# modifying BST style & calling citation

I have two problems I am grappling with.

The first involves editing the BST file to suit my needs. I want something that looks like this:

I was able to get the line break between the note and the URL by inserting \par in the original bib entry (e.g. note={\par blah blah blah}) but surely there is an easier, more elegant way? Also, I would like a line break after the article title. I have made various modifications to:

FUNCTION {article}
{ output.bibitem
format.title "title" output.check
new.block
format.authors "author" output.check
new.block
crossref missing${ journal "journal" bibinfo.check emphasize "journal" output.check format.date "year" output.check date.block format.vol.num.pages output } { format.article.crossref output.nonnull format.pages output } if$
format.issn output
new.block
format.url output
new.block
format.note output
fin.entry
}


Without any success. Where or how can I modify the above to insert a line break. Or should be editing:

FUNCTION {format.title}
{ title
duplicate$empty$ 'skip${ "t" change.case$ }
if$"title" bibinfo.check duplicate$ empty$'skip$
{
bolden
}
if$}  and FUNCTION {format.note} { note empty$
{  "" }
{ note #1 #1 substring$duplicate$ "{" =
'skip${ output.state mid.sentence = { "l" } { "u" } if$
change.case$} if$
note #2 global.max$substring$ * "note" bibinfo.check
}
if$} ?  The other issue is the date. I don't want a period after the year, I just want a space. (I swore this is what I instructed makebst...) In the past I have editted the date field to replace a comma with a period but I can't see anything about periods and commas in the date function: FUNCTION {format.date} { month "month" bibinfo.check duplicate$ empty$year "year" bibinfo.check duplicate$ empty${ swap$ 'skip${ "there's a month but no year in " cite$ * warning$} if$
*
}
{ swap$'skip$
{
swap$" " * swap$
}
if$* } if$
duplicate$empty$
'skip${ before.all 'output.state := " " swap$ *
}
if$}  The second question is more daring. I want PDFLaTeX to call the citation (as defined in the BST file) in the body of the document as if it were inputting a .tex file instead of a citation. So, instead of the text showing (for example) Akbarzadeh et al 2016 it will load the entire entry as I have defined it. I don't want something that looks like a bibliography but will look more like this: Any ideas how to accomplish this? I am hoping there is a package somewhere that does just this. I'm not sure what type of minimal example is needed... Let me know what you think you need to help solve this. Thanks • The best option for your requests would be to switch to biblatex. You can program the output of your bibliography in latex. The second requests would be just a by-product of the switch and all you need is to call \fullcite{key}. Feb 15, 2016 at 1:13 • Thank you, Guido. I will have a look at BibLaTeX and see if I can figure it out. Thanks also for tidying up my post. I couldn't figure out how to insert the code. Thanks Feb 15, 2016 at 13:47 ## 1 Answer I couldn't figure out BibLaTeX (it doesn't seem to run in TeXWorks or there was a problem with the Package or something...) but I found a solution here: https://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-1/calleecharan/ Minimal examples: The Tex File \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[twoside,inner=25.4mm,tmargin=25.4mm,nohead,bmargin=25.4mm,textwidth=159.2mm]{geometry} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage{lastpage} \usepackage{url} \begin{document} \nocite{begcla1} \nocite{art2} \nocite{endcla1} \nocite{art1} \nocite{endcla2} %\nocite{Elem2} \bibliographystyle{datastyle} \bibliography{dataset} \end{document}  The bib file: @CREATESECTION{begcla1, heading={Section 1} } @style1{art1, title = { My dog eats cats}, author = {Katz, JP}, journal = { Cat cuisine}, volume = {1}, pages = {3--5}, year = {2016}, url = {\url{http://www.cateaters.com}}, note = {I found this article delicious.} } @ENDSECTION{endcla1 } @CREATESECTION{begcla2, heading={Section 2} } @style1{art2, title = { My cat eats dogs}, author = {Dags, JP}, journal = { Dog cuisine}, volume = {1}, pages = {3--5}, year = {2016}, url = {\url{http://www.dogeaters.com}}, note = {It made me gag.} } @ENDSECTION{endcla2 }  the bst file: Entry { title heading author journal volume pages year url note } {} {} FUNCTION{print} { cite$ pop$} FUNCTION {bolden} { duplicate$ empty${ pop$ "" }
{ "{\fontfamily{lmss}\bfseries\selectfont\large " swap$* "}" * } if$
}

}

FUNCTION{createsection}
{
"\vspace{0.5cm}" write$newline$ newline$write$
newline$newline$ write$write$ newline$print format.heading write$ newline$write$
newline$newline$ write$newline$ newline$write$
"\vspace{0.25cm}" write$} FUNCTION{Style1}{ "{\fontfamily{lmss}\bfseries\selectfont " write$ print title write$"}" write$%
print write$". " write$ newline$newline$
print write$author write$%
print write$". " write$%
print "{\em " write$print journal write$ "}" write$% print write$ ", " write$% print volume write$%
print write$":" write$%
print pages  write$% print write$ ", " write$% print write$ year write$% print write$ "." write$newline$ newline$print write$ url  write$newline$ newline$print write$ {\normalsize  write$print note write$ }'' write$newline$ newline$} FUNCTION{fin} {newline$
}


I would like to find a way to include the \url formatting in the BST instead of the bib file but haven't figured out how to. This isn't as elegant a solution as I had hoped but it will do a job.