# Multiple citations with multiple comments

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?

EDIT:

I use bibtex.

EDIT 2: I use bibtex together with biblatex.

• Please tell us which citation management package (if any...) you employ. – Mico Apr 23 '18 at 14:28
• 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 '18 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 '18 at 14:59
• @moewe Added EDIT 2. – Socrates Apr 23 '18 at 15:04
• – moewe Apr 23 '18 at 15:20

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

\cites[25\psq]{sigfridsson}[55\psq]{worman}[26\psq]{geer}


In full

\documentclass[british]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}

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

\DefineBibliographyStrings{english}{
}

\begin{document}
\parencites[25\psq]{sigfridsson}[55\psq]{worman}[26\psq]{geer}
\end{document}


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..

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:

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

\RequirePackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{mybib.bib}
@misc{cit01,author="Kaplan" ,year=1996,title="X"}
@misc{cit02,author="Norton" ,year=1982,title="Y"}
@misc{cit03,author="Hemming",year=2002,title="Z"}
\end{filecontents}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[authoryear]{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat} % select a suitable bibliography style

\begin{document}
\dots\ (\citealt[pp.~25\,f]{cit01}; \citealt[pp.~55\,f]{cit02};
\citealt[pp.~26\,f]{cit03}).
\bibliography{mybib}
\end{document}