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Cite without author's name

The \cite command places the author's name and date in the document. If I have already mentioned an author's name, though, I only need the date and maybe a letter: "Lewis (1998b) claimed that ..." How ...
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Changing citation delimiters

The default citation delimiter is ,. For instance, \cite{John96, Doe78, White05} generates something like [8, 2, 4], where the citation numbers (8, 2, and 4) are separated by a comma (,). This is ...
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How to prevent line break in citation with an argument?

If I cite a bibliography item with an additional argument, for example \cite[p.~6]{bib_item}, it can happen that there is a line break before the automatically inserted argument, such as: text ...
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biblatex: Cite commands with the same author prints authors name twice

I'm using biblatex 1.4b, and Biber 0.9. However, I think the problem is with my settings, not with the versions of those programs. I'm trying to cite a single author, and produce their name, followed ...
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LaTeX Error only if certain citation is used

I've got a strange problem, where texmaker throws an error only if I include the following citation: however natural mood swings during weekdays might also have an influence\footnote{see the appendix ...
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\cite doesn't work

If I use \citeA{Rannenberg} it works, but with \cite{Rannenberg} I get the error: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\BA Test\chapters/test.tex" Kapitel 1. Class scrbook Warning: ...
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How to define new cite command with specific citation format?

The standard \cite{some_ref} command produce citation text like [1], but i'm looking for citation like [1*]. How can i define new cite command for such behavior?
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Using BibTeX to make a list of references without having citations in the body of the document?

Is there any way to have BibTeX insert a bibliography without having citations in the body of the document itself? Maybe a way to hide the in-text citations, so that BibTeX still sees them and ...
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Citing inside theorem header

How do I create something like this without getting any errors? \begin{thm}[\cite[page 10]{ABC2011}] ... \end{thm} I tried putting various things into {...} brackets, but not eliminating any ...
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Switching between numeric and authoryear in Natbib

I need to switch between numeric and authoryear style in Natbib, in the same document. Particularly, I want it to be numeric the first time a citation is used and authoryear any subsequent times. Does ...
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Biblatex: Linked \parencitetitle

How can I define a citation command that works like biblatex's \citetitle but is in parentheses and linked to the corresponding bibliography entry? (\citetitle itself is not linked)
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How to cite a proof

In my work I am giving a theorem and its proof from a book. I reproduce the proof and alter it slightly but obviously I need to tell the reader that I got it from that book. Where shall I do it? I ...
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Biblatex, author-year, square brackets

I need to customize the author-year citation in biblatex for a template at work. Right now biblatex cites like this: Ruschmeyer u. a. 1995, S. 123 They way I was told it needs to cite is: ...
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customizing apa style in biblatex

I am trying to create a document where citations follow the authoryear styling and bibliography follows the apa. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[american]{babel} ...
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Bibliography with page numbers

In GKP's Concrete Mathematics, there is a useful and interesting feature I would like to see in more books. The bibliography entries include: a - the page numbers where the book or article is cited ...
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Combining citations at some instance

I use Jabref to manage my citations. Each entry has it own bibkey. There are some instance where I would like to cite 2 or more articles but I want them consolidated in one reference since there all ...
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natbib author-year-page separator

This should be a no-brainer but I haven't seen an example anywhere: \citep[253--256]{sean2003game} with bibpunct like \bibpunct{(}{)}{:}{a}{,}{~}} outputs (Riley, 2004, 253-256) I need to ...
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Citep only works as cite?

In an ideal situation using natbib and abbrvnat, citations e.g. \citet{Jones2004} and '\citep{Jones2004}' would have given Jones et al. (2004) and (Jones et al., 2004) respectively. Unfortunately I ...
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Citet and citep not working with hyperlink [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Citep only works as cite? I used bibtex/natbib to compile my thesis, but unfortunately \citet and \citep don't connect with the hyperlink. In short: \cite{KEY} gives ...
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Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key

I thought it would be useful to have bibliographic entries displayed as a tooltip so readers are not interrupted by following hyperlinks or trying to find the Bibliography, so I created the following ...
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Possessive cite in biblatex-chicago (authordate)

For my master's thesis I changed my citation package from harvard with bibtex to biblatex-chicago with authordate and bibtex8, primarily because I need babel to translate my bibliography to Norwegian. ...
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trackchange and citations

Trackchange for latex on sourceforge seems to have a problem with citations. \change{text 1 \cite{Fels\_81}pad1}{text2 \cite{Fels\_81} pad2} creates a problem due to the brackets encountered. Is ...
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Comma between author and pagenumber

I need help with my term paper. When I quote with \cite[px]{author}, I want to remove the comma between the author and the pagenumber (px). I get this: (author, px) I need this: (author px) Thank ...
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Can I count the number of times each reference is cited?

I am writing a paper, and I would like to be able to find out automatically how many times each reference is cited. This could either be appended to the references in a printed version, or outputted ...
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Cite in theorem environment argument

When I try to cite a book in such a way \begin{theorem}[\cite[p.~90]{bibitem}] Theorem body. \end{theorem} I've got an error because of multiple use of [ and ]. Is it possible to cite in such a way ...
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Using roman numerals for \volcite in BibLaTeX

I would like to submit an article to a journal that requires all references to volumes to appear in roman numerals before the page reference, e.g.: William Shakespeare, Complete Works, III, 25. For ...
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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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How to correctly position biblatex \autocite?

I'm using biblatex 1.2a and \autocite because I don't know if the final format of the book will require inline or superscript citations. Seems the correct usage of \autocite is preceding it by a ...
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What does \global\boolfalse{cbx@loccit} mean?

Pardon the newbie question. I see this in the first part of a \DeclareCiteCommand and I'm not sure what it means. Google has not returned any joy. Here's an example \newbibmacro*{cite}{% ...
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Check if an entry is cited multiple times

I am trying to find out whether it is currently possible to have a test in Biblatex that tests at the very first time an entry is cited whether the same entry will be cited more than once in the ...
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What is the proper way to cite a legal document?

I need to cite some decrees in my essay for philosophy of science class. I believe it is a common problem, so there should be a standardized way. Thanx.
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Citing - how to get pp. 78.

I often want to cite with pp.78, denoting page 78 and following. Is there a way to do that directly in a way of \autocite[78]{title}?
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Displaying short version of author name in citations

I was wondering whether there is any way to change single entries in a bibliography. I want the cite command to give me a short version of this very long entry. I know I could change it manually in ...
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Can you employ \unskip to automatically place a non-breaking space before \cite or \ref?

It is recommended to place a non-breaking space before \cite, \ref, inline math and perhaps at few other locations. The question is whether you can design an improved version of \cite (say) which ...
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biblatex: Enhancing \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes

This question led to a new feature in a package: biblatex biblatex provides high-level citation commands like \autocite that allow "global switching from inline citations to citations given in ...
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Biblatex custom cite command

I recently started using biblatex and I'm looking for some custom cite commands. The \footfullcite takes up too much space so I wanted to create some \footcite command myself that would only produce ...
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List of figures with sources

What is the best way to place the source of images in my document? I have some images and they are shown in the \listoffigures like expected, but how can/should I point out where they come from? ...
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How to get title of a citation?

Is there some way to get the title of a citation shown in the normal text instead of the key? I need the titles of some papers I cite in the normal text, so typing them by hand seems to be superfluous ...
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natbib: Error when citing paper with similar authors and same year

I get a strange error when I try cite two certain papers in the same document, when I use the natbib package (with numbers option enabled). If I trim the author list or change the year of either ...
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Cite in the caption of a graphic but not in \listoffigures?

Sometimes I'd like to cite the reference in the caption of a graphic. But I want to avoid that this citation is displayed in the \listoffigures. How can I achieve that? Fore example with this code: ...
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Cite a reference with the initials of the authors

How do I cite references such that instead of appearing a number in the citation, the initials of the authors appears using natbib? For example, if I have this reference "[JRP] Jordan, M., Rodman, ...
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Citation on a range of bibitems is possible?

Say I want to cite a range of authors like this: [3-11] When I write \cite{bibitem3-bibitem11} then it does not compile in LaTeX, so I write \cite{bibitem3,bibitem4,...,bibitem11}. But this is ...
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Why should I put a ~ before \ref or \cite?

My question is in the title of this post, but extends to other referencing commands like \eqref, \citep, \citet (and the like) as well.
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How to cite OMG specifications?

I have to cite several OMG standards and specifications in a paper, such as MOF, UML, etc. What's the best BibTeX entry format to do so? These are not articles or conference papers. They are not ...
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Nice citation search in emacs for csquotes quotation (like reftex's C-c [)

When using emacs+reftex-mode I may hit "C-c [" and get a nice citation search menu for \cite command. Is there a way to get the same menu for csquotes' integrated quotations (e.g. \displaycquote)?
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Superscript citations without brackets with the `revtex4-1` document class

Is it possible to achieve citations that are superscript and don't have brackets using the revtex4-1 document class? An example of how they should look: Afirmation3,4
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Use BibTeX key as the cite key

I tried to use natbib and other attempts but for vain. I would like to produce a cite key which is identical to the BibTeX entry. For example, if I have a BibTeX entry Bt98, then I want \cite{Bt98} to ...
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Customize citation style

Is it possible to customize citation styles? I'm not talking about the bibliography, but the appearance of the optional argument in \cite[Theorem $4$]{Pitagora}. Usually it is rendered as [Pit03, ...
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Performing String Manipulation on result of \cite{}

I would like to perform some string manipulation (using the xstring package) on the result of a \cite{} (the bib package is given to me, and wouldn't allow what I want to do without a major rewrite). ...
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Bibtex in-text citation using “et al.” How do you insert 's to indicate possession? [duplicate]

I'm citing an in-text reference using natbib and a Harvard-style. The way I've constructed the sentence indicates possession, for example: Smith et al.'s (2009) recent study ... What I get when ...