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)?

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    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:

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


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


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


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:

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    \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
  • Tak/Thanks. I have jsut tried but I can't make it work correctly. How can I enter the second (or third, or..) reference? I expected to see the list of references, but it doesn't show up. – jbahn Apr 25 '17 at 10:43
  • @jbahn My example has two references, continue the same pattern to add more. I'll add some explanations in a bit, you can read the manual section 3.8.3 if you're impatient. – Torbjørn T. Apr 25 '17 at 10:45
  • Ok, I got it: I have to type the following references manually (this is not very convenient though). Thanks a lot. – jbahn Apr 25 '17 at 10:47
  • you refer to 'the manual'. I find there is a number of them. Which one are you referring to? – jbahn Apr 25 '17 at 10:51

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