# Latex Bibliography style and citation callout style

I'm currently busy writing my masters thesis with latex and I need a certain citation style. Therefore, I used an already existing default bibliography style provided by my university. However, the citation style isn't exactly what I need. Currently, authors get cited like this: (cf. Kek et al. (2009), p. xx). I need it to look like: (cf. Kek et al. 2009, p. xx). Where do I find the respective options in my bibliography style?

I found the function:

FUNCTION {format.date}
{ year "year" bibinfo.check duplicate$empty$
{
}
'skip$if$
extra.label *
before.all 'output.state :=
" (" swap\$ * ") " *
}


Erasing the curved brackets doesn't change anything (well, maybe this is due to my editor). Any ideas?

edit for MWE:

Hey guys,

here a minimal example (I m using natbib already):

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,parskip,bibtotoc,liststotoc]{article}
\usepackage{natbib}

\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{arabic} %rmische Seitennummerierung

\section{Introduction}

Lore ipsum dolum est blablalbalblabla  (cf. \cite{Kek}, p. 15)

\bibliographystyle{custom_build}  %legt die zu verwendende BIBTEX-Stildatei fest
\bibliography{lib}
\end{document}


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• Could you create a minimal working example (MWE) that replicates your output? Changing the citation style depends on the packages you use. Your MWE should start with \documentclass and end with \end{document}. – Werner Aug 30 '14 at 16:34
• I just added the MWE; however, sorry that it took me so long, but I was nowhere near a computer. – Atlan Aug 31 '14 at 13:18
• Does the instruction (\citealt[cf.][p.~15]{Kek}), which I've suggested in my answer, give you the desired result? – Mico Aug 31 '14 at 16:43
• I just tried it and it actually did! Big thanks! – Atlan Aug 31 '14 at 20:00

(\citealt[cf.][p.~15]{Kek})