I would be very grateful if someone could help me.

In the past, I used biblatex with Biber (I use Texstudio as a editor and I was told that that was the less problematic way to make a bibliography with Texstudio).

This was the code in my template:

\usepackage[style=numeric, backend=biber]{biblatex}

However, now I need to do something different. I will provide you an example to avoid misunderstandings.

The references should look like this:

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I wonder also if it is possible to bracket the date (Surname, Name (date)) I had also some problems when there were more than one author. Usually I simply wrote the author in sth.bib as "Name et al. Surname" and LaTeX rearranged everything as "Surname, Name et al.". However, it would be nice if I manage to name everyone.

In the body, a reference should look like

lorem ipsum dolor sit amet (Surname date, page)

  • Welcome to TeX.SE. It sounds like you want the "APA" formatting style. Please confirm.
    – Mico
    Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 11:34

1 Answer 1


The general style you seem to want is and authir-year style and not a numeric one, so you need style=authoryear.

If you use \autocite with that style you get citations in brackets (you could of course also use \parencite, but \autocite is more comfortable if you decide to switch styles later on).

Since you only seem to want first name initials, add the option giveninits=true, maxbibnames=999 will show all authors in the bibliography. Never give a name in the .bib file as Surname, Name et al.. Always use the format described in How should I type author names in a bib file? and How to properly write multiple authors in bibtex file?.

Judging from your screen capture you also want Suppress “In:” biblatex, biblatex: How to remove the parentheses around the year in authoryear style?, biblatex: parentheses around the volume number of an article as well as a few other modifications







\autocite[380]{sigfridsson} \autocite[33]{worman}
  • Thank you very much! The link of "How to properly write multiple authors in bibtex file" is not correct, but I have anyhow found the topic. Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 12:03
  • @Marco Ah, yes, thanks for the head-up. I have corrected the link.
    – moewe
    Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 12:06

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