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What is the simplest way to make citation call-outs like this:

(Author year: page--range) e.g. (Chomsky 1957: 23--24)

or more complete:

(Author year, volume: page--range; Author2...) e.g. (Knuth 1973, 3: 234--236;...)

Edit: MWE (this is what I have tried):

  author = "Author",
  title = "Title",
  publisher = "Publisher",
  series = "Series",
  year = 2017,



Edit 2:

It seems as if the two examples above aren't clear enough.

If the the citation is only one book (e.g. if it only one volume) then it should look like:

(Chomsky 1957: 23), if it's a page range (Chomsky 1975: 23--24).

(Without the p or pp prefix.)

If it's more than one book (e.g. if it has multiple volumes) then:

(Knuth 1973, 3: 234), if it's a page range (Knuth 1973, 3: 234--236)

The multiple citations should be separated with ;

marked as duplicate by Johannes_B, TeXnician, Mico, CarLaTeX, Moriambar Apr 30 '17 at 11:46

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Wombat   \parencite[345]{aksin},                    \par
Capybara \parencite{aristotle:physics}              \par
Duck     \pvolcite{2}[345--347]{knuth:ct:b}         \par
Mara     \parencites[1--5]{westfahl:space}[7]{ctan}
  • It's almost perfect, only the volume must be before the colon: (Knuth 1986, 2: 345--347) – aksr Apr 30 '17 at 11:14
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    That would be inconstistent. – Johannes_B Apr 30 '17 at 11:15
  • Maybe, but it's the required style. Only the page number/range should be after the colon and before the optional ; – aksr Apr 30 '17 at 11:18
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    @aksr Seems you have a god Minimal Wokring Example to ask a question just about that (required) inconsistency. – Johannes_B Apr 30 '17 at 11:21
  • They don't care. I doubt they have heard of LaTeX. – aksr Apr 30 '17 at 11:44

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