I use Mendeley to organize my Literature and to build the .bib file. I also use LyX and the classicthesis template to write my Master's Thesis. Now I want to reference a web page. Using apalike as citation style, I miss the URL as well as the Accessed on information in my bibliography.

As far as I understand it, apalike is not able to handle URL's with date accessed. Is there a simple way to include this information into the bibliography? Also, I am open for alternative (but similar!) reference styles, if other solutions are complex.

(Before using LyX and classicthesis I was handling my bibliography with biblatex and biber (which was a perfect solution for me), but as far as I know this is not possible in LyX. Am I right?)

  • You can use biblatex with LyX. No problem. But why did you switch to a system that limits you? – Johannes_B Nov 27 '14 at 15:16
  • Sorry, the biblatex problem was related to classicthesis. I read something about classicthesis loading natbib, which leads to being stuck with natbib, I guess. I switched to classicthesis because I like the template and to LyX since I find it a lot easier to write formulas. – der_grund Nov 27 '14 at 16:00
  • Kick natbibout. Simple as that ;-) classicthesis is known for its odd implementation. You can comment out parts if you want. Feel free to do so. – Johannes_B Nov 27 '14 at 16:03
  • How would I do that? Replacing the lines \PassOptionsToPackage{authoryear}{natbib} and \usepackage{natbib} by \usepackage{biblatex} and additionally changing the style in LyX to biblatex causes a bunch of errors. Namely: LaTeX Errors: "\bibhang already defined."; "\citename already defined"; "\bibfont already defined"; "\Citeauthor already defined". biblatex Errors: "Incompatible package 'backref'"; "Incompatible package 'natbib'"; "'\bibliographystyle' invalid". Can I get rid of these by simply deleting related lines and using biblatex built-in features instead? – der_grund Nov 27 '14 at 16:13
  • Add \listfiles to the very first line of your document. At the bottom of the log file it will be, check if package natbib is still there. If yes, it is loaded at another place. You will need multiple runs, since biblatex finds some natbib remains in the helper files. be patient ;-) – Johannes_B Nov 27 '14 at 16:16

Apart from deleting all natbib and backref related lines in classicthesis-config.tex, it is necessary to train LyX to handle biblatex. This can be done following this manual entry.

Specifically for classicthesisit seems to be useful to read this thread as it shows how to color more than only the year.

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