Can you use the IEEEtran BibTeX bibliography style in Overleaf?

The answer is yes! The IEEEtran bibliography style is one of many built-in styles in Overleaf. Use this style by typing \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} in your tex-document, or use the following example for a new document on Overleaf:

  \title{A LaTeX example of BibTeX references using
          the IEEEtran bibliography style.}
  \author{John Smith}
  Recent studies have shown that LaTeX is an excellent
  tool for creating scholarly documents cite{Smith2023}.

  \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} % here load IEEEtran.bst

BibTeX is a powerful bibliographic tool used to create bibliographies in LaTeX documents. It is one of the most widely used bibliography tools and supports many different bibliography styles and citation formats.

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While Overleaf does not currently support all bibliography styles compatible with BibTeX, many bibliography styles are included in the bibtex bibliography style library. These bibliography styles include APA, IEEE, CSE, and Chicago citation formats. You can also use custom bibliography styles by creating your bibtex bibliography format file or importing one from another source.

Whether using BibTeX on your own or through Overleaf, it is an essential tool for creating bibliographies in scientific and technical documents. To learn more about bibliography management with bibtex and Overleaf, visit or our docs!

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