Hi all, thank you very much for your quick and useful responses.
1. To cut the file in two did not make a difference. 2. I found a 'dodgy' reference in my list at "Wa..." (alphabetical order). After that was removed, everything worked fine:). @ Richard: Great hints. It must have been an illegal character, which I could not immediately identify when looking at that reference and it was not the first one that didn't appear. I will next time rather launch LyX from a terminal and I will try ASCII encoding, but have to see how I go with my special characters. Thank you for the kind offer of help. @ Uwe: I thank you very much for your relevant comment; and you are right. My list has resulted from the merger of a five year, multi-disciplinary project. So, yes, I won't need all of them and should have 'cleaned out earlier' for the sake of overview at least. And I do my best not to torture the reviewer with inadequate referencing, though I might have been quite thorough. @ Rainer: I would love to know that, too, how to identify non-ASCII characters in a bibtex file. Delighted that things have progressed thanks to you all and I learned s.th. again. Cheers, Birte On 1 December 2010 19:18, Uwe Stöhr <uwesto...@web.de> wrote: > Am 01.12.2010 14:00, schrieb Birte Schoettker: > > > However, the last times I tried to use my added bibliography in Lyx via >> "Insert> Citation" it has been missing all entries in my *.bib file or >> jabref library alphabetically onwards from Wi*** to Z. >> The number of my references in my library is 1898 (!). Is there a >> cut-off I am not aware off? >> > > That there is a cutoff is new to me. Does it help if you split your > bib-file into 2 files and include them both to LyX? > If not, does it help if you are using another citation style file (not > harvard)? > > ---- > Just for my curiosity: > > > Any help would be highly appreciated (my thesis is due in 4 weeks...yet >> again good timing, isn't it?:)). >> > > Respect! 1900s citation in one document is tough. Are you sure anybody > will/can have a look at so many citations? I mean its the duty of the > professors reviewing/supervising your thesis to look that the citations you > made are correct. This already a lot of work for 100 citations. How do they > do this for more than 1000? > > regards Uwe >