TeX, LaTeX, and BibTeX resources
Last update:
Wed Mar 3 14:56:26 2021
This site supplies links to locallywritten documents and
journal articles about TeX, LaTeX, and BibTeX, as well as
pointers to downloadable images and repository selection
for the annual TeX Live releases, and archives of related
free software.

25 years of TeX and METAFONT: Looking back and looking forward

Bibliographer's toolbox

Bibliography prettyprinting and syntax checking

Bibliography of publications about TeX

BibTeX meets relational databases

BibTeX Information and Tutorial

Brief introduction to TeX and LaTeX

Complete TUGboat Bibliography

Design of TeX and METAFONT: A retrospective

Extending TeX and METAFONT with floatingpoint arithmetic

Font family sampler

LaTeX Font Catalogue

LaTeX unofficial reference manual

A simple program whose proof isn't
[Donald Knuth's description of binary / decimal conversion in TeX]
doi:10.1007/9781461244769_28

Tips on indexing LaTeX documents

Typesetting and writing hints for theses and dissertations

Typesetting multilingual verbatim text with pdflatex

Typesetting multilingual text with lualatex and xelatex

University of Utah support for writing dissertations and theses in LaTeX [original]

University of Utah Department of Mathematics
support for writing dissertations and theses in LaTeX
[new and experimental, for use only by Mathematics students from Fall 2018]

TeX Live 2019
development site and ISOimage download links

Project Gutenberg Roget Thesaurus
(compendium of synonyms, useful when you need
reminding of prose alternatives)

BibNet Project
bibliography archive site, with about
200 author and subjectspecific
bibliographies, primarily about numerical mathematics
and about the pioneers of computer science and quantum
mechanics [almost 129,000 BibTeX
entries]

TeX User Group
bibliography archive site, with more than
900 journal and subjectspecific
bibliographies, covering the history of mathematics,
the history of physical sciences, numerical
mathematics, probability, statistics, and major areas
of computer science
[more than 1,260,000 BibTeX entries]

Software archives
for TeX, BibTeX, LaTeX, Emacs, and many others

Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN)
at http://tug.ctan.org/ (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
and http://ctan.tug.org/ (Heidelberg, Germany)

CTAN mirror list

TeX Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) List

TeX Live manual
(Englishlanguage edition; about ten other language
editions are available in any TeX Live installation)

TeX Live repository selection:
# display current repository
tlmgr repository list
# TeX Live development pretest
tlmgr option repository http://www.math.utah.edu/pub/texlive/tlpretest
# TeX Live master North American mirror in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
tlmgr option repository http://ctan.math.utah.edu/texarchive/systems/texlive/tlnet
# TeX Live worldwide master in Heidelberg, Germany
tlmgr option repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
# onetime repository change
tlmgr repository http://ctan.math.utah.edu/texarchive/systems/texlive/tlnet

TeX Live updating:
# update tlmgr software
tlmgr update self
# update all other TeX Live software
tlmgr update all

TeX Users Group

To find the name of an unknown mathematical symbol,
visit the
detexify
Web site, where you can draw the symbol, and find
its TeX name, and the package(s) that define(s) it.
Comments and questions about this site, its documents, and
its software, may be directed to their
author via
email to
beebe@math.utah.edu.