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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{apacite}
\usepackage[hyphens]{url}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
  @book{forbes,
    author = {},
    year = {2013},
    title = {Supremes Unsympathetic to Farmer's Deception at Center of Monsanto GMO Soybean SCOTUS Patent Challenge},
    note = {\url{http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2013/02/19/farmers-deception-at-center-of-monsanto-gmo-soybean-scotus-patent-challenge-genetic-innovation-threatened/}}
  }
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

That's a long ref \cite{forbes}.

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{\jobname}
\end{document}

Sentence with an extremely long webpage title cited as a reference

The APA reference suggests shortening titles when cited, such as (Supremes Unsympathetic, 2013) for the above example. Of course I can edit the title in BibDesk, but then the list of references contains the abbreviated title. How should I handle this?

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    If you use biblatex with its apa style, you can use the "shorttitle" field and the citation uses this.
    – PLK
    Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 14:44
  • Can you provide a minimal working example? Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 14:59

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You can use the key field for such situations, namely:

  @book{forbes,
    author = {},
    year = {2013},
    key = {Supremes Unsympathetic},
    title = {Supremes Unsympathetic to Farmer's Deception at Center of Monsanto GMO Soybean SCOTUS Patent Challenge},
    note = {\url{http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2013/02/19/farmers-deception-at-center-of-monsanto-gmo-soybean-scotus-patent-challenge-genetic-innovation-threatened/}}
  }
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  • For other BibDesk users: I used the field editor in BibDesk to add the Key field. Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 15:24

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