I want to use two ways to cite references in the same file. One numerical, and another one in the author-year style. I also want that only the numerical references appear at the end of the document in the "References", and the author-year references do not appear.


This cite will be in the references [1], but not this other one [Doe14].


[1] Nice Author, "Nice article", 2000

As a variant, I may want to write the author-year references in the middle of the text:

This cite will be in the references [1], and this one within the text of the document [Doe14].

  • [Doe14] Jon Doe, "Messing up with bibtex", 2014

More text in the document here before the numeric bibliography.


[1] Nice Author, "Nice article", 2000

  • 1
    How is the reader supposed to know which bib entry belongs to [DOE14] if only numbers are in the bibliography? Maybe you are just looking for something like \textcite{bibKey} from the biblatex package?
    – Johannes_B
    Jan 30, 2014 at 14:41
  • I am preparing an application file for a job, and my articles are already in my CV, so I want to cite them just as [DC-xx], and to put only other authors' articles in the references. The second variant will be to use bibtex somehow to write my articles in the CV section, but I can do this by hand. I will take a look at that package. Thanks. Jan 30, 2014 at 14:45

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I am not sure if this is a good idea; having two different styles for citations might be confusing and it is not a good practice. However, seeing the comments to the question, it seems to be required, so below there's a solution:

   AUTHOR="G. V. Carey",
   TITLE="Mind the Stop: A Brief Guide to Punctuation",
   PUBLISHER="Penguin", YEAR="1958"}

   AUTHOR="Bruce M. Cooper",
   TITLE="Writing Technical Reports",
   PUBLISHER="Penguin", YEAR="1964"}

   AUTHOR="Sir Ernest Gowers",
   TITLE="The Complete Plain Words",
   PUBLISHER="Penguin", YEAR="1954"}
   (but first published by HMSO)

   AUTHOR="Horace Hart",
   TITLE="[Hart's] Rules for Compositors and Readers 
          [at the Oxford University Press]",
   PUBLISHER="Oxford University Press",
   EDITION="39", YEAR="1983"}
   (but first published in 1893)


\newcites{auyear}{Secondary Literature}

\cite{Gowers}, \citeauyear{Carey}, \cite{Hart}, \citeauyear{Cooper}




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The idea is to use the multibib package to define a secondary bibliography (the one with author-year labels that will not be printed). This secondary bibliography is defined with

\newcites{auyear}{Secondary Literature}

and will have alph style. You produce the citations for items in this bibliography using \citeauyear{<key>}.

The actual secondary bibliography is never printed since it's stored in a box that is never used.

If your document is called mydoc.tex, you process the document using

pdflatex mydoc
bibtex mydoc
bibtex auyear
pdflatex mydoc
pdflatex mydoc

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