[Tex/LaTex] How to make the BibTeX reference list visible in a LaTeX document

bibliographies

Im very new at LaTeX and I would appreciate some help solving this problem. I have created a BibTeX file containing all references to a document. In this text file BibTeX items are inserted and no other text are written, for instance @article{…}. When I call for this bib file from the main.tex file I use the commands:

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{thebibliography}

Now to my question. All i get when I compile this main.tex is the title (bibliography) for this chapter, otherwise the textfield is blank. Is this error occurring because I should write anything in the bib file or have I missed any lines in the main.tex file.

Best Answer

If you want everything included, you can use

\nocite{*}