# Use natbib with alpha style

Is it possible to use natbib together with the alpha style? It doesn't seem to be supported directly in the natbib package. What I mean is that there is no specific alpha-like natbib style, and if I use alpha directly I lose the possibility of citing author names and such with \citet... Does anybody know of an alpha style that would work with natbib?

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By "the alpha style", do you mean the style file alpha.bst, or do you mean some variant of author-year citation styles? If it's the former, he style file plainnat.bst, which is distributed with natbib, should serve your needs. Separately, have you actually tried to use the alpha style file together with natbib? –  Mico Nov 18 '11 at 16:38

Here's a solution using biblatex:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[style=alphabetic,natbib=true]{biblatex}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
}
\end{filecontents}

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