Using natbib, bibentry. I would like if possible to render the bibentries in a different style than that in the Bibliography section in the end.

A particularity with this is that bibentry copies verbatim the style used for the entire bibliography and with the bsts like that of savetrees.bst (my case) or IEEEtran.bst or the like it creates a problem. Specifically, the repeated author(s) across two or more bib items that follow each other are replaced with a long dash --- except for the first bib item in such a sequence. When I use a \bibentry for some of these in the main body the dash is preserved, whereas I need the author(s) name(s) in the case of \bibentry while keeping it as it is in Bibliography with the dash.




  author       = {Bevel Lemelisk and Wilhuff Tarkin and Darth Vader and Darth Sidious},
  title        = {{Death Star}},
  howpublished = {Alderaan and Yavin 4},
  year         = {0 BBY}
  author       = {Bevel Lemelisk and Wilhuff Tarkin and Darth Vader and Darth Sidious},
  title        = {{Death Star II}},
  howpublished = {Endor},
  year         = {4 ABY}


They first built~\cite{death-star}.

  \item \textbf{Have:}\\
  \item \textbf{Need:}\\
B. Lemelisk, W. Tarkin, D. Vader, and D. Sidious, ``Death Star II,'' Endor, 4 ABY



  • Do you have to use natbib? This is probably easier to do with biblatex.
    – Alan Munn
    Jul 20 '13 at 23:10
  • @AlanMunn There was a reason I had to switch to natbib; IIRC for doi rendering and maybe something else. I am using bibtex. I guess I never took time to investigate biblatex---how can it be of help in this situation? I thought that'd a style question than a bib backend?
    – Serguei
    Jul 21 '13 at 1:25
  • @AlanMunn Ah, I think you mean the package biblatex as described in here?
    – Serguei
    Jul 21 '13 at 1:37
  • @serguei For an overview of the differences, see: bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib biblatex is very powerful and unless you are committed to using natbib because of journal requirements, it's probably worth looking into.
    – Alan Munn
    Jul 21 '13 at 4:23
  • @Alan Yeah, I've read it, thanks. It seems I can't immediately switch to biblatex just yet. While it's not for a journal right now, but a thesis, a simple naive attempt to switch generated a few errors and a whole bunch of warnings and no bibliography produced :( Looks like there is some conflict with existing (plenty) packages I am using. Plus, I am using existing .bsts and need a classical .bbl as well. I also have a lot of bib items in my .bib. I am under extreme crunch time at the moment to devote time to debug it, so I will have to let biblatex option go for now.
    – Serguei
    Jul 21 '13 at 16:12

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