# References within references / Citations within citations

In academic writing its occasionally desirable to draw attention to the references within another paper, as well as referencing the paper itself. To do this I would write [Author, Year, and refs. within].

But this, for example:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
This guy reviewed it all before (\cite{lamport94} and refs. within)
\begin{thebibliography}{9}
\bibitem{lamport94}
Bob Smith,
The review of everything.
\end{thebibliography}
\end{document}


gives:

This guy said it all before ([1] and refs. within)

But I want "and refs. within" to appear in the same (single) bracket as the reference.

How can I do this in Latex?

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• I have done so. – Daniel Power Mar 6 '15 at 9:19

you just need

\cite[and refs. within]{lamport94}


complete code

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
This guy reviewed it all before \cite[and refs. within]{lamport94}
\begin{thebibliography}{9}
\bibitem{lamport94}
Bob Smith,
The review of everything.
\end{thebibliography}
\end{document}