# \bibentry with \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}

by Joao Alberto   Last Updated September 11, 2019 17:23 PM

I'm trying to use \bibentry{} with \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} but without success until now. A MWE follows.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside,openright]{book}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[left=30mm,right=20mm,top=25mm,bottom=25mm]{geometry}
\usepackage[main=english,french,brazil]{babel}
\usepackage[bookmarks]{hyperref}
\usepackage[retainorgcmds]{IEEEtrantools}
\usepackage{bibentry} % place bibliographic entries anywhere in the text of a document
\nobibliography*

\usepackage{filecontents} % enables read data from an external file

\begin{filecontents}{thesis.bib}

@ieeetranbstctl{BSTcontrol,
CTLdash_repeated_names = {no},
CTLuse_alt_spacing = {no}}

note = {accessed on: 2019-09-11}
}

@inproceedings{ref2,
title = {Title article},
language = {en},
booktitle = {Conference},
publisher = {IEEE},
author = {surname, forename},
month = dec,
year = {2018},
pages = {1--4},
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

\bstctlcite{BSTcontrol} % activate the IEEEtran controls.

Bibliography entry:

\begin{itemize}
\item \bibentry{ref2}
\end{itemize}

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
%\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{thesis}

\end{document}


In https://nw360.blogspot.com/2012/05/latex-bibentry-package-and-ieee.html, the author explains how the bibentry package can work with the IEEE bibliography style. However the explained procedure did not work for me.

Before this, I verified that MWE works with the \bibliographystyle{plain}. I also thought that there was some issue with the url fields, but I am not sure about this.

In the MWE, I get Undefined control sequence errors, but at my original work, I also get Paragraph ended before \BR@c@bibitem was complete error.

If I comment the \nobibliography* line, the document compiles, but the \bibentry{} command outputs nothing. Actually, I tried several things, but this was the best I could obtain. Does anyone know what is the real problem and how to put this to work?

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