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Have you managed to use bibentry with apacite? bibentry should work with apacite according to the manual of apacite, though I can not make it work. And I can not find bibentry manual on CTAN. I have found only this file. bibentry is a part of natbib, but there is nothing mentioned about bibentry in the manual of natbib.

bibentry works with natbib nicely, but I would prefer to use apacite rather natbib, because apacite makes better formatting of bibliography according to the APA style.

I am adding example at the end of the question. The error I am getting is:

! Paragraph ended before \citeauthoryear was complete.

P.S. I would like to use biblatex with fulecite command, but unfortunately biblatex does not support polyglossia which I have to use instead of babel.

  author = {William Gemmell Cochran},
  title = {Sampling Techniques},
  year = {1977},
  publisher = {John Wiley \& Sons},
  address = {New-York},



% \usepackage{natbib}
% \bibliographystyle{apalike}



This is full citation of \bibentry{Cochran1977}

A regular citation of \citet{Cochran1977}.


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The documentation of bibentry can be found in bibentry.dtx (to be found at CTAN), just latex that file. – mafp Jan 3 '13 at 21:18
I'm afraid that bibentry requires the .bbl file formatted as expected by natbib. – egreg Jan 3 '13 at 21:26
Imho biblatex works fine with polyglossia. – Ulrike Fischer Jan 3 '13 at 22:04
@UlrikeFischer, will give biblatex another chance. – djhurio Jan 4 '13 at 7:46
biblatex-apa works too. You only need the correct language name (polyglossia needs e.g. german instead of ngerman.) – Ulrike Fischer Jan 4 '13 at 12:31