# Author year citation

I have looking for how to cite the author and year in a sentence with reference to my bibliography list. I already used some Natbib styles, but no result of what I want.

This is my main file: thesis.tex

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}

%Enabled packages
\usepackage{fancyhdr} %something with the header and footer
\usepackage{graphicx} %enables easy graphics embedding
\usepackage{datetime}
\usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{abstract}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage[hang,flushmargin,bottom]{footmisc}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage[title,titletoc]{appendix}
\usepackage{cite}
\usepackage[numbers]{natbib}

\begin{document}
\include{Sections/Title}
\include{Sections/Abstract}
\tableofcontents
\include{Sections/chapterA}
\include{Sections/chapterB}
\include{Sections/bibliography}
\end{document}


My .bib file is called references.bib containing one example:

@book{hermanss2012,
author = "Astrid Hermanns",
title = "Psychology Management in Organizations",
publisher = "Cengage Learning EMEA",
year = "2012"
}


The place where I put the citation in the sentence is (as example) abstract.tex:

%Disable fancy page style
\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{abstract}
\noindent This is the place for the abstract\citeauthor{hermanns2012}
\end{abstract}


This is an image of the output of the pdf file

Instead of the "author?" I want the lastname of the author and the year as a citation there, like "This is the place for the abstract (Hermanns, 2012)"

Furtermore, I want that the books/reports/etc in the bibliography is sorted on alphabetical order, by starting with the lastname of the auther instead of a number.

Anyone suggestions of how to solve this issues?

You need to include your biblography file as follows:

\bibliography{yourBibtexFile}
\bibliographystyle{apalike} %or any other style you like


And then cite your reference using \cite{hermanss2012}

See the example below:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}

\begin{document}
\noindent This is the place for the abstract\cite{hermanns2012}

\bibliography{test}           % Or whatever path and filename your bibtex is located
\bibliographystyle{apalike}   % Or any other style you like

\end{document}


• I have entered your suggestion in the files, but there is a next issue. Because I can not answer my own question yet (reputation) this link will lead to the message I wanted to post after Dan his awnser: fileconvoy.com/… – drs. Ekingen Jul 1 '13 at 15:48
• @drs.Ekingen you have to put \bibliography{Sections/references} since your .bib file is in Sections folder – karlkoeller Jul 1 '13 at 16:17
• @karlkoeller I have edited the answer accordingly – Dan Jul 1 '13 at 16:48
• The OP uses natbib with number. This must be changed to authoryear. – Guido Jul 1 '13 at 21:16
• I changed \usepackage[number]{natbib} into \usepackage[authoryear]{natbib} as Guido stated. – drs. Ekingen Jul 1 '13 at 21:36

Here is how it worked for me. I wanted to be able to use citation inside the text for example using \citet{Jones_2008} for Jones et al., (2008) and \citep{Jones_2008} for (Jones et al 2000) and no numbers or brackets (brackets ex.[1] are the default for any style you use from the plain Latex bibliography system to natbib package). So be sure not to use numbers in \usepackage[round, sort,numbers]{natbib}. The sort option does the job of alphabetically sorting the bibliographies.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[round, sort]{natbib}
\begin{document}
\bibliographystyle {plainnat}

\bibliography{pap}
\end{document}


Note: pap is the bibliography .bib file