If you’re using the
unsrt bibliography style, you’re
expecting that your bibliography will not be sorted, but that
the entries will appear in the order that they first appeared in your
However, if you’re unfortunate enough to need a citation in a section
title, and you also have a table of contents, the citations that now
appear in the table of contents will upset the “natural” ordering
produced by the
unsrt style. Similarly, if you have
citations in captions, and have a list of figures (or tables).
There’s a pretty simple “manual” method for dealing with the problem — when you have the document stable:
auxfile, and any of
Which is indeed simple, but it’s going to get tedious when you’ve found errors in your “stable” version, often enough.
notoccite avoids the kerfuffle, and suppresses
citations while in the table of contents, or lists of figures, tables
(or other floating things: the code is quite general).