# APA6 Man-Class, Citation with Biblatex, how do I get “Text (e.g., Source1 and Source2)”?

I have a question concerning the use of the APA6 Man-Class, combined with Biblatex. Normally, I use `\parencite` or `\textcite` to cite. But now I need something like this:

"Text (e.g., Author1,Year1 and Author2,Year2)" or this: "Text (Text, Author,Year)"

When I try to do the second one with `\parencite`, it looks like this: "Text (Text, (Author,Year))" And with `\textcite` like this: "Text (Text, Author (Year))"

Can anybody help me with this?

• You can try and use normal `\cite`. But maybe there is something better. – moewe Aug 17 '16 at 7:27
• BTW: Can we expect you to use `biblatex-apa` (i.e. `style=apa` as `biblatex` option)? – moewe Aug 17 '16 at 7:48

`biblatex-apa` has two citation commands without brackets: `\cite` and `\nptextcite`, the difference being that the latter has an "&" instead of an "and" between the last two authors.

Text (e.g., Author1, Year1 and Author2, Year2)

you could use

``````Text \parencites[e.g.,][]{sigfridsson}[and][]{cicero}
``````

or

``````Text (e.g., \nptextcite{sigfridsson} and \nptextcite{cicero})
``````

While for the second case

Text (Text, Author,Year)

you can use

``````Text \parencite[Text,][]{sigfridsson}
``````

But if the "Text" in the parentheses is very long, you might want to use

``````Text (Text, \nptextcite{sigfridsson})
``````
• Thank you so much for your answer! This was exactyl what I was looking for :) – Anne B Aug 17 '16 at 13:25