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Adding an [AuthorYear] block at the beginning of bibliography entries

I have used biblatex for some time with the alphabetic style for my work. But now I have to change the token (e.g. [KK09]) in front of the items of the bibliography to a longer version:

On two authors it should look like this: [Author1 Author2, Year]

With three or more authors: [Author1 et. al., Year]

Furthermore I'd like to change the citation style over \cite{} in the same way.

I took a look at some sites, read in the biblatex documentation and tried on my own. But I saw that I need some help.

If you need a short example, please give me a hint and I will post one.

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It looks like you want to move to a roughly authoryear-type bibliography style –  Seamus May 3 '12 at 14:05
    
Yes, that´s right. But this style has no token in front of each bibliography item. Or is it needless in this style? How can I change the citation style to [Authors, Year]? –  Dirk May 3 '12 at 14:48
    
Normally, an [Author, Year] block isn't needed for authoryear styles. That said, have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/11827/… –  lockstep May 3 '12 at 14:55
    
Thank you for the link! But I think so too. Redundant information. I will talk to my Prof, perhaps I can bring him around. When I use \autocite in the text, authoryear cites like this "(Name, Year)" and Year has a hyperref link to the bibliography. I´d like a link over the whole cite. Is there another command to do this? Or what do I have to change? –  Dirk May 3 '12 at 15:35
    

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Thank you for your comments. After them, I saw that I was overwhelmed from the option and possibilities of biblatex. Furthermore I use the "old" cite commands.

After afresh look in the biblatex documentation, I now use the authoryear style and the \textcite and \parencite commands, which do what I want.

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