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I am writing a thesis. Please which bibliography style will write and instead of & and also indents the lines after the first in each references. I am using bibliography style bbs.

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apalike seems to be the right choice:

[Fanty et al., 1993] Fanty, M., Schmid, P., and Cole., R. (1993). City name recognition
  over the telephone. In Proc. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal
  Processing, volume I, pages 549-552, Minneapolis, U.S.A.

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To maintain some of the special (quirky?) features of the BBS citation style while modifying the dreaded \& connector particle to and, you could

  1. make a copy of the file bbs.bst (located in .../bibtex/bst/beebe) to, say, mybbs.bst;
  2. edit the new file as follows: change the two occurrences of the string { " \& " * t * } to { " and " * t * } (lines 254 and 283 in my copy of the file); and
  3. run texhash (or the equivalent command on your TeX system).

From then on, you should be able to use the command \bibliographystyle{mybbs}.

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I think you mean \bibliographystyle here rather than \usepackage. – Joseph Wright Dec 6 '11 at 9:40
Absolutely!! I'll fix this right away! – Mico Dec 6 '11 at 10:32

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