# Setting bibliography style in footnotes with biblatex

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

\usepackage[style=verbose,backend=bibtex8]{biblatex}


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:

\usepackage[style=nature,backend=bibtex8]{biblatex}


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.

?

• Read the biblatex documentation: section 3.3 "Standard Styles", p.65, biblatex v3.7. Dec 15 '16 at 0:53
• As I stated above, they are of no use. All other style I tried produced only a number at the footnote!! Dec 15 '16 at 1:13
• 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 '16 at 3:21
• Yes, it is better now. But how about the authors' name? Dec 15 '16 at 5:45

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

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[style=numeric]{biblatex}

• @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! Dec 16 '16 at 7:09