# Using \footcite and \cite with \printbibliography

I collected a lot of references in an external bib-file, where I keep both references and resources, along side with cite-sources and bibliography items. Resources and Links shall go to the footnote area of each page, while references should appear at the References-pages of the whole document.

There is no problem to create normal footnotes and citation in general works well. But I am unable to get \footcite{...} working as I want. It either shows just a sign with a hyperref to the last page, where the reference is mentioned. When I set style=verbose in the usepackage section, the footnote shows the whole reference-info but all the other \cite notes in the text too, what clearly isn't what I intend. Because of special formatting and other advantages I use the biber backend.

\documentclass[12pt,hyperref]{article}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage[backend=biber, style=verbose]{biblatex}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\author{Max Maximus}
\title{}
\bibliography{somebibfile}
\pdfoutput=1

\begin{document}
Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor\cite{colomb_ontology_2007}
Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis\footcite{handa_nepomuk_2013}
dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat.

\printbibliography
\end{document}


Bib file:

@book{colomb_ontology_2007,
title = {Ontology and the semantic web},
isbn = {9781586037291},
pagetotal = {258},
publisher = {{IOS} Press},
author = {Colomb, Robert M.},
date = {2007}
}
@letter{handa_nepomuk_2013,
title = {Nepomuk in 4.13 and beyond},
url = {https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/nepomuk/2013-December/004858.html},
type = {E-mail},
author = {Handa, Vishesh},
urldate = {2014-12-01},
date = {2013-12-12},
}


To summarize:

• I want a footcite to conatin the full cite string as it would appear in the bibliography section
• Sources cited with footcite shouldn't appear in the printbibliograhy section
• \cites should use the normal style with a number to the item in the printbibliography section (of course with the later option to change the abbreviation appearance)

Footnote appearance I wish

Footnote appearance without style=verbose (I don't want this)

Normal cite, how it should be without style=verbose

• Welcome to TeX.SX! – egreg Jan 11 '15 at 13:25
• @moewe Yes, that would probably solve it – SeDav Jan 11 '15 at 13:39
• Maybe using \footfullcite instead of \footcite (together with the numeric style) is for you then. – moewe Jan 11 '15 at 13:39
• @moewe Oh thank you very much, how could I have overlooked that! Never used it until now. If you convert your comment to an answer, I'd mark it as solved: BTW removing it from printbibliography, will be another issue, but I have seen ways to do it here . – SeDav Jan 11 '15 at 13:44
• I had missed the point about removing it from \printbibliography, sorry. In this case, I think it is more convenient to come up with a new command. Give me a few minutes, maybe I can come up with something. – moewe Jan 11 '15 at 13:46

If you just want to have a full citation in footnotes, you can go with \footfullcite, but if you also want to exclude entries cited in footnotes from the bibliography, it is probably more convenient to define a new command that does both of these things at the same time.

We first set up a category called skipbibliography.

\DeclareBibliographyCategory{skipbibliography}


Then we define \myfootcite to add the cited entry to the skipbibliography category and cite it in the \footfullcite manner (this command is just \footfullcite with one line added)

\DeclareCiteCommand{\myfootcite}[\mkbibfootnote]
{\usebibmacro{prenote}}
\usedriver
{\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{default}}
{\thefield{entrytype}}}
{\multicitedelim}
{\usebibmacro{postnote}}


If yo now want to print the bibliography, use

\printbibliography[notcategory=skipbibliography]


to exclude entries of the skipbibliography category.

MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[backend=biber, style=numeric, defernumbers]{biblatex}

\DeclareBibliographyCategory{skipbibliography}
\DeclareCiteCommand{\myfootcite}[\mkbibfootnote]
{\usebibmacro{prenote}}