# Modifying reference style

I'm preparing a document with references that should be set out as follows:

http://www.i-cite.bham.ac.uk/harvard_reference_list.shtml http://www.i-cite.bham.ac.uk/harvard_citing.shtml

The code I have so far is:

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{natbib}
\begin{document}
As \citet{test2012} says.
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{V1.bib}
\end{document}


with a .bib that looks like:

@article{test2012,
author  = "Surname, forename",
title   = "Title",
year    = "2012",
journal = "Journal",
volume  = "Volume 1",
number  = "4",
pages   = "342--351"
}


How might I go about modifying this so it fits the way I need the references laid out?

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Regarding the volume field: That line should probably read volume = "1" rather than volume = "Volume 1". –  Mico Mar 1 '12 at 21:06

## 1 Answer

\bibliographystyle{plainnat}


gives you something very similar to your example, except that the year is not in parentheses in the bibliography.

If you want citations in your text to have the date in parentheses, do

\usepackage[round]{natbib}


For more Natbib options see http://merkel.zoneo.net/Latex/natbib.php

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Thanks mjrussell, I think I can use this for now. I don't suppose you know how to stop the url={} in a .bib from overfilling the column in a multicols environment by any chance? –  Andy Mar 1 '12 at 22:43
@Andy that is another question and you should ask it as such, as long as it has not been asked before (check this answer for example) –  henrique Mar 1 '12 at 23:36
@Andy I'm not sure how to do that, but as henrique said, it should probably be a separate question. Also, please consider 'accepting' my answer if it does in fact answer your question :) –  mjrussell Mar 6 '12 at 17:14
@mjrussell Accepted answer :) thank you for the help. –  Andy Mar 6 '12 at 23:32