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When I reference some work, currently I get something like (Jimmy and Tan, 2003). I want an updated \citep where I can use (e.g., Jimmy and Tan, 2003). I should be able to call either the earlier reference such as, (Jimmy and Tan, 2003), or the updated citation (e.g., Jimmy and Tan, 2003) at will. How can I achieve that? Thanks.

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As you mention \citep I assume you use natbib, the cite package doesn't define that. –  Torbjørn T. Mar 19 at 10:01
    
yes I am using that. The solution works. Thanks. –  Sumit Mar 19 at 10:15
    
Glad to hear it. Note that you can mark questions as solved by accepting the most helpful answer. This is done by clicking the checkmark next to the answer. –  Torbjørn T. Mar 19 at 10:18

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You can add prenotes and postnotes to the site with the optional arguments:

\citep{dude}
\citep[p. 42]{dude}
\citep[e.g.][]{dude}

See page 7 in natbibs manual.

When using only one optional argument (one pair of []), that becomes a postnote, when using two the first one is a prenote, the second a postnote.

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