# Combining style numeric with style authoryear in BibLaTeX

I haven't had a lot of experience with biblatex so far and I decided to use the numeric style for citations in the text. However, the authoryear style for the bibliography is much nicer. I know, I can't actually combine numeric citestyle with authoryear bibstyle.

That brings me to my question: How can I achieve using the numeric citestyle and the formatting of authoryear in the bibliography?

You can go down the route from biblatex-biber: How to customize the order in the bibliography?.

Call citestyle=numeric (or the member of the numeric family you currently use) and bibstyle=authoryear, then import numeric.bbx to get the proper bibliography environment again.

(The sorting will by default be sorting=nyt, if you want sorting=none you will need to order that explicitly.)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[
backend=biber,
%sorting=none,
citestyle=numeric,
bibstyle=authoryear,
]{biblatex}

\makeatletter
\input{numeric.bbx}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\cite{wilde,geer,worman}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


• That works great, could you additionally tell me how to achieve that the last name comes first (I'm using firstinits=true)? – Oliver Borchert Jun 10 '16 at 13:40
• @OliverBorchert Are you looking for \DeclareNameAlias{default}{family-given} (or last-first in pre-3.3 biblatex)? – moewe Jun 10 '16 at 13:43
• I actually don't know what that means, the first one basically works, however the authors are not depicted accurately (always one or two, no et al., although maxbibnames=2) and there is no space between last and first name and between the authors – Oliver Borchert Jun 10 '16 at 13:50
• Ok, I figured it out .. (last-first instead of family-given) .. as I said .. not a lot of experience .. – Oliver Borchert Jun 10 '16 at 13:52

You can combine them:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[citestyle=numeric,bibstyle=authoryear]{biblatex}