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How to APA 6th in LaTex?

I am just getting started with BibTeX for the first time, and wondering how do I can use APA format. I assume there's more than one way to do this, so what are my options, and what do you recommend? Not doing anything fancy, just a simple article.

Right now I just have this LaTeX document, "doc.tex":

    \documentclass[11pt]{article}
    \usepackage{cite}

    \begin{document}

    \title{Sample Document}
    \author{Bob Smith}
    \date{Today}
    \maketitle

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah by Bob ~\cite{BobsBook01}. 

    \bibliography{mybib}{}
    \bibliographystyle{plain}
    \end{document}

And I have this bibliography file, "mybib.bib":

    @misc{ BobsBook01,
           author = "Bob Smith",
           title = "The Book of Bob",
           publisher = "Bob's Publishing",
           year = "2011"
    }

I'm compiling this into a pdf with pdflatex using this Makefile:

    doc.pdf : doc.tex doc.bbl
            latex doc
            pdflatex doc
    doc.bbl : doc.tex doc.aux mybib.bib
            bibtex doc
    doc.aux : doc.tex
            latex doc

The output of the bibliography looks like this:

    [1] Bob Smith. The book of bob, 2011.

But I need it in APA format, which I think should be something like this:

    [1] Smith, B. (2011). The book of bob. Bob's Publishing.

Thanks.

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marked as duplicate by Alan Munn, Jake, Joseph Wright Nov 23 '11 at 8:36

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Did you read tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2628/how-to-apa-6th-in-latex, which covers APA style more generally? –  Joseph Wright Nov 22 '11 at 19:23

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

You can use the package apacite.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{apacite}

...

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{mybib.bib}

See: apacite package and apa document class

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Awesome, my system already had apacite on it, too. –  notfed Nov 23 '11 at 16:50

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