# APA conform \bibentry in document's body using natbib

I would like to cite some bibentries in full text in the body of my document. @Gonzalo Medina provided a solution to an almost identical problem which is (marginally modified) shown below.

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@article{author00,
title = {{A Title}},
journal = {Alpha},
year = {2008},
author= {Author, A},
}
\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{bibentry}

\nobibliography*

\begin{document}

A regular citation of \cite{author00}.
A full in-text cite of \bibentry{author00}.

\bibliographystyle{apa}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}


This works fine for \bibliographystyle{plainnat}, but when using apa.bst it throws an error. However, I am committed to both, natbib and apa.

Further would it be nice if it could be shown that possible multi-line references are indented from the second line on.

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I don't know how different the apalike.bst bibliography style is compared to the apa style, but it is compatible with bibentry. If you're willing to use biblatex, then the biblatex-apa package provides exactly the functionality you require, and is also APA compliant. See \fullcite not printing references in APA style for an example. – Alan Munn May 4 '12 at 19:22

Using the apalike.bst as suggested by @Alan Munn and the hanging package I have been able to do what I want.

The code below shows bibentries in the document's body as in the 'References' with the possibility to add some comment in between.

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@article{author00,
author= {Author, A and Buthor, B},
title = {{Article's Title: Long Enough to Ensure Multiple Rows}},
journal = {Journal Name},
year = {2000},
volume = {10},
pages = {217-234},
number = {4}
}
\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{bibentry}
\usepackage{hanging}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\nobibliography*
\newcommand\hangbibentry[1]{%
\smallskip\par\hangpara{1em}{1}\bibentry{#1}\smallskip\par %{indent}{afterline}
}

\begin{document}

A regular citation of \cite{author00}. Followed by \lipsum[1]
\hangbibentry{author00}
And a full in-text cite followed by \lipsum[2]

\bibliographystyle{apalike}
\bibliography{\jobname}
\end{document}


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