I need the following bibliography style I looked up different citation styles but I could not find something similar.

In the text, the citations are marked with a footnote (should no be longer than one line).

Eg: For books we have². For journal articles we have³. For an online resource, we have the following style$^4$. (I don't know how to use LaTeX on TeX.StackExchange :D).

²Einstein, A.; Bohr, N.: Some epic book (1920), S. 20-25.

³Euler, L.: Some epic math equations (1770).

${}^4$Solid Snake: How to clone your brother (2003).

In the Bibliography, it should look like the following (without so much space after the boldface part and the non-boldface part.

Einstein, A.; Bohr, N.: Some epic book (1920)

Einstein, A.; Bohr, N.: Some epic book, Springer Verlag, New York, 1920

Euler, L.: Some epic math equations (1770)

Euler, L.: Some epic math equations, in: International Conference in advanced Epicness, Vol. 31, S. 641-651, 1770

Solid Snake: How to clone your brother (2003)

Solid Snake: How to clone your brother, https://www.SolidSnakeBlog.com, 2003, Zugriff 01.01.2007

The URL should not be marked like in my post. It should be displayed as plain text. Zugriff 01.01.2017 is just the date at which I accessed the resource. and S. 20-25 is the German version of p. 20-25.

Question: It would be helpful if someone could help me out on this weird citation style. The people from the institution that forces me to use his citation style said that I should rather use Word (for which they have a template that does this weird citation style) because LaTeX would not support such a citation style. I am pretty sure LaTeX can even handle this but I could not find anything similar to this.


I am not aware of a readily available style that gives exactly the output you need. The combination of author-title citations with year is quite unusual as far as pre-built styles in LaTeX are concerned. Here is a start with biblatex-ext.

Most things used here should have names that tell you more or less what they do. If it is not clear what the commands do, a search in the biblatex manual and the biblatex-ext documentation should hopefully clear things up.

There are probably a few more details that need to be fixed. Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles is a great post to get started with those.


  giveninits, uniquename=init,





         \printtext[\blx@delimcontext labeldate]{%






Example output similar in style to the desiderata in the question.

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    If anything is unclear about the code above after a short look at the two linked documentations, please don't hesitate to comment. If you need additional changes to the code, I would however, like to suggest you ask a new question (about one specific issue: tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/7425/35864, questions like that are usually more generally applicable and more useful for a wider audience than one question where your style is coded in its entirety). – moewe Mar 14 '19 at 14:03
  • I will try to incorporate your solution. I will accept it as soon as I am able to implement it. – MachineLearner Mar 14 '19 at 14:12
  • could you add your biblatex-examples.bib, such that I can see what you did there :D – MachineLearner Mar 14 '19 at 14:14
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    @MachineLearner biblatex-examples.bib is part of every biblatex installation. If you can't find it on your computer (type kpsewhich biblatex-examples.bib into the terminal/command line), you can get it from CTAN mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex/bibtex/bib/… or view it on GitHub: github.com/plk/biblatex/blob/master/bibtex/bib/biblatex/… – moewe Mar 14 '19 at 14:17
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    @MachineLearner The code needs Biber instead of BibTeX. See tex.stackexchange.com/q/154751/35864 for help with getting your editor to run Biber instead of BibTeX. – moewe Mar 14 '19 at 14:35

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