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I have a bibtex list of references and i would like to get the authors' names from a specific entry in my .bib file. Is there a command for that?

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Something like \getauthorname{<bibentry>}? – Werner Feb 5 '13 at 1:44

You could use the natbib package:





See here: http://merkel.zoneo.net/Latex/natbib.php

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