# Add year to short notes with biblatex-chicago?

I'm currently typesetting a book project, using biblatex-chicago for footnotes and references, but am struggling to customise the format of short notes. The default setting gives these with only the author and the title, for example:

Albert Einstein, Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement.

However, ideally I would want to also include the year, i.e. to have either of the following:

Albert Einstein, Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement (1956).

Albert Einstein, Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement, 1956.

Does anyone know if this is possible? I am happy to switch bibliography package if that's necessary, but have tried a few options and nothing seems to work.

Here is a MWE of what I currently have:

bibfile

@book{einstein1956,
author = {{Albert Einstein}},
title = {Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement},
year = {1956},
}


texfile

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[notes, short]{biblatex-chicago}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[USenglish]{babel}
\bibliography{bibfile}

\begin{document}
Some text to be referenced.\autocite{einstein1956}
\end{document}


Which gives this:

## 1 Answer

You can add the date to the cite:short macro using the xpatch package.

And rather than using author={{Albert Einstein}} which will sort under A in the bibliography, specify the author as author={Einstein, Albert} and change the format of labelname using \DeclareNameAlias{labelname}{given-family} to print the full name in your short citation.

(Also, use \addbibresource{bibfile.bib} instead of the deprecated \bibliography{bibfile})

MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book{einstein1956,
author = {Einstein, Albert},
title  = {Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement},
date   = {1956}
}
\end{filecontents}
\usepackage[notes, short]{biblatex-chicago}
\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}
\DeclareNameAlias{labelname}{given-family}
\usepackage{xpatch}
\xapptobibmacro{cite:short}
{\setunit{\addcomma\space}%
\usebibmacro{date}}
{}
{}
\begin{document}
\null\vfill
Some text to be referenced.\autocite{einstein1956}
\printbibliography
\end{document}