I would like to print (full) references in different parts of the normal text. I read that the bibentry package can handle this, but it is not completely what I was looking for. I would like to have a number in front of the reference (as it would appear in the bibliography).

[1] Author's name: Title,....

[2] Author's name: Title,....

In general, it should look as here How to cite one bibentry in full length in the body text? , but with the additional numbers.

If there are two or more of such reference lists within the normal text, each of them should start with [1]. Is this possible?

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    Can you give us some information on your basic setting, i.e. which packages are you using to generate your bibliography?
    – Johannes_B
    Dec 3, 2014 at 16:45
  • I use the same packages as in the MWE in the link. I also copied the method of dealing with the filecontents-environment as it is done in the link.
    – Phil
    Dec 3, 2014 at 16:48
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    I reread the question and have to say, i am not sure what you are trying to do. Can you elaborate on what you want to do? Right now, it sounds a bit like an enumerated list?
    – Johannes_B
    Dec 3, 2014 at 18:00

1 Answer 1


The \bibentry provides only the citation, as you noted. However, a \cite produces the label you desire. Placing the two together gets the complete list, as in

\cite{goossens93} \bibentry{goossens93}

Here is my MWE.

    author = "Frank Mittelbach and Michel Goossens  and Johannes Braams and David Carlisle  and Chris Rowley",
    title = "The {LaTeX} Companion",
    year = "1993",
    publisher = "Addison-Wesley",
    address = "Reading, Massachusetts"
        AUTHOR  = "Segletes, S. B. AND Walters, W. P.",
        TITLE = {Extensions to the Exact Solution of the Long-Rod
                 Penetration/Erosion Equations},
        JOURNAL = "IJIE",
        YEAR    = "2003",
        VOLUME  = "28",
        PAGES   = "363--376"}
Citing these references in the main text.\cite{goossens93, segl03}, 
I can then access both the number of the cite as well as the full citation:

\cite{goossens93} \bibentry{goossens93}.

Now here is the bibliography.


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