I use \footcite to put the bibliography at the footnote of a book.


produces a lot of unnecessary information like:

William H Gates and Christos H Papadimitriou. “Bounds for sorting by prefix reversal”. In: Discrete Math. 27.1 (1979), pp. 47–57. ISSN: 0012-365X. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0012- 365X(79) 90068-2. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0012365X79900682.

All other style like:


produces only a number at the footnote.

How can I have some other style like:

W H Gates and C H Papadimitriou. “Bounds for sorting by prefix reversal”. In: Discrete Math. 27.1 (1979), pp. 47–57.


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    Read the biblatex documentation: section 3.3 "Standard Styles", p.65, biblatex v3.7. Dec 15, 2016 at 0:53
  • As I stated above, they are of no use. All other style I tried produced only a number at the footnote!!
    – latra
    Dec 15, 2016 at 1:13
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    It appears that the 'verbose' style by default prints a lot of information (hence the name, I suppose). There are dozens of styles now. But there are also dozens of options you can use. E.g., isbn=false, url=false, doi=false, eprint=false....
    – jon
    Dec 15, 2016 at 3:21
  • Yes, it is better now. But how about the authors' name?
    – latra
    Dec 15, 2016 at 5:45

1 Answer 1


The command \footcite puts the citation into a footnote: the citation in a numeric style is '1' or similar, as expected. You want \footfullcite


Some text.\footfullcite{westfahl:space}

  • I tried your suggestion i.e. \footfullcite and
    – latra
    Dec 16, 2016 at 1:27
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    @latra You've asked several 'scattergun' questions on biblatex without any real sense of what you are up to! I've linked elsewhere to our standard 'how to customise biblatex styles' guide: please use it to ask focussed question(s) on the parts of the customisation process you are struggling with!
    – Joseph Wright
    Dec 16, 2016 at 7:09

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