Disappearing Bibliography


I am just about finished writing my dissertation, all of which has been composed in a google doc and for which I have used the paperpile add on to format my sources. Overall I absolutely love the add on, it is so easy to use its wonderful. However, I find it to be a bit quirky. It often tells me that it cannot connect to the document and often times seems to add a duplicate bibliography at the end of the document (even though it already has one!).

However, now I am in real trouble as my entire bibliography has disappeared! The in text citations sitll exist and the links are still there but I cant seem to get the bibliography to come back.

Please help! There must be a simple fix that im just somehow missing. I am days away from submitting my dissertation and I have lost my entire bibliography. Is there a trick to fix it?


In principle, you can delete your bibliography at any time and re-create it by clicking “Update citations and bibliography”.

Can you delete all remnants of an earlier bibliography and try again?

If that does not work, there might be a problem with creating the bibliography, in which case we would need more information what error you get.