# Footnote - cite - Vgl. Jarchow/Rühmann (1988), S. 190

I am writing my master thesis and I need this style of citation:

Vgl. Jarchow/Rühmann (1988), S. 190.

This should be in footnotes.

I have done two variation of is. But it still not correct. The brackets are not on the place where they should be.

That is how is looks like:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,bibtotocnumbered,% Literaturverzeichnis ins Inhaltsverzeichnis
liststotoc,bibliography=totoc]{scrreprt}
%Chapter weiter oben beginnen

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[left=2.50cm, right=2.50cm, top=2.50cm, bottom=2.50cm]{geometry}

%Deutsche Sprache
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{xcolor}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% %BILIOGRAPHIE
%
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\usepackage[backend=bibtex, style=authoryear-icomp, sorting=nyvt, sortcase=false, maxnames=8, maxbibnames=8, minbibnames=8]{biblatex}
\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{last-first}
\DeclareNameAlias{default}{last-first}

\begin{document}

Hallo\footnote{\Parencite*[Vgl. Dai/Milkman/Katherine/Riis][S.12.]{Dai2013}}

Ja\footcite[Vgl.][12.]{Goulet2017a}
\newpage
\printbibliography[title={Literaturverzeichnis}]
\end{document}


I would be grateful if someone could help me.

• What version of biblatex are you using? – moewe Oct 17 '18 at 12:33
• Excuse me where can I see which version I use? – Swanni Oct 17 '18 at 12:38
• You can find the version in the .log file. It is displayed more prominently (so you don't have to search for it) if you add \listfiles to the beginning of your document. – moewe Oct 17 '18 at 12:51

The styles of my biblatex-ext bundle make it easy to add a few parentheses that are not there in the standard styles.

Simply load ext-authoryear-comp instead of authoryear-comp and use \DeclareDelimFormat.

The MWE also uses \autocite as the go-to command and not \footcite.

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,bibliography=totoc]{scrreprt}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[backend=bibtex, style=ext-authoryear-icomp,
sorting=nyvt, sortcase=false,
autocite=footnote,
maxnames=8, minbibnames=8]{biblatex}

\DeclareInnerCiteDelims{footcite}{\bibopenparen}{\bibcloseparen}

\DeclareNameAlias{default}{family-given}
\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{default}


You are still using BibTeX instead of the more powerful Biber backend. I suggest you switch to backend=biber and tell your editor to run Biber for you (Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations). You can only use the full set of biblatex's features with Biber.