# Include full citations AND their abstracts in the text?

This seems like it should be easy. In preparing syllabi for graduate seminars I like to organize my LaTeX sections as weeks (easy to do) and under each section include a list of the papers to be read and discussed. (So far, so good.)

However, for each week's section, I include the full citation with its abstract.

For APA style including the full citation w/o abstract is easy --- I simply use "\fullcitebib{jones15}".

HOWEVER, I have been manually inserting each abstract into the next line. Obviously this is tedious to do. This is LaTeX!! There MUST a better way!!! ??

Based on tmgriffiths' answer to Bibliography Style with abstract and numbered references we could try

\DeclareFieldFormat{abstract}{\par{\small\bibsentence\mkbibbold{\bibstring{abstract}}\addcolon\space #1}}
\renewbibmacro*{finentry}{%
\iffieldundef{abstract}
{\finentry}
{\finentrypunct\printfield{abstract}\finentry}}


MWE

\documentclass[british]{article}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[backend=biber,
style=apa,
]{biblatex}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\DeclareLanguageMapping{british}{british-apa}

\renewbibmacro*{finentry}{%
\iffieldundef{abstract}
{\finentry}
{\finentrypunct\printfield{abstract}\finentry}}

\begin{document}
Lorem \fullcitebib{sigfridsson}
\end{document}


If you want the abstract to appear only when cited with \fullcitebib, we need to move the modification above inside the definition of \fullcitebib

\DeclareFieldFormat{abstract}{\par{\small\bibsentence\mkbibbold{\bibstring{abstract}}\addcolon\space #1}}
\DeclareCiteCommand{\fullcitebib}
\list{}
{\setlength{\leftmargin}{\bibhang}%
\setlength{\itemindent}{-\leftmargin}%
\setlength{\itemsep}{\bibitemsep}%
\setlength{\parsep}{\bibparsep}}\item}
{\usedriver
{\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{default}%
\global\boolfalse{bbx:parens}%
\global\boolfalse{bbx:volseen}%
\global\boolfalse{bbx:titleinauthpos}%
\global\boolfalse{bbx:editorinauthpos}%
\global\boolfalse{bbx:in}
\renewbibmacro*{finentry}{%
\iffieldundef{abstract}
{\finentry}
{\finentrypunct\printfield{abstract}\finentry}}}
{\thefield{entrytype}}\finentry}
{\item}
{\endlist
\usebibmacro{cite:post}}

• This is wonderful! Many thanks. I am using the version that modifies \fullcitebib. – Wayne Nov 17 '15 at 23:05