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Using chapterbib for bibliographies for each chapter, how do I change the configuration file of chapterbib to make the numbers on my output file look as superscript (smaller size I want). Anyone got any idea?

Example :

This is some text taken from a reference[2], and this is how latex makes it look. [2], reference X by …..

This is some text taken from a reference\superscript[2], and this is how I want it to look like.

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Welcome to TeX.SE! Have you considered loading the natbib citation management package with the super option, i.e., employing the instruction \usepackage[super]{natbib}? – Mico Apr 16 '13 at 14:50
I had not, but i just tried it and it works, thanks. Except that i have also footnotes which now look just like the bibliography links, is there a way to put the superscript between brackets? – M.A.C Apr 16 '13 at 15:00
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To force citation callouts to be typeset in superscript numeric mode, with square brackets surrounding the callout, load the natbib package with both the super and square options:


Of course, this presupposes that you're using a bibliography style that's compatible with numeric-style citations. Many of the "standard" bibliography styles are, fortunately, compatible with this citation mode

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This works, apparently if i had read the natbib documentation i would have known my answer without having to bother you. Thank you very much, it is what i was looking for. – M.A.C Apr 16 '13 at 15:21

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