{apa-style} is about bibliography questions using the style of the American Psychological Association. Use this tag in addition to the tag for the specific package you use to implement the style.

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How can I force text to be displayed in title-case?

I'm trying to update apa.cls for 6th edition (a large task since I'm not a true latex hacker) and I'd like to force the headings for certain levels to conform to title case. That is the first letter ...
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biblatex-apa: undefined references

I cannot, for the life of me, get biblatex's apa style to work. Other biblatex styles work fine, apa, however, does neither print a reference list, nor produce a citation at all (single output is key ...
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How to sometimes suppress the printing of the URL field

Alan's answer to a previous question gave me the idea to try something similar with a different field, but it's not working out quite like I expected. Based upon this APA guidance (specifically, ...
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how to modify the biblatex 'useprefix' option

In supplying an answer to this question: Preserve lowercase in bibtex I discovered that the way biblatex handles name prefixes is a bit odd, since it appears to be "all or nothing". Update This ...
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Bibliography style which extracts only the initials of the first names

I would like the author names in the bibliography to be of the form "Lastname, A.B." I thought that it is the bibliography style file like APA or Chicago which will choose only the initials of the ...
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biblatex-apa and hyperref: right parenthesis not part of link for \textcite

I use biblatex-apa citation style. I also use hyperref with colour links, rather than ugly coloured boxes. When I use \textcite the author name and year are both part of the link, but the right ...
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Mimic BibTeX “apalike” with BibLaTeX - (biblatex-apa broken?)

I am trying to move on to BibLaTeX. With BibTeX the Style apalike provides everything I need, as illustrated by the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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What is the proper way to represent a talk at a conference (with no proceedings) in BibTeX (hopefully via Zotero)?

I use zotero to manage my bibliography, and export collections to BibTeX when I'm writing in LaTeX. I use apacite as my style (I'm a psychology student). I have a citation that should end up looking ...
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Beamer: Strange spacing in references with biblatex apa-style

I stumbled upon these two spacing errors (marked with red numbers): I guess the first space is not really an error, but simply English spacing (\nonfrenchspacing). Can it be turned off (without ...
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Too many authors in author field

My problem: I have a very long list of authors for a few papers - apparently bibtex can´t handle that. Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Where to find a comprehensive overview of the features of the ConTeXt cite command?

I need to use the \cite command in ConTeXt very often for in-text citations in APA format, in a wide range of forms, e.g.: (Author, YYYY) Author (YYYY) (Author, YYYY, p. n) Author (YYYY, p. n) ...
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problems using apa6e with biblatex-apa

As in apa6e and biblatex-apa I'm trying to use apa6e and biblatex-apa together and having problems. Before I arrived at these problems, over the course of many hours of much reading, I first managed ...
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Biblatex-apa style is missing a comma in the references. why?

I have been trying to solve this problems for hours, but there is no solution in sight. Until a few weeks ago, my biblatex-apa style was working like a charm. Although, after installing the updates ...
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LaTeX Error: File `biblatex-apa.sty' not found

This is my first document with LaTeX and I have this problem: Every time I try to compile I get this error: ! LaTeX Error: File `biblatex-apa.sty' not found. ! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output ...
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Inconsistency with period at the end of bib entry with original date

LaTeX apparently treats the same case with two different outputs. When a bib entry has origdate according to the APA style, the string (Original work published xxx) should be appended at the end of ...
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Hanging references using \fullcite

I need APA style hanging references using \fullcite. For example I need \fullcite because I want the reference cited where I want in the document, unlike at the end of the document using \cite. ...
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Line breaking (or hyphenation?) of references in apalike

This is a problem I encountered some time ago and I never could solve it: how can you achieve correct line-breaking or hyphenation when citing references with the apalike style? Here is an example: ...
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biblatex: Preserve capitalisation in inproceedings/booktitle

I'm using Biblatex-APA/Biber with LyX and a Bibtex file produced from Mendeley. I can produce bibliographies without any problem, but I would like to change the reference style for ...
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Workaround for reprinted items in bibliography

I am trying to find a way to indicate that a chapter is a reprint (in the following MWE, test1 is a reprint of test2). I had a look at this but I would like a solution that does not require adding ...
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Fixing JAIR style

According to the Eigenfactor ranking of journals, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) is a leading open-access journal in AI. Unfortunately, the JAIR style files appear to be ...
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Citations with same first author and date with apa style: no letter generated

I use the package biblatex with biber to generate my bibliography. I have some references with the same first author and the same year but no letter is inserted to make the distinction possible. I saw ...
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Biblatex-apa: No change of citation with three authors to “et al.” (“/u.a.” in german) after first citing the source

in my doc, biblatex-apa seems not to change citation-style to "et al." for a source with three authors after first citing that source, if there are other citations in between. So, when citing the ...
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Beamer: Changing the font size of the references using the shrink argument causes an error

I'm trying to change the font size of the references using the shrink of the frame argument. However, if I run this code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[american]{babel} ...
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Polyglossia and biblatex-apa

I am trying to typeset a document in British English, using XeLaTeX, Polyglossia and BibLaTeX, with APA-style references. Unfortunately, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. ...
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Change citation conjunction from “and” to “i”

How can I change the citation conjunction from english "and" to catalan "i"? Otherwise Author = {Kirk, D. and MacPhail, A.}, would get cited as (Kirk and MacPhail, 2002) when it should be (Kirk i ...
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APA Style: Journal Vol(Num) sometimes, but only Vol other times

In another question, I noticed the difference between APA Style Guide 6th ed and biblatex-apa output. Specifically, APA 6th ed (which foregoes the Number of the journal and lists instead only ...
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Antichronological ordering of references in moderncv using apacite

I'm using the moderncv documentclass to create my CV and I need the reference list to adhere to the APA guidelines. I know biblatex provides sorting options but unfortunately moderncv does not support ...
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Apacite: suppress initials intext?

I am writing a doctoral thesis and I am using APAcite to set the references in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Mostly this has worked perfectly fine, but I would like to suppress the ...
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Using biblatex-apa

I got biblatex working with the authoryear style in Texlipse: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[canadian]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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APA Style: publisher as author

On page 203 of the APA style guide (6th ed), it reads: When the author and publisher are the same, use the word Author as the name of the publisher. An example of this is shown in the Basics ...
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Webpage without author, using the title can make a very long apa citation

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{apacite} \usepackage[hyphens]{url} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @book{forbes, author = {}, year = {2013}, title = ...
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Can you define what a reference should say in clear text?

When you create a reference list (with the command \bibliography{x}), using the apacite package, is there any way to hijack the list, so of speak, and define what individual entries should say in ...
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biblatex-apa: Author's first name is repeated in brackets

I am using the biblatex-apa package together with the latest biber and biblatex versions (... I think). The issue is, that sometimes the author's first name, or its abbreviation, is repeated in square ...
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Using ampersand symbols (&) instead of the word “and” for bibliography style apa

My supervisor just came with an idea to use the ampersand in citations and bibliography, so e.g. Smith and Watson (1992) should become Smith & Watson (1992) How can I make it work with ...
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Biblatex and apa style: reviewauthor undefined warning

I get the warning, Package biblatex warning: Macro 'reviewauthor' undefined when running the following, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} ...
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Odd date output from biblatex-apa

I am using biblatex-apa for my references and I have this enty in my .bib file: @ONLINE{habitat, TITLE = {Mission, Vision \& Values}, URL = ...
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biblatex-apa output reference list differs from that of Publication Manual of the APA, Sixth Edition

So before I invested too much more time with biblatex-apa, I wanted to have a look at how biblatex-apa presents my reference list, and then compare that with the examples from the authoritative ...
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biblatex-apa: Multiple citations in the same parentheses with the same first author, but different co-authors get condensed

@MISC{john_big_1991, author = {John, Oliver P. and Donahue, E. M. and Kentle, R. L.}, title = {The Big Five Inventory--Versions 4a and 54}, date = {1991}, langid = {american}, publisher = ...
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Is it possible to shift ticks position in a graph to match APA style ?

I have been looking for a while for a way to shift ticks on a graph. I found many options regarding ticks positions, labels or size but I could not find a way to move them orthogonally to the axis ...
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apacite: how to suppress url if doi is avalable?

I am using apacite package for my BibTex file, but according to my writing style, it's not required for url to be listed in the bibliography if doi is available. Is there any way I can forced apacite ...
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English / German APA reference fails partly - “retrieved from” and “origyear” untranslated

I have a problem with my multilingual APA reference. I use LuaTeX, BibLaTeX and biber. I use the BibLaTeX option babel=other to activate language switching. Switching gets done by adding an ...
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How to get a custom citation type in BibTeX?

I would like to cite a movie in a paper I'm preparing. The style is APA, so (according to this document) the citation in the text should be "(Mulcahy, 1986)" and the reference itself should appear as ...
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biblatex-apa and babel losing the ampersand with option spanish

I'm trying to use the package biblatex-apa with babel. It is working except that the APA style requires that parenthetical citations and bibliography references separate the last author by "&" and ...
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Disable hyphenation in apa6e's footnotes

I would like to disable hyphenation in apa6e's footnotes, to match APA's 6th edition guidelines. apa6e uses ragged2e, and the ragged2e documentation (pdf) claims that certain commands can make ...
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APA Master's thesis?

Has anyone written a Master's thesis in APA with LaTeX (preferably LyX)? The documentation for apa.cls says "do not use this for your thesis", but I can't find any alternative on the web.
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Biblatex: Abbreviating authoring organisations in citations

In my manuscript (apa6) I'm citing a report by the World Health Organisation. The .bib-file entry looks like this: @techreport{WHO_2001, Author = {World Health Organization}, Address = {Genf, ...
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apa6e and biblatex-apa

Using apa6e with biblatex-apa for the references creates a reference page with the title in bold, and this is not APA. Is there a way to change the format of the title of this section?
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How to exclude a specific bibtex field from being printed if doesn't contain specific text?

I had a look here but I was not able to adapt it to my case. I want biblatex to print at the end of my bib entry the field addendum only in case the field indicates the original publication date ...
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\urlstyle{same} with apacite

I use apacite to create a bibliography according to APA guidelines for my article. Some of the references contain URLs. By default, LaTeX shows these in a different, monospace font than the rest of ...
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Can you invoke stylizing commands in a .bib-file when using the BiBLaTeX apa package?

This question has been heavily rewritten. That's why some of the comments and answers might be a little bit odd (they were responses to earlier versions of the question). I'm using the BiBLaTeX apa ...