib.bibtex']

to your project’s Sphinx configuration file

Minimal Example

In your project’s documentation, you can then write for instance:

See :cite:`1987:nelson` for an introduction to non-standard analysis.

.. bibliography:: refs.bib

where refs.bib would contain an entry:

  author = {Edward Nelson},
  title = {Radically Elementary Probability Theory},
  publisher = {Princeton University Press},
  year = {1977},
  series = {Annals of Mathematical Studies}

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