# Two amsrefs bibliographies, with different label styles

How can I convince amsrefs to use in one biblist the alphabetic style and in another biblist the numeric style?

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 This has become a RFE on amsrefs by now, I guess. It may be useful for people looking for this, too. – Mariano Suárez-Alvarez Jan 21 '11 at 21:25

For what it's worth, I managed to do this by saying

\makeatletter
\let\alpha@label\relax
\makeatother


right before the second biblist.

Later: Changing other of the formatting options would be nice, too, by the way. For example, the second biblist should use only initials, and that is more annoying to do: one has to copy all of this code:

\BibSpec{nameLE}{
+{}{}{initials}
+{}{\IfEmptyBibField{initials}{}{ }}{surname}
+{}{ }{jr}
}
\BibSpec{nameBE}{
+{}{}{surname}
+{}{ }{initials}
}
\BibSpec{nameinverted}{
+{} {}  {surname}
+{,}{ } {initials}
+{,}{ } {jr}
}


and using the nobysame option amounts to saying

\let\save@primary\@empty

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As of version 2.12 of 2013/01/15, amsrefs.sty's biblist environment takes an optional argument allowing to change the label style locally, so this is now the canonical solution.

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 I should have asked for some form of babelization... :-) – Mariano Suárez-Alvarez Feb 4 at 23:23