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Q: How to add a URL to a LaTeX bibtex file?

This was originally posted as an answer to the question "How to add a URL to a LaTeX bibtex file?" on

To use url with a plain bibliography style you can use this format:

author = {author},
title = {Title of Citation},
year = {2010 (accessed December 7, 2014)}, 
howpublished = "\url{}"}

Additionally you need to add the url package


If you want to use the url attribute in you need to use natbib because standard bibstyles (such as plain) will not typeset the url key contents of the individual entries; it is required to use one of natbib’s own entries, e.g. plainnat.

For example

author = {Doe, Ringo},
title = {This is a test entry of type {@ONLINE}},
month = jun,
year = {2009},
url = {}

and the document



\title{BibTeX Website citatations with the \textsf{biblatex}~package}