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How does one get citation call-outs of the form (Lastname, year) using IEEEtran in LaTeX? Right now it gives me (1).

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    Welcome to TeX.SE. Please provide a compilable document together with your .bib file.
    – user31729
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 19:06

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To get IEEEtran-formatted bibliographic entries along with authoryear-style citation call-outs, I suggest you load the natbib citation management package and employ the IEEEtranN bibliography style. (Hint: The "N" in IEEEtranN stands for natbib.) Then use \citet and \citep to generate text-style and parenthesis-style citation call-outs.

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\RequirePackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{mybib.bib}
@misc{aa:3001,
  author = "Anne Author", title = "Thoughts", year = 3001,
}
\end{filecontents}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{IEEEtranN}

\begin{document}
\noindent
\citet{aa:3001} \quad \citep{aa:3001}
\bibliography{mybib}
\end{document}

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