When forming my bibliography, I use


However that leads to in text references to use square brackets.

I was wondering if it is possible for me to change the brackets to round brackets?




to your preamble. For regular in text citations, use

\citet{<key>} % or \cite{<key>}

and for citations enclosed in parentheses use


See the natbib documentation for more details.

(You can also load the apalike package as Marco suggests in the comments, but the natbib solution is to be preferred since with apalike you only get the whole citation surrounded by parentheses, which is usually not the preferred method.)

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    I ended up putting \usepackage{apalike} It did exactly what i wanted to, thanks everyone! – Dennis Yang Jun 4 '13 at 4:46

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