# Citing example from same book- different pages

I need to cite different examples from different pages of the same book. How can I do it. How can I cite example from same book that are in different pages? For example.

I need the citation in following form

@article{10.2307/4178405,
ISSN = {00243892, 15309150},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/4178405},
author = {K. P. Mohanan},
journal = {Linguistic Inquiry},
number = {4},
pages = {575-602},
publisher = {The MIT Press},
title = {Lexical Phonology of the Consonant System in Malayalam},
volume = {15},
year = {1986b}
}


Update

Such things are typically added using the optional argument of the citation command. You don't say anything about your setup, here is an example with natbib:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@article{mohanan1986b,
ISSN = {00243892, 15309150},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/4178405},
author = {K. P. Mohanan},
journal = {Linguistic Inquiry},
number = {4},
publisher = {The MIT Press},
title = {Lexical {P}honology of the {C}onsonant {S}ystem in {M}alayalam},
volume = {15},
year = {1986b}
}
\end{filecontents*}

\usepackage{natbib}
\setcitestyle{numbers,notesep={: }}
\begin{document}

\cite[86--88]{mohanan1986b} or \cite[186--198]{mohanan1986b}

\bibliographystyle{alpha}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}


Note that with numerical styles (such as alpha) you should only use \cite. With author-year citations, as shown in your image, you need \citet[7-42]{citekey} to get an output of the form Author (year, pages). For example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@article{mohanan1986b,
ISSN = {00243892, 15309150},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/4178405},
author = {K. P. Mohanan},
journal = {Linguistic Inquiry},
number = {4},
publisher = {The MIT Press},
title = {Lexical {P}honology of the {C}onsonant {S}ystem in {M}alayalam},
volume = {15},
year = {1986b}
}
\end{filecontents*}

\usepackage{natbib}
\setcitestyle{round,notesep={: }}
\begin{document}

\citet[86--88]{mohanan1986b} or \citet[186--198]{mohanan1986b}

\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}

• I have no idea how to do it. – karu Apr 28 '16 at 9:22
• @karu No idea how to do what? – Torbjørn T. Apr 28 '16 at 9:24
• This is first time. I am seeing these kind of citations. I have normal citations using \cite. This is very different from the one that I am following – karu Apr 28 '16 at 9:29
• @karu Well, I cannot possibly know what you have done so far, as you don't show any code. However, there's nothing strange about them, just quite normal author-year citations. Even using no bibliography packages at all, \cite[...]{...} will work basically the same way (though you may get numerical citations instead of author-year). – Torbjørn T. Apr 28 '16 at 9:38
• @karu Oh, if you're referring to the filecontents stuff, then perhaps I should have explained that. All that environment does is write its content to the file specified in the argument, here \jobname.bib. \jobname is a macro that contains the name of the file you're compiling without extension, so if your .tex file is called mainfile.tex, then \jobname will be mainfile. Normally you will make the .bib file separately, so you wouldn't have the filecontents package and environment. – Torbjørn T. Apr 28 '16 at 10:34