# “References” section in a CV

By "References", I mean the recommendation letter writers, For example, the VERY bottom of this CV, http://pages.uoregon.edu/bwebster/NSA-CV.pdf with 4 people.

Can someone point to a CV template with this "references" section? Or maybe what functions should I use to make such effect? (with 2 people on parallel blocks) I find plenty of CV templates online, but none of them has this part.

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 I don't use any specific CV template, but you can achieve this effect easily with a simple tabular environment, or the multicols package. – Alan Munn Nov 15 '11 at 3:25 I use moderncv. If you navigate to this page you will see a link for examples. Moderncv allows for various types of typeset formatting. You may view my choice of including references here. Recently, there was a post on this forum for adding a timeline to the dates. You might do a search in this forum for other comments about moderncv. – Tom Price Nov 15 '11 at 3:32 As I assume the CV you're linking to is your own, I suggest you insert the relevant part of it in your question as a picture, so users can see immediately what you are/were looking for. – doncherry Nov 15 '11 at 18:58

I recommend a mixture of minipages and tabular. For example:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage{marvosym} % For cool symbols.
\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}

\begin{tabular}{lr}
% Referee 1
\begin{minipage}[t]{2.5in}
Prof.\ X Y\\
Place A\\
Location B\\
Country and Postcode\\
\Telefon\ +00 1 234 5678\\
\Letter\ \href{mailto:X@A.ac.jp}{X\textrm{@}A.ac.jp}
\end{minipage}
&
% Referee 2
\begin{minipage}[t]{2.5in}
Prof.\ X Y\\
Place A\\
Location B\\
Country and Postcode\\
\Telefon\ +00 1 234 5678\\
\Letter\ \href{mailto:X@A.ac.jp}{X\textrm{@}A.ac.jp}
\end{minipage}
\\
\\ % Additional newline for spacing.
% Referee 3
\begin{minipage}[t]{2.5in}
Prof.\ X Y\\
Place A\\
Location B\\
Country and Postcode\\
\Telefon\ +00 1 234 5678\\
\Letter\ \href{mailto:X@A.ac.jp}{X\textrm{@}A.ac.jp}
\end{minipage}
\end{tabular}

\end{document}


Each referee lives in a minipage, and these are arranged in a tabular environment.

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Seriously, someone voted me down for this? Could you at least leave a comment? – Mark S. Everitt Nov 15 '11 at 6:13
@mark-s-everitt This was an accident: I used a cell phone, and missed the keys. To the poster: sorry, but I corrected the mistake as soon as I saw it. Please see also meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1985/… – Boris Nov 15 '11 at 15:45
Ah, ok. I thought someone had a problem with the answer. – Mark S. Everitt Nov 15 '11 at 23:23

Using bits and pieces from moderncv.cls, I put together and new entry type \cvdoublecolumn and a macro \cvreference. They will allow you to typeset your references like in your example, using the CV document class moderncv. If you're not familiar with moderncv, there's a big example file showing a lot of possibilities.

\documentclass{moderncv}

\firstname{John}
\familyname{Doe}

% Define \cvdoublecolumn, which sets its arguments in two columns without any labels

\newcommand{\cvdoublecolumn}[2]{%
\cvline[0.75em]{}{%
\begin{minipage}[t]{\listdoubleitemmaincolumnwidth}#1\end{minipage}%
\hfill%
\begin{minipage}[t]{\listdoubleitemmaincolumnwidth}#2\end{minipage}%
}%
}

% Everything but the name is optional
% If \addresssymbol, \emailsymbol or \phonesymbol are specified, they will be used.
% (Per default, \addresssymbol isn't specified, the other two are specified.)
% If you don't like the symbols, remove them from the following code, including the tilde ~ (space).

\newcommand{\cvreference}[7]{%
\textbf{#1}\newline% Name
\ifthenelse{\equal{#3}{}}{}{#3\newline}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#4}{}}{}{#4\newline}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#5}{}}{}{#5\newline}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#6}{}}{}{\emailsymbol~\texttt{#6}\newline}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#7}{}}{}{\phonesymbol~#7}}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\section{References}

\subsection{set in separate rows}

\cvdoublecolumn{\cvreference{Nicolai Reshetikhin}
{Department of Mathematics}
{University of California}
{Berkeley, CA 94720-3840}
{}
{reshetik@math.berkeley.edu}
{510-643-6234}%
}
{\cvreference{Mikhail Khovanov}
{Department of Mathematics}
{Columbia University}
{New York, NY 10027}
{khovanov@columbia.edu}
{212-854-4186}%
}

\cvdoublecolumn{\cvreference{Roman Bezrukavnikov}
{Department of Mathematics}
{Massachusetts Institute of Technology}
{77 Massachusetts Avenue}
{Cambridge, MA 02139}
{bezrukav@math.mit.edu}
{617-253-2684}
}
{Department of Mathematics}
{University of Massachusetts}
{Amherst, MA 94720-3840}
{}
{413-545-1732}
}

\subsection{set in one row only (like your example)}

\cvdoublecolumn{\cvreference{Nicolai Reshetikhin}
{Department of Mathematics}
{University of California}
{Berkeley, CA 94720-3840}
{}
{reshetik@math.berkeley.edu}
{510-643-6234}\\[1em]
\cvreference{Roman Bezrukavnikov}
{Department of Mathematics}
{Massachusetts Institute of Technology}
{77 Massachusetts Avenue}
{Cambridge, MA 02139}
{bezrukav@math.mit.edu}
{617-253-2684}
}
{\cvreference{Mikhail Khovanov}
{Department of Mathematics}
{Columbia University}
{New York, NY 10027}
{khovanov@columbia.edu}
{212-854-4186}\\[1em]