# Apa style bibliography with author year footcite

So for a report my teacher gave us exact prerequisite for the layout. He wants in text footnote citations in the author-year style and the bibliography in the APA (5th) style. EDIT: The reference list should be numberd and sorted according to the appearence and I think corresponding to the footnote number.

Because I do not want to merge 5 .doc (MS Word) files from my group members and format everything in MS Word I need to get this to work in LaTeX.

Currently I am trying to get this to work with biblatex and Biber, but the combination of the two styles turns out to be very difficult to me. I am not set on biblatex. So, if it can be done with BibTeX or whatever, that is fine.

• Do you need in-text citations, e.g. [...] (Doe 2013, p. 0) [...], or footnote citations? – Ruben Nov 19 '13 at 13:25
• Hi Ruben, I need footnote citations. The small number in the text and at the bottom of the text in the footnote section an author-year reference to it – Reinder Nov 19 '13 at 13:30

It is possible to solve your issue with natbib (which provides a bunch of new \cite- like commands, e.g. \citep, \citet, ...). I provided a new command called \citef (the suffix 'f' stands for footnote :-)

## Code

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{natbib}

\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\ibid}{Ibid.}
\let\@predcite\@empty
\let\@currcite\@empty
\def\citef{\kernel@ifnextchar[\citef@{\citef@[]}}
\def\citef@[#1]{\kernel@ifnextchar[{\citef@@[{#1}]}{\citef@@[][{#1}]}}
\def\citef@@[#1][#2]#3{%
\def\@currcite{#3}%
\unskip
\ifx\@currcite\@predcite
\footnote{#1 \ifx\tempa\@empty\unskip\fi%
\ibid\ifx\tempb\@empty\else\NAT@cmt #2\fi}%
\else%
\footnote{\citealp[#1][#2]{#3}}%
\fi
\gdef\@predcite{#3}%
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
Some Text\citef{article-full}\par
Some Text\citef[11]{article-full}\par
Some Text\citef[cf.][13]{booklet-full}\par

\bibliographystyle{apalike}
\bibliography{xampl}
\end{document}


(Note that I also included an 'Ibid'-function, which is strongly recommended when using footcites.)

## Output

• Well, that looks like it! I did not get your example working yet, but I will try later. I almost got what I want myself with Biblatex. However, and I will edit this in the question, I also need numbers before the references. – Reinder Nov 19 '13 at 15:19