# How do I get latex to output references like this: (e.g. Fujii, 2016, p. 412; Murata, 2010, p. 576)

Latex can output parenthesised references starting with e.g. like

\parencite[e.g.][]{fujii2016}, which will result in

(e.g. fujii, 2016)

But how do I get it to output a reference like this:

(e.g. Fujii, 2016, p. 412; Murata, 2010, p. 576)?

• Hi, welcome to the site. I assume, due to \parencite, that you're using the biblatex package, and I change the tags accordingly. Was I correct in that assumption? – Torbjørn T. Apr 25 '17 at 8:37

You can use \parencites for this:

The usage, or "pattern", for this macro is like this:

\parencites(<multiprenote>)(<multipostnote>)[<prenote>][<postnote>]{<key>}[<prenote>][<postnote>]{<key>}...[<prenote>][<postnote>]{<key>}


The first two arguments, delimited by () are optional, and are intended for pre/post notes of the entire list of citations. Then you add as many instances of

[<prenote>][<postnote>]{key}


as you want. Both the pre and post notes are for the individual references, and are optional. If you specify just one, that becomes a postnote.

Hence, to obtain something like what you asked for with two citations use

\parencites(e.g.)()[1--2]{aksin}[3--4]{angenendt}


where aksin and angenendt are citation keys, and 1--2/3--4 their respective page ranges. So yes, perhaps a bit inconvenient, but if the list of references becomes long, then it is probably easier to keep track of pre/post notes this way, than if you could do something like \parencites[pre_1,pre_2,...,pre_n][post_1,post_2,...,post_n]{key_1,key_2,...,key_n}.

Complete example:

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

• \parencites(e.g.)()[1--2]{aksin}[3--4]{angenendt} might be more appropriate, judging by the documentation, but the output is the same. – Torbjørn T. Apr 25 '17 at 8:45