I'm writing my graduation project in TeX, using a model from my university, which uses BibTeX and natbib for citations. The problem I'm trying to solve is: how to make inline citations like Author (year)?

By using \citet{} I achieved AUTHOR (year), but I wished to make it only first-letter-capitalized instead of all-caps.

Unfortunately, I'm looking for solutions which involve only BibTeX and natbib, since I can't change to BibLaTeX due to model constraints.

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  • Welcome to TeX.SE! The capitalization (or lack thereof) of authors' names in citations is not determined by natbib directly but, rather, by the bibliography style you employ. (Incidentally, I'm guessing that the authors' names are begin typeset in small-caps, not regular-caps, letters. Is this hunch correct?) Which bibliography style are you using? – Mico Sep 29 '13 at 18:23
  • @Mico I'm using \bibliographystyle{abnt}. May this style be defined by the model I'm using? – Mauren Sep 29 '13 at 18:28
  • Are you also using the abntcite package and/or one of the abntex document classes? (If so, which ones?) Please advise. – Mico Sep 29 '13 at 18:34
  • @Mico nope, this package is absolutely not here. – Mauren Sep 29 '13 at 18:38
  • I can't find a file named abnt.bst anywhere on the CTAN. Could you give an indication where it might be obtained from? – Mico Sep 29 '13 at 18:40

After talking to people that made the model I was using, I discovered I can change it by changing the related .bst file.

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    Please consider making this answer a bit more informative by indicating which alternative bibliography style you chose. – Mico Nov 10 '13 at 17:34
  • I didn't - I just changed my text to fit in the default bibliography style (authors last name separated by ;, all caps). – Mauren Nov 10 '13 at 17:45

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