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I am using IEEEtran as bibliographystyle which presents the citation as numbers. In some text I need to write the name of authors. However, IEEEtran can only use \cite{..} to give numbers. I would like to ask how can I use multiple bibliographystyle that don't make conflicts (i.e., give the ability to cite by numbers \cite{..} or author name \citep{..} in the text, having the same list of Biblography as numbers at the end of the document)

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  • You have to use Natbib package to use \citet{key}. This means that there will be conflict between IEEEtran and Natbib – Yasmin Jun 18 '14 at 18:14
  • Well, if you're submitting to IEEE, you shouldn't be using natbib to begin with. If you are only using the IEEE style, you should load natbib with the numbers option, use the natbib-friendly IEEE style IEEEtranN (\bibliographystyle{IEEEtranN} – notice the extra uppercase 'N' at the end), and use citet{key}. – sudosensei Jun 18 '14 at 18:23
  • I tried it, but I have (author ?) in the text when using citet{key} and load \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} – Yasmin Jun 18 '14 at 18:37
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    Please post a minimal working example (MWE) showing what you have so far causing this output. – Andrew Swann Jun 18 '14 at 18:41
  • The solution is to use \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} and \bibliographystyle{plannit} and use \cite{..} for numbers and \citet{..} for author name along with number – Yasmin Jun 18 '14 at 18:41

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