{natbib} is a package for bibliographies and citations. It is especially designed for the author-year type citation styles that are common in the natural and social sciences.

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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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Citing a range of papers (using numeric keys)?

Is there a way so that, when I cite a range of papers, the output is a range of numbers, instead of a list of numbers? In other words, when I type ... some dummy text here is due to me \cite{me1, me2,...
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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib with the chicago style as bibliography style. I am trying to cite a web site, but in the bibliography the URL (given in the BibTeX entry) is not printed. Is there a simple solution ...
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Natbib In-Text Citation displays (author?) [duplicate]

I have taken a look through many other questions on this subject but cannot seem to fix my issue. Essentially while references display correctly I cannot get the author citation to appear in my text ...
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How to get DOI links in bibliography

I would like to add to all my bibliography items a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) link or a link to a download location. How can I do this with the natbib / BibTeX / hyperref combination? Currently ...
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Citations with no bibliography at the end

How do you produce a document with citations (\citep, \citet) working properly in the paper but without a bibliography at the end? I've come up with one solution that is bad because it breaks my ...
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superscripts with xelatex? (footnotes, natbib)

This example illustrates some conflict between xelatex and natbib- and footnote-generated superscripts. The semi-colon between distinct citations is not typeset as a superscript, nor is the dagger. ...
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Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations

I have a basic tex file and a bibliography which is exported from Mendeley However, when I want to cite in the author-year style, I get the error: Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible ...
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Is it possible to get unsrt + abbrv bibliography?

Is there a ready made BibTeX bibliography style file that both: (1) prints author names abbreviated (like abbrv) in the references section and (2) sorts references numerically in citation order (like ...
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natbib and hyperref for (Author, Year) style produces two links

I am using the bioinfo style with natbib and hyperref, using the (Author, Year) style citations. pdflatex produces two link boxes for each citation: one for the Author and one of the Year. I would ...
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bibtex and genitive / possessive 's: the proper way to obtain “Kuran's (1989) model”

Is there an automatic way to attach a genitive apostrophe or " ' s " to an author's name? Currently I use: \citeauthor{kuran1989}'s \citeyear{kuran1989} But since this comes up regularily I'd like ...
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Line break in citation with organization as author

I have the following reference: @MISC{EX2012, author = {{S}ingle {A}uthor {O}rganization}, year = {2012}, title = {Example} } A citation for this is breaking after "Author", but extending ...
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Formatting back references in bibliography

I would like to change the way the back references are shown in the bibliography, such that they are all shown within parentheses. So I would like to see (page x, y, z) after my bibitems. This ...
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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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Beamer and Natbib

I'm making a beamer presentation and I'd like to use natbib because of its \citet and that it recognizes URLs. However, when I try to compile it, while doing the third PDFLaTeX pass, there appear this ...
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Displaying author's name in a bibliographic entry in the form: Surname, First Initial of Firstname

\RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{Arter95, Author = {David Arter}, Date-Added = {2013-08-11 17:38:06 +0000}, Date-Modified = {2013-09-01 15:13:22 +...
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Can I use natbib in beamer, but omit the bibliography? [duplicate]

Can I call references from my .bib file, but not put a huge bibliography at the end of my presentation? Or at least hide it in a bunch of slides that don't display? I tend to think in terms of my ....
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“\Ualgocf@original@chapter” undefined when using algorithm2e with natbib

Is it possible to just use plainnat without using the package natbib? When I do so, multiple author references don't work too well. I get [author et al (year)auhtor1, author2 and author3] when ...
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natbib: combining chicago style and sorting by appearance

I would like my citations to be formatted according to the Chicago style, and at the same time numbered by order of appearance. The sort&compress option does work as expected using unsrt ...
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Use natbib with alpha style

Is it possible to use natbib together with the alpha style? It doesn't seem to be supported directly in the natbib package. What I mean is that there is no specific alpha-like natbib style, and if I ...
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Natbib + BibTeX: How can you show the bibliography in order of appearance AND numbered?

I'm trying to numerate the references list but having them ordered in order of appearance. I can't find how to do that anywhere. The code is, more or less, like this \usepackage[round, sort, numbers,...
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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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Citing a Reprint of an Article in BibTeX

How do I cite a reprint of a given article? I want to cite the postscript of Lewis's Counterpart Theory & QML which only appears in his Philosophical Paper vol. 1. I have the info in my bibtex ...
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Hyperref, bibentry & natbib conflict - incorrect hyperlink

Problem I want to cite references in text as well as quote the entire entry plus have a reference list at the end. For this I use hyperref, bibentry and natbib. I've taken as inspiration this post. ...
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Problem with escaped characters in bibliography when using Mendeley, natbib & url

This is my first question here, so apologies if I miss any conventions. I'm writing a dissertation in LaTeX. My sources are in Mendeley, which is generating a BibTeX file. I'm using the natbib ...
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Why do hyperref and harvard not work together properly?

In my current work, I cannot seem to get the packages harvard and hyperref to work together properly. A small example: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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Superscript page numbers with natbib

I'm with an annoying problem with natbib. When the super parameter is used, the citation happily goes superscript but the page or chapter number doesn't. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[numbers, ...
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How to delete a full stop on reference ending

According to APA rules, after each reference there must the digital object identification (doi). I use JabRef as a reference manager and for some reason, if I put an article doi on its "doi" field, it ...
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How can I modify abbrvnat.bst to have unsorted reference list using natbib?

I like the way abbrvnat.bst prints the reference list using the package natbib. Unfortunately, it does sort the list alphabetically. How can I modify it such that it prevents the bibliography from ...
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Can I automatically generate abbreviated citations in Tufte documents after the first occurrence?

In documents using Tufte document classes (tuft-handout or tuft-book) \cite is replaced by a footnote (which appears as a sidenote) corresponding to the full bibliography entry for the cited work. ...
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Is it possible to load biblatex with a class that has already loaded natbib?

A while ago I asked a meta question on how big a question can be. I was wondering in particular about breaking open REVTeX and reorganising the goo within to replace the natbib bits with bits that ...
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How to modify a bibliography style to surround titles in quotes in a bibliography?

My advisor wants me to cause all titles for papers, books, and articles in " for my thesis in my bibliography. I am using natbib and the plainnat bibliography style and am unsure how to do this. I am ...
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Bibtex and Chicago style citations?

In the Chicago Manual of Style citation guidelines I find that one is to quote journal articles and italicize journals, books, and theses. But when I run the code below the output shows the journal ...
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Changing position of year in natbib with plainnat style

I am using Miktex with Natbib such as: \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \bibliography{model} When the bibliography prints out the author year is at the end. I need it to go after ...
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Natbib change author separation to '&'

I'm using natbib, german babel and natbib creates output of the form Foo and Bar (1337) I would like to get Foo & Bar (1337) for citet and (Foo & Bar 1337) respectively for citep.
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Suppress printing of only \bibentry references with natbib?

This question was basically asked before, but I think that the only answer didn't quite understand the question so I thought I'd try again. I'm writing a paper in which I need to have references show ...
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Is it possible to have authoryear-style citations with the IEEEtran document class?

For school I have to write a paper and use the IEEEtran bibliography style: \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} % argument is your BibTeX string definitions and bibliography database(s) \bibliography{...
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BibTeX natbib with super does not allow using occasional \citet

I am using natbib with superscript numbered citations as follows: \usepackage[super,comma,sort&compress]{natbib} It works great when I have the case This is a reference~\cite{author1999}. My ...
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Natbib: merging author(s) with the same name(s)

I defined the following command in my manuscript: \newcommand{\citesep}[2]{\citeauthor{#1}#2~\cite{#1}} which allows me to print, for instance, "Knuth and Tarjan's algorithm [16]" using \citesep{...
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remove page number in bibliography

I do not want page number to be displayed in my bibliography. So I tried gobble like this: \bibliography{MyLibrary}{} \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \pagenumbering{gobble} It is fine as long as my ...
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Single link in (Author, Year) citation style using natbib and hyperref

natbib and hyperref create by default two links to the bibentry in the reference section|chapter of the document: \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @book{author08, title = {{A Title}}, publisher = {...
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natbib in a different language?

I like using natbib for my author-year-style citations, but since I mainly write in swedish it would be nice if mine bibliography would be in swedish as well. Can natbib be persuaded to speak in ...
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Natbib+harvard.bst: papers in same year listed in the wrong order

I have a bibliography in which a particular author wrote two papers in the same year. Bibtex is sorting them alphabetically by title, but I want them listed chronologically. (So in the example below '...
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Change multiple author reference from '&' to 'and' with natbib bibliography

I'd like to change the separation between multiple article/book authors from '&' to 'and' in natbib. eg: @book{lee2009global, title={{Global Marketing Management}}, author={Lee, K. and ...
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New apacite package (2012-Feb-14) problem?

A new version of the apacite package was introduced on 2012-Feb-14, with three added options to select different citation commands: apaciteclassic, natbibapa, and nocitation. I installed the package ...
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Alphabetical order in natbib

I have read questions about this, and people say that it is just to include the natbib package and the plainnat style. For some reason my references will not sort alphabetically. Any help on this ...
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\citealp putting parentheses in citation inappropriately

I am using WinEdt with MikTeX 2.9 in a Windows 7 environment. I am having issues being able to get text in parentheses working correctly with a citation, specifically that when the document prints to ...
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How to force a certain sorting of two .bib entries?

So there are two articles I'm citing in a paper, here are their BibTeX entries: @incollection{ShapiroSI, Author = {Stewart Shapiro}, Booktitle = {Identity and Modality}, Date-Added = {...
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Non superscript citations for figures

Is it possible to reference figures like so taken from \emph{ref. \cite{reference}} with non superscript numbers, while leaving the rest of the references in the bulk of the document untouched? ...
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List the citation key shown by \citep in the references.

Some months ago, I asked a question regarding bibliography hyphenation issue here. In a nutshell, when I was having problems with the hyphenation of the citation keys in the text, I included the ...