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How can I add the citation key to the bibliography?

Let's take this entry as an example:

@book{Fowler1999,
  address = {Boston, MA, USA},
  author = {Fowler, Martin},
  description = {AOEvolutionchapter short paper},
  isbn = {0-201-48567-2},
  publisher = {Addison-Wesley},
  title = {Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code},
  year = 1999
}

I would now want the bibliography in my PDF document to look like this:

[Fowler1999] Martin Fowler. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, USA, 1999. ISBN 0-201-48567-2.

Can someone please help me? I'm using natbib and bibliographystyle plainnat. And since it's the last day before deadline and I'm not that familiar with LaTeX, I'd prefer a solution where I don't need to change those two...

EDIT: apparently I did not express myself well. I don't want those keys in the text. There I already have them. I want them to appear in my bibliography as well.

Instead of:

Martin Fowler. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, USA, 1999. ISBN 0-201-48567-2.

I want:

[Fowler1999] Martin Fowler. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, USA, 1999. ISBN 0-201-48567-2.

Note that Fowler1999 is the citation key I used.

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  • Are you using natbib? In this case you could use the authoryear option, assumed you have the keys like that in your bib-file.
    – Habi
    Nov 4, 2013 at 11:03
  • @Habi yeah, I'm using natbib. How do I enable this authoryear option?
    – keinabel
    Nov 4, 2013 at 11:05
  • Don't crosspost. Nov 4, 2013 at 21:08

1 Answer 1

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If you use the authoryear and square options of natbib, the keys in your text show up as desired, if you use the \citep-command

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage[square,authoryear]{natbib}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{library.bib}
@book{Fowler1999,
  address = {Boston, MA, USA},
  author = {Fowler, Martin},
  description = {AOEvolutionchapter short paper},
  isbn = {0-201-48567-2},
  publisher = {Addison-Wesley},
  title = {Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code},
  year = 1999
}

@book{Doe2000,
  address = {Somewhere},
  author = {Doe, John},
  title = {Awesome title},
  year = 2000
}
\end{filecontents}

\setcitestyle{aysep={}}

\begin{document}
\blindtext\citep{Fowler1999}

\blindtext\cite{Doe2000}

\bibliography{library}
\bibliographystyle{unsrtnat}

\end{document}

Or you could use the alpha bibliography style.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{library.bib}
@book{Fowler1999,
  address = {Boston, MA, USA},
  author = {Fowler, Martin},
  description = {AOEvolutionchapter short paper},
  isbn = {0-201-48567-2},
  publisher = {Addison-Wesley},
  title = {Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code},
  year = 1999
}

@book{Doe2000,
  address = {Somewhere},
  author = {Doe, John},
  title = {Awesome title},
  year = 2000
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}
\blindtext\cite{Fowler1999}

\blindtext\cite{Doe2000}

\bibliography{library}
\bibliographystyle{alpha}

\end{document}
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  • I guess I did not express myself well. I don't want those keys in the text. There I already have them. I want them to appear in my bibliography as well. Instead of Martin Fowler. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, USA, 1999. ISBN 0-201-48567-2. I want [Fowler1999] Martin Fowler. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, USA, 1999. ISBN 0-201-48567-2.
    – keinabel
    Nov 4, 2013 at 13:26
  • 1
    In this case you can use the 'alpha' style, as mentioned in the second example of my answer. If that does not suit you, you can generate a style for yourself, either with makebst or the graphical user-interface to it here: podoblaz.net/cml/?id=39
    – Habi
    Nov 4, 2013 at 15:40
  • Or take a look at this question/answer: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/10464 or this one: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/35306
    – Habi
    Nov 4, 2013 at 15:45

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