I want to compile a latex document using bibtex.

Can anyone suggest a bibliography style which compiles journal articles as

Author Surname, Initials. Title of the article, \it{Name of Journal}, {\bf Volume No.} (Issue No.), pages, Year.

Books compiled as

Author Surname, Initials. \it {Title}, Publisher, Place of Publication, Year.

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    Quite hard to tell, at least for me. Try out the different styles already available, or use custombib to generate your own bibliographystyle. Using biblatex, you can use simple LaTeX macros. It is quite time consuming to deal with customized bibliographies, no matter which way you go.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented May 27, 2015 at 17:49
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    The documentation of biblatex has quite a few samples of different possible styles.
    – Bernard
    Commented May 27, 2015 at 17:58
  • Does your bib file contain only entries of type @article and @book? If it contains other entry types, how should they be formatted?
    – Mico
    Commented May 27, 2015 at 19:54
  • @Mico conference_proceedings should be formatted as this example Randell, D. A., Cui, Z., & Cohn, A. A spatial logic based on regions and connection, in Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR’ 92), Morgan Kaufmann, San Mateo, California, 165­176.
    – Tanvir
    Commented May 27, 2015 at 20:06
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    As @Johannes_B has already noted, probably the most straightforward path you can take is to run the makebst utility, which is part of the custom-bib package, to create a bibliography style file from scratch. The utility is entirely menu-driven and the code it produces is of very high quality. Running the utility and answering the multiple-choice questions shouldn't take more than ten to fifteen minutes.
    – Mico
    Commented May 27, 2015 at 20:33

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I'm working with memoir class an the options for biblatex for your request are are here down. I hope that helps you.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%  Bibliography %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\usepackage[style=authoryear, backend=bibtex8,bibencoding=inputenc, %-ibid
 \DeclareFieldFormat{postnote}{#1}% otherwise, "p." or "pp." is added by the authoryear style

\bibliography{Your biblio}
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! I don't think this fully answers the question. For one thing, If I remember correctly, the authoryear style does not print volume numbers in bold. (The rest may be correct, I cannot remember.) I also think that it is recommended to use \addbibresource{filename.bib} instead of \bibliography{filename} with biblatex. Commented May 27, 2015 at 20:04

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