{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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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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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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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, ...
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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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Is there a disadvantage to using natbib=true with biblatex?

I am making the switch to biblatex and I was wondering whether there are any disadvantages to using the natbib=true compatibility option. I am sure we can all sympathise that journals will probably ...
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MultiMarkDown and biblatex citations

I'm using Scrivener to produce LaTeX output with MultiMarkDown. MultiMarkDown uses natbib by default, so footnotes look like this code snips: \footnote{~\citep[<prenote>]{<key>}} The ...
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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib und 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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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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Only author's initials in BibTeX natbib using named style

I have a BibTeX file with a mix of entries, some with full author's names and some with just initials. I would like my typeset bibliography to only use initials. Is there a way to do this? I have the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to italicize journal names and book titles through the .bst file?

I am working on an article for a Springer journal, and the specifications for manuscripts clearly ask to italicize all journal names and book titles. Doing it manually feels stupid, so I wonder if ...
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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 ...
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Keep bibliography entry on one page

I'm using BibTeX and natbib. I have a number of entries in the reference section that start at the bottom of a page and continue on the next e.g. at the bottom of a page I have Some Author Name, ...
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How do I get the author and the year in square brackets?

I have to following problem. I'm working on a presentation. Therefore I need, when I cite a paper or something else, the whole name and year of the paper. Everything went well until now. When I cite ...
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Citations with no date, e.g. (Aristotle n.d.)

I need to cite a work from antiquity that has no known date, using natbib and author-year citations. The best suggestion I've found is to write the citation using "n.d." (no date) for the year of ...
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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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Space after et al. too big

I have a document as \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct{(}{)}{,}{a}{}{;} \makeatletter \renewcommand*{\NAT@nmfmt}[1]{\textsc{#1}} \makeatother \begin{document} According to ...
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Is biblatex compatible with RevTeX?

biblatex seems to be not compatible with RevTeX. As RevTeX automatically loads natbib, I load biblatex with the option natbib=true, but still LaTeX compiler complains that lot of commands are already ...
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How to force hyperref to reference only \cite and not \citeauthor or \citeyear?

I would like hyperref to make links only when I use \cite and not with \citeyear and \citeauthor. Here is an example : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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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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Remove issn/doi/url when using plainnat and natbib

I am using natbib and the plainnat style for the references. I would like to know how can I remove the ISSN, DOI and URL from the references without deleting them in the .bib file. I have seen some ...
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Reduce natbib bibliography to one line

I would like my references to look like Foo et al. 2008, Nature, 100, 200 • Bar & Baz et al. 2010, Science, 300, 400 • Einstein, 1905, New Scientist, 5, 6 where "•" is perhaps some ...
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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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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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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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Natbib sorting and citation order by appearance

I've started writing my thesis using LaTeX (as recommended by the school) and as a complete novice at it, I've been stuck trying to figure out how to change the citation by order of appearance. I'm ...
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No hyper refs from citation to bibliography using BiBTeX, hyperref and harvard

I am trying to get internal hyperrefs from citation to the bibliography page. I am using BiBTeX, the harvard package, the hyperref package with optional [hidelinks]. The latter works fine to me on the ...
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How do I make a bibtex style file compatible with natbib author citations

I'm trying to convert my manuscript to PloS Comp Bio style. They provide a BibTeX style file. This works fine for inline citations with \usepackage[numbers,sort&compress]{natbib} (i.e. ...
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How to hyperlink only the year part when using natbib and hyperref

I am using the natbib and hyperref packages: \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage[pagebackref=true, plainpages=false, bookmarks, bookmarksnumbered, colorlinks, linktocpage=true, linkcolor=blue, ...
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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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Custom bibliography style (natbib like) with biblatex

I have just switched from natbib to biblatex, and I am trying to restore some of the previous layouts. I have this import now: \usepackage[natbib=true,style=verbose-ibid,isbn=false]{biblatex} which ...
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How to lock the back reference at the top left corner of the bibliography entry?

Anybody knows how to lock the back reference at the top left corner of the bibliography entry by employing BibTeX? The result should be like this: It works to me when using \bibitem (yes, it goes ...
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How to get () instead of [] in bibliography list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use 1. (number followed by dot) format instead of [1] format in bibliography I would like to use round parentheses () instead of square brackets [] for citations ...
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Non-breaking space in \citet using natbib?

When adding citations in the body of a document I'm used to write ... in some interesting paper~\cite{interesting}. So that (if I'm using numbered references) the word “paper” and the citation ...
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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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citet and citep behaves like cite

I am new with LaTeX so please bare with me. If its matter editor that I am using is TeXMaker, the TeXLive is installed. Why \citep and \citet did not display citation as a "Goossens et al. (1993)" or ...
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Why do “in prep” papers behave differently from “year'd” ones?

Someone asked me to troubleshoot a LaTeX+BibTeX document. The problem, I've found, boils down to an abuse of the author-year system in the citations in the following way: @article{W1, author = ...
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A biblatex style that's like plainnat

I want to switch to biblatex but despite the rather minimal changes suggested in some answers to switching from natbib, there's really a lot that seems to need changing. For example, the "In:" needs ...
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BibTeX Warning----empty title

I'm trying to compile my bib references with natbib and \bibliographystyle{nature}. To my uttermost surprise BibTeX reports that some of the entries have an empty title, while IMHO the title is not ...
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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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Natbib: how to replace the last comma in a citation list with “and”?

Natbib's \citet command currently has the following output when I type \citet{maddison-cct,ridley-comparative}: Maddison [8], Ridley [13] Is there another command I did not found, or is there a way ...
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Natbib author-year citation style in the tufte-book class

I'm using the tufte-book class and I like it so much! However, I'd like to have the references in the natbib-way, so that I can use both textual (\citep) and parenthetical (\citep) citations. I ...
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BibTex/Natbib: References with exactly three authors require all authors on first occurence and first author et al on further occurences

I'm writing a paper for a journal (MNRAS, the UK Royal Astronomical society journal) which requires that when I cite any papers with exactly three authors, I need to give the full author list at the ...
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How to get two column references with author-year style

Is there a way to get a two column layout for author-year-citations with a label of "(Wolfram 2002)" in the first column and "Wolfram, S. 2002. A new kind of science. Wolfram Media, Champaign, Ill." ...
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multibib and links to bibliography (with hyperref, natbib)?

I'm using the multibib package but cannot get links to work with it and hyperref. Is this combination possible? A sample document follows: If I add a \usepackage{natbib} in the preamble then links do ...
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How to cite an online article with hyperlink to its online source in bibliography section [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get DOI links in bibliography biblatex: Make title hyperlink to doi url (if available) I use TeXShop, BibDesk and NatBib, and am a beginner with BibDesk and the ...
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Full name and year as BibTeX key

I'd like to reference BibTeX sources with full name and year, e. g. [Adams1979]. Is there an easy way to to this?
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Forcing `et al.` in selected places

I am using XeLaTeX together with biblatex. I am typesetting a table where a citation goes into one of the column headers, namely I put \citet{ref1} into the table. ref1 has two authors and normally ...