# How to create a numbered list of references when using verbose-trad1 style with the biblatex package?

I am using the biblatex package in the verbose-trad1 style.

When generating a bibliography at the end of my chapter, all references are listed in alphabetical author, but they are NOT numbered.

Is there a way to have all references numbered? That way, the readers would also have an idea of the number of references in the bibliography.

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Thank you for this information Guido. I'll keep it in mind for the future. – user27894 Mar 24 '13 at 13:03

There are different commands for biblatex to have different styles for citations and the bibliography. For example you can have

``````\usepackage[
bibstyle=numeric,         % Style for bibliography list. It will be numeric.
sorting=none,             % The citations will be listed in the order of appearance
backend=biber             % This is not necessary for newer versions of biblatex as
% it is the default, but it certainly helps to keep things
% explicit.
]{biblatex}
``````

For different sorting schemes refer to the p.52 of Biblatex guide.

I guess, that there are also several somewhat related questions on TeX.SX:

Maybe these will be helpful as well.

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Making a distinction between citestyle and bibstyle in my preamble indeed helped to generate a numbered reference list. However, due to numeric style now chosen, it also removed the dashes that were normally used to replace recurrent authors/editors in the bibliography, thus visually grouping items by the same author or editor. I have tried to re-enable this feature by adding dashed=true in my preamble, but this did not work. Any ideas? – user27894 Mar 24 '13 at 14:26
As far as I understand, the `dashed` option is available only for `verbose`, `authoryear` and `authortitle` styles. Currently, I do not have any suggestions how to solve the problem. Either way, why do you need to number your citations in the bibliography list? – gns-ank Mar 24 '13 at 15:21