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Here is my biblatex setting in the preamble:


Still, my citations are being printed numerically e.g. [2], [72,58] etc. I have cleared all the aux, and bbl files and tried recompiling, but still getting same results. The references are being printed correctly and strangely enough, they don't have numbers. So there is a complete disconnect between citations and references.

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Load biblatex with style=authoryear. The default is style=numeric or equivalently bibstyle=numeric and citestyle=numeric. Just setting bibstyle=authoryear doesn't change citestyle=numeric.

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Indeed. Thanks Audrey. – cryptic0 Jan 29 '13 at 4:16
@cryptic0 No problem. If you find the manual too overwhelming, you can try looking over the examples that come with the biblatex documentation. – Audrey Jan 29 '13 at 4:19

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