My beamer presentation does not cite references as I want to. I want to have Name1 and Name2 (year). Currently I got (Name1 & Name2, year). Also on the references slide I want to have those icons before the article. I have many references so I would like to keep working with the bib file.

My bib file is (biblio.bib)

@article {ref1,
author = {Aa, Bb and Cc, Dd.},
title = {title},
journal = {journal},
volume = {1},
number = {1},
publisher = {publisher},
pages = {1--10},
year = {2017}

and the beamer latexcode is




% include packages

\captionsetup[figure]{labelformat=empty}% redefines the caption setup of the figures environment in the beamer class.

% define your own colours:
\definecolor{darkgreen1}{rgb}{0, .35, 0}
\definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0, .6, 0}
\definecolor{indigo}{rgb}{0.0, 0.25, 0.42}

\definecolor{gainsboro}{rgb}{0.86, 0.86, 0.86}


% - I need a darkred background color in the sections bar (at the top) on all slides.
\setbeamercolor{section in head/foot}{bg=gainsboro!50!white}

% - Just beneath the sections bar I need a narrow darkblue bar on all slides.
       color(2ex)=(section in head/foot.bg);%
       color(7ex)=(section in head/foot.bg)%
       color(2.5ex)=(section in head/foot.bg)%

%Define box environment
   \def\insertblocktitle{Theorem ({\em#1})}%
  \setbeamercolor{block title}{fg=black,bg=gainsboro!50!white}
  \setbeamercolor{block body}{fg=black,bg=gainsboro!20}
\usebeamertemplate{block begin}\em}
{\par\usebeamertemplate{block end}\end{actionenv}}

%Define box environment
   \def\insertblocktitle{Definition ({\em#1})}%
  \setbeamercolor{block title}{fg=black,bg=gainsboro!50!white}
  \setbeamercolor{block body}{fg=black,bg=gainsboro!20}
\usebeamertemplate{block begin}\em}
{\par\usebeamertemplate{block end}\end{actionenv}}


% - Nothing should be displayed on the bottom bar of the slides (no authorname, no section, etc)

% - All text should be in black.
\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{fg=black, bg=white}





\subsection{Chapter 1}


  • A couple of your previous questions don't have an accepted answer despite having one or more answers which seems to solve the questions. Can you have a look? Feb 13 '17 at 15:33
  • I still do not get icons on the references slide. Another problem is how the references are listed. For articles with multiple authors I have for example ',& last author' instead of '& last author'
    – Nadori
    Mar 1 '17 at 20:21

You should use \citet and \citep to get Name1 (2016) and (Name1, 2016) respectively.

  • Okay, it works with the package natbib. What remains is the listing of the references
    – Nadori
    Feb 13 '17 at 15:28
  • What is going wrong with the references then? The representation of the references in the rendered bibliography?
    – Martin
    Feb 13 '17 at 15:36
  • yes, I want to have when listing the references those small pictograms for paper, book etc
    – Nadori
    Feb 13 '17 at 15:49
  • Ah I see, so every reference is being prefixed with the correct icon for the several types. You could take a look at this
    – Martin
    Feb 13 '17 at 15:55
  • It did not help.
    – Nadori
    Mar 1 '17 at 20:17

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