Pandoc can automatically generate citations and a bibliography in a number of styles (using Andrea Rossato's
hs-citeproc). In order to use this feature, you will need a bibliographic database in one of the following formats:
.bib can generally be used with both BibTeX and BibLaTeX files, but you can use
.bibtex to force BibTeX.
You will need to specify the bibliography file using the
--bibliography command-line option (which may be repeated if you have several bibliographies).
By default, pandoc will use a Chicago author-date format for citations and references. To use another style, you will need to use the
--csl option to specify a CSL 1.0 style file. A primer on creating and modifying CSL styles can be found at http://citationstyles.org/downloads/primer.html. A repository of CSL styles can be found at https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles. See also http://zotero.org/styles for easy browsing.
Citations go inside square brackets and are separated by semicolons. Each citation must have a key, composed of '@' + the citation identifier from the database, and may optionally have a prefix, a locator, and a suffix. Here are some examples:
Blah blah [see @doe99, pp. 33-35; also @smith04, ch. 1]. Blah blah [@doe99, pp. 33-35, 38-39 and *passim*]. Blah blah [@smith04; @doe99].
A minus sign (
-) before the
@ will suppress mention of the author in the citation. This can be useful when the author is already mentioned in the text:
Smith says blah [-@smith04].
You can also write an in-text citation, as follows:
@smith04 says blah. @smith04 [p. 33] says blah.
If the style calls for a list of works cited, it will be placed at the end of the document. Normally, you will want to end your document with an appropriate header:
last paragraph... # References
The bibliography will be inserted after this header.