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Learning LaTeX and using LyX. I'm using BibTeX and natbib.sty for citing. Which .bst is the best for Harvard bibliographies? elsearticle-harv.bst is the closest one I have come across. I have tried to tweak various .bst files for my purposes but it was really not intuitive.

But there are no parentheses around the published year and no separation (e.g. "," or ":") between the title and the volume and number information. I would also prefer Vol. and No. before the respective information but it's not a priority.

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You might find that this answers your question: tex.stackexchange.com/q/3730 – Seamus Jul 12 '11 at 11:12
@Seamus Thanks for your link! APA-style is nice and very similar to bibliographies made in Harvard-style. But there's, unfortunately, not any answer to my question there, still looking for a .bst-file created with Harvard-style in mind and working with Natbib. – socialli Jul 12 '11 at 11:56
The answers below the top one actually mention the solutions in my answer, so I still think this is a duplicate. What is wrong with the harvard style on CTAN? – Seamus Jul 12 '11 at 12:44
Harvard.bst does not work with Natbib included in my Lyx-install. – socialli Jul 12 '11 at 19:55
'Harvard' style is not a single bibliography style, it's a general idea (author-date). So you will need to point to an example of exactly the style you are after. – Joseph Wright Nov 27 '11 at 7:45
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If none of the answers here help, there is always the harvard style on CTAN.

Otherwise I suggest you look into using makebst to generate a .bst that behaves as you would like.

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Thanks @Seamus, makebst is a very good alternative, but there is a high learning curve for beginners (like me), to get a desired result. – socialli Jul 14 '11 at 22:40
@socialli I don't think there's a high learning curve: all makebst does is ask you a bunch of straightforward questions about how you'd like your bibliography to look. – Seamus Jul 15 '11 at 10:48
i have the same problem, so i used makebst, but my bst still dont work, it gives me a ? in the main text, where i put \cite and none reference at the end. someone can help me? thanks – user11954 Feb 21 '12 at 12:47
@kah Does this question help? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/45132/… Also, is the .bst file somewhere that's visible to TeX? – Seamus Feb 21 '12 at 15:14

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