BiBTeX not showing references entries in the latex document

While working on my bachelor thesis I came across the challenge of having to reference all papers I used as references. For this, I used BibTex as it was a requirement. I had completed the whole BibTeX file and added a reference section in my latex document. However, I did not see a single entry in the reference section. I used to think that the problem was in the BibTeX file and tried changing all parameters, but nothing seemed to help. The actual problem was that I still had not cited any of the papers in my document. Only after adding a citation the paper references will be shown in the references section.
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