I wanted to install the apalike package, but got an error that "The remote package repository is not online". I tried to change the repository from my default address "http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/ctan.org/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/" to another one, but I cannot find the apalike package there. And it isn't here either. Has it been removed? Is apalike2 the same thing (i.e. interchangable with apalike, shall I install it instead?)?

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    There never was a package called apalike. Are you perhaps looking for apacite? May 17, 2017 at 4:35
  • No, it was called apalike, I am sure of that (it even was in the package repository that became unavailable). Now there is apalike2, that's why I am asking if it is the updated version of the aforementioned.
    – durbachit
    May 17, 2017 at 7:21
  • There is apalike.bst which is a standard style of BibTeX, but there is no and never was a package called apalike. To use the BibTeX style use \bibliographystyle{apalike}. I highly doubt that it was superseded by apalike2 as this is from 1998. May 17, 2017 at 7:24
  • Then why did I see it in my MikTeX Package Manager and was required to install it? In this case, where can I find the apalike.bst to be able to use the apalike bibliography style? (When using the \bibliographystyle{apalike} command, I received an error claiming that there is no such package.
    – durbachit
    May 17, 2017 at 7:28
  • This question addressed this bibliography style, but not where to get it: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/155361/…
    – durbachit
    May 17, 2017 at 7:33

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I found the source! It can be downloaded, together with some other older files, from CTAN Archive

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