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I'm having problems enumerating my bibliography list. I'm using these lines to define my bibliography style:

\usepackage[sort,authoryear]{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{apalike}

I know I could use:

\usepackage[sort,numbers]{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{ieeetr}

And it would result in numbered citations list, like:

[1] Author. 2015. Paper.
[2] Second Author. 2011. Paper.
...

But the problem is that references change (\citep and \cite). In text instead of reference (Author, 2015) it becomes numbers like [1]. I want to keep my apalike style references, and add numbers to each item in my bibliography list. How do I do that? I tried adding \begin{enumerare} and \item near each \bibitem and \end{enumerare}. It didn't work.

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  • The question you raise -- how to get explicit enumeration of the items in the bibliography even though you're using author-year citation call-outs -- comes up regularly on this site. The general answer may not be what you'd like to be told: What's the point of having such an enumeration scheme? It would seem to serve no useful purpose, but it woukd add typographic clutter.
    – Mico
    Jun 20 '15 at 23:37
  • Requirement from higher authority for paper, no more. I totally agree, that numbering is silly, but might be because they [authority] want to know how many citations there actually are, but they can't just say count them and write it down.
    – Dancia
    Jun 20 '15 at 23:45
  • You have tagged your question biblatex, if you would like to use biblatex, Biblatex enumerating sorted bibliography (using authoryear-ibid style) or biblatex-biber: How to customize the order in the bibliography? (you will need citestyle=authoryear, labelnumber, with the latter) might be of help. (Your case is even easier: Just load a authoryear style and add \makeatletter \input{numeric.bbx} \makeatother) If not you might want to change the tags so as to not confuse people.
    – moewe
    Jun 21 '15 at 8:27
  • The above solution of adding \makeatletter \input{numeric.bbx} \makeatother works even with biblatex-apa.
    – moewe
    Jun 21 '15 at 8:28

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