In Tufte-LaTeX, the standard behavior of the \cite command is to put the reference in the sidenotes area (see example at https://github.com/Tufte-LaTeX/tufte-latex/blob/master/sample-handout.pdf). Additionally, they will appear in the bibliography.

I want to have the standard citation behavior without the reference appearing in the sitenotes.

I've messed around with the tufte-common.def file, but could not get the desired effect. Can anybody give me a hint on how to achieve this?

  • Use the nobib option: \documentclass[nobib]{tufte-book}. Then you can \usepackage{natbib} or \usepackage{biblatex} or whatever you like. – godbyk May 29 '15 at 15:26
  • @godbyk: Nope, that doesn't work. It's still in the margins. Besides that, the compiler complains about \bibhang already defined – user31729 May 29 '15 at 15:37
  • @ChristianHupfer For me it works as intended, both in my own project as well as in the minimal example provided by you. – Paul Klemm May 29 '15 at 15:50
  • @godbyk Please provide the comment as answer so I can close this question. – Paul Klemm May 29 '15 at 15:53
  • @PaulKlemm: The nobib option is not documented in the manual. Apparently, I've missing some knowledge here, so its better to delete my answer – user31729 May 29 '15 at 15:57

To disable Tufte-LaTeX's handling of citations, you can pass the nobib option to the document class:

\documentclass[nobib]{tufte-handout}% or tufte-book

You would then need to load the natbib, biblatex, or other bibliography package yourself with, e.g., \usepackage{natbib}.

The \cite command will behave the same as it does for the article or book document class.

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