I often use multiple citations to blocks I write. So one example could be:

This is one part of my text \cite{cit01, cit02, cit03}.

Resulting to:

This is one part of my text (Kaplan 1996; Norton 1982; Hemming 2002).

Now I'd like to provide the pages within those three books as well. So I use:

This is one part of my text \cite[pp. 25 f]{cit01}\cite[pp. 55 f]{cit02}\cite[pp. 26 f]{cit03}.

Resulting to:

This is one part of my text (Kaplan 1996, pp. 25 f)(Norton 1982, pp. 55 f)(Hemming 2002, pp. 26 f).

But, this separated citation isn't what I really want. I'd rather have a result that looks like this. Hence, everything with one rounded brackets:

This is one part of my text (Kaplan 1996, pp. 25 f; Norton 1982, pp. 55 f; Hemming 2002, pp. 26 f).

Is that possible?


I use bibtex.

EDIT 2: I use bibtex together with biblatex.

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    Please tell us which citation management package (if any...) you employ.
    – Mico
    Apr 23, 2018 at 14:28
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    If you use biblatex you can use \cites[25\psq]{cit01}[55\psq]{cit02}[26\psq]{cit03} (note the s and the lack of "pp."s as well as that the f has been replaced with \psq).
    – moewe
    Apr 23, 2018 at 14:31
  • Do you use BibTeX with biblatex or natbib or cite? An MWE/MWEB would guarantee that we are all talking about the same thing.
    – moewe
    Apr 23, 2018 at 14:59
  • @moewe Added EDIT 2.
    – Socrates
    Apr 23, 2018 at 15:04
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    See also tex.stackexchange.com/q/18910/35864
    – moewe
    Apr 23, 2018 at 15:20

2 Answers 2


With biblatex you'll want to use the multicite commands, see §3.8.3 Qualified Citation Lists of the biblatex documentation.


In full


\usepackage[style=authoryear, backend=biber]{biblatex}


  sequens   = {f\adddot},
  sequentes = {ff\adddot},


Note how the "pp." can and should be dropped in the postnote argument if you use \psq instead of f. and \psqq instead of ff..

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If you use the natbib citation management package, you could employ three \citealt directives encased in a common ( ... ) set of parentheses. E.g., something like the following:

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If you want commas between the authors' names and the years, simply use \citealp instead of \citealt.

@misc{cit01,author="Kaplan" ,year=1996,title="X"}
@misc{cit02,author="Norton" ,year=1982,title="Y"}

\bibliographystyle{plainnat} % select a suitable bibliography style

\dots\ (\citealt[pp.~25\,f]{cit01}; \citealt[pp.~55\,f]{cit02}; 

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