I use the following packages with the document class article:


I have very strict rules for my project thesis, especially about the bibliography and footnotes. I read I can adapt the .bbx files to achieve custom styles, however, I don't understand those.

These are my requirements:

  • Bibliography (sorted by last name):
    • Books: Last, First. Year. Title. Subtitle (edition). Publisher.
    • Online: Last, First. Year/Date. Title. Subtitle. Accessed on Date at URL.
    • Incollection: Last, First. Year. Title. Subtitle. In Editor (some static text here), Booktitle (S. Page numbers). Publisher.
  • Footnotes (and \cite in footnotes?):
    • First reference to book on page: Last name, Year, Title(, S. Page)
    • Additional references to the same item on the same page: Last, Year(, S. Page)

A numbered bibliography is not required.

How could I achieve this? The numeric bibstyle comes close to what I want, except from details such as the order of information and the separating dots.

Update: Here is a MWE (not too small to cover all requirements):



% ===============================
% ===============================
  author = "John Doe",
  title = "A friendly word to the world",
  subtitle = "A book with a subtitle",
  year = 2009,
  publisher = "Great Publisher"
  author = "Jane Foo",
  title = "A great book with a terrible title",
  % No subtitle
  year = 2011,
  publisher = "Awesome Inc."
  author = "Bar Baz",
  title = "Hang on, I'll get you",
  % No subtitle
  year = 2012,
  url = "http://example.com",
  urldate = "2014-04-21"
  author = "Michael Smith",
  title = "Wait for Smith",
  subtitle = "It's okay",
  year = 2014,
  url = "http://foo.example.com",
  urldate = "2014-04-21"
% ===============================


% TOC etc.

\section{First chapter}

It\footcite[38]{book2009} was\footcite{online2014} a\footcite[234]{book2009} sunny\footcite{online2012} day\footcite{book2009} when I noticed\footcite{book2011} it.


% LOF etc.

closed as off-topic by moewe, Malipivo, egreg, Paul Gessler, Paul Gaborit Apr 6 '15 at 11:22

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  • 1
    Please be more specific about your requirements. (What about @articles, @inbooks etc. Is there any stile guide you could point us to?) Are you sure you want numeric and not authoryear? Especially seeing that you now have citestyle=authortitle,bibstyle=numeric in your MWE, which is almost certainly a bad idea. Also your MWE is not really helpful: It does not compile (there is not \begin{document} ... \end{document}) and contains a lot of packages unrelated to the question at hand. – moewe May 10 '14 at 14:12
  • @moewe I added some more information and removed unrelated packages. I am currently writing a MWE. – just.kidding May 10 '14 at 14:30
  • @moewe I added a MWE. – just.kidding May 10 '14 at 14:46
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    I actually came close enough with a custom variant of authoryear. Thanks for the help! – just.kidding May 16 '14 at 14:05
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about a particular change in biblatex, but about a whole bunch of modifications that can be found on this site already. Furthermore, the OP seems to have resolved the question themselves (see comment above). – moewe Apr 6 '15 at 10:50