This may be considered a duplicate of Referencing Webpage using "apalike" and "natbib.

I am not using natbib, I want




But as noted, they don't handle citations of website.

I find the 'apalike bibliography style has been more or less unchanged since 1988' response bizarre, and that the advised solution(s) are normally to hack your .bib file and trick other types into conforming with apalike.

Question - Is someone able to point me to an apalike2017.bst file that is essentially the default apalike + instructions for formatting websites?

I'm not confident enough to try and make that myself.


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    Why not use the apacite package and the apacite bibliography style (can be used with or without natbib, although it's not clear why you don't want to use natbib.) And the reason why old styles don't get updated is because other better and more conforming styles show up (like apacite or biblatex-apa). See Perfect APA style bibliography. – Alan Munn May 27 '17 at 15:57
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    Also How can I implement a comprehensive apa-style citation and bibliography. Either of these are effectively duplicates for the APA part of your question. For unsrt you should ask a separate question since they are very different styles, although the answer will also be to use natbib or biblatex. – Alan Munn May 27 '17 at 16:05
  • Thanks so much for your reply @AlanMunn I see your valuable input into lots of latex questions! I didn't want to use natbib because I think it was breaking the package bibentry (which I'm using but could probably avoid if need be). I really wanted to avoid hacking my .bib file, currently it is being generated by the Papers app, but I think I'm going to have to manually edit it for the websites (which it calls a 'webpage'. – nzcoops May 31 '17 at 3:27
  • I'll keep trying some of these options. The frustrating part is both apalike and unsrt compile fine, everything else I'm trying has various issues. It's a 50k+ word thesis with lots of 'include' etc so a MWE is tricky. – nzcoops May 31 '17 at 3:29

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