Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reordering latex bibliography citation in the order of usage or appearance in text

Use the IEEEtran bst file as the bibliography style file to achieve this. This can be done by using the following command:

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}

before calling the \bibliography{} directive.

Also remember that you will need to re-create the .aux file by running latex (with the above command in place), and then run the bibtex command if you are changing from a previous bibliography style like abbrv. The changes will be visible when you run latex again after you have done the previous step. Also, make sure the latex directory contains the bibliography style file.