How can I do multiple citations with page numbers using bibLaTeX/biber?

I have tried \cite[2,3,4]{ref1,ref2,ref3,ref4} but it doesn't work.

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    To what reference is associated page 2? Such citations are ambiguous.
    – egreg
    May 23 '11 at 22:21

You can use the multicite version of \cite:


This will roughly give the following output:

<label1>; <label2>, p. 2; <label3>, p. 3; <label4>, p. 4

In general \cites takes arguments of the form


where the first two arguments (<multipre>)(<multipost>) serve as an "overall" pre- and post-notes and the remaining arguments can be repeated as necessary. Citations are printed in the order given with compressed citation labels depending on the style.

For further details refer to material on "qualified citation lists" in the biblatex manual.

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    No problem. About your search - I am not surprised. The pertinent sections in the manual unfortunately use the term "multicite" and never "multiple citations".
    – Audrey
    May 24 '11 at 3:02
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    cool, works also for \parencites 8)
    – ptikobj
    May 16 '13 at 17:29
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    Just to clarify, the case of OP is a bit special, for there is no prenote (e.g. like "p.~x" or "Thm.~Y") for his/her first entry. To get something like "[16, p. 383, 5, p. 179]" where 16 and 5 are two keys,one should use \cites[p.~383]{key1}[p.~179]{key2}. It might be obvious at second look, but I spent some time re-arranging my arguments :-)
    – Clément
    Jan 28 '15 at 23:48
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    I know this is an old thread, but what is the relevant package for \cites?
    – jamesh625
    May 19 '17 at 4:29
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    @ jamesh625 biblatex package. Jun 14 '17 at 8:26

For those looking for the same feature, but in regular BibTex here's a working solution:


Which you can use like this


to get an output similar to

[<label1>, p.1; <label2>; <label3>, chap.3]
  • 1
    Puuuh, somthing that works for me. Takes me around 2 hours to find it. but thank you! Sep 10 at 11:43

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