{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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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 are twenty years ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Citing in APA style with year in brackets

I'm writing my master thesis and citing in the APA style. Below is a picture how it looks right now: While it looks fine in general, I would like to alter the year and put it in brackets. ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the relationship between natbib, apacite package, and apa document class?

This is the first time I have to submit to a journal and need to reformat my bibliography according to APA guidelines. This leaves me very confused since there seem to be multiple ways to do the same ...
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“Can be used only in preamble” when using \DeclareLanguageMapping with BibLaTeX

I recently switched to BibLaTeX to realize a multilanguage bibliography. Everything worked out fine -- however I get the error "Can be used only in preamble." when using the command ...
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How do I use APA-style citations with BibTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to APA 6th in LaTex? I am just getting started with BibTeX for the first time, and wondering how do I can use APA format. I assume there's more than one way to do ...
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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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Too much space between author and year in apacite citations

Does anyone else feel that there's too much whitespace between author and year in the following example (note the red brackets)? Or is it proper standard and just annoys me because I'm not used to it? ...
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Supress initials of authors in biblatex-apa intext

I am referring to exactly the same issue as RSoul in his post a while ago: Apacite: suppress initials intext? However, I am looking for a solution with the biblatex-apa using biber-backend. It would ...
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My references to PhD thesis go out of the margins in the bibliography

I am writing my PhD thesis. When I refer to a PhD thesis, the title of the thesis is underlined. When the title is too long, there is no break and the title is written out of the margin of the page. I ...