Part 1 of the problem:

I need the bibliography to cite like:

LastName, First letter of first name (year of publication). Title. Place: publisher

the closest i got was using the humannat style but that isn't good enough.

Part 2 of the Problem: I also do not know how to accomplish complex Citations like from anthologies. I need to do it like:

Ulm V. Title of text. In Füchter A., Moegling K. (Hrsg.), Title of Anthology. Place: publisher. Sites of the text.

I really have no clue how to achieve something like that. Normally i write anything i latex but without your help i am afraid that i would have to use word...

  • You mention natbib in the title and tagged the question with natbib and biblatex. Do you want to use natbib or would you be OK with biblatex as well?
    – moewe
    Nov 27, 2018 at 14:49
  • I only worked with natbib until now but if you got great ideas i am open to switch
    – curies
    Nov 27, 2018 at 14:55
  • If you only want humannat with parentheses tex.stackexchange.com/q/253052/35864 might help.
    – moewe
    Nov 27, 2018 at 15:22

1 Answer 1


With biblatex many small modifications to styles are fairly straightforward. Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles gives a short overview over the most common changes.

The standard styles print the name of editors after the booktitle for @inbook and @incollection, so I based the answer on my style bundle biblatex-ext, where you can easily move the name with the option innamebeforetitle=true.


\usepackage[style=ext-authoryear, backend=biber,
           giveninits=true, uniquename=init,









Gaonkar, D. P. (2001). ‘On Alternative Modernities’. In: Gaonkar, D. P. (ed.), Alternative Modernities. Durham and London: Duke University Press, pp. 1–23. isbn: 0-822-32714-7.//Sigfridsson, E., Ryde, U. (1998). ‘Comparison of methods for deriving atomic charges from the electrostatic potential and moments’. In: Journal of Computational Chemistry 19.4, pp. 377–395.// Westfahl, G. (2000). ‘The True Frontier. Confronting and Avoiding the Realities of Space in American Science Fiction Films’. In: Westfahl, G. (ed.), Space and Beyond. The Frontier Theme in Science Fiction. Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood, pp. 55–65.

  • That seems to not work for me... It says \cite is not defined... Also could you give me your .bib file so i could see how it handles anthologies?
    – curies
    Nov 27, 2018 at 15:25
  • @TomGöbel If LaTeX complains about \cite not being defined there should be other earlier errors as well. Did you run the example exactly as posted or did you try to implement the change in your document already? biblatex-examples.bib is part of every LaTeX distribution that has biblatex installed. If you can't find it on your machine you can download it from mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex/bibtex/bib/… or view it at github.com/plk/biblatex/blob/master/bibtex/bib/biblatex/…
    – moewe
    Nov 27, 2018 at 15:55
  • i copied your exact code. Here's the project: overleaf.com/4861456139ytssmpdqgxzb
    – curies
    Nov 27, 2018 at 16:02
  • @TomGöbel Aha! Overleaf does not have biblatex-ext installed. The package is too new.
    – moewe
    Nov 27, 2018 at 16:03
  • I think i just go back to word... This is just way too much work for a little less tilt because of word. Thanks anyways!
    – curies
    Nov 27, 2018 at 16:06

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