# Biblatex references: Display names correctly and always displaying names

I want to display names in a Hardvard style used in my institution where references are displayed like:

Author, F. M., Author2 F. M., Author3 F. M. (2019) etc

However, my document shows it like this:

\usepackage[
backend=biber,
style=authoryear,
sorting=nyt,
citestyle=authoryear,
sortcites=true,
giveninits=true,
maxcitenames=2,
maxbibnames=99,
uniquename=init
]{biblatex}


Above is my \biblatex code. Does anyone have a suggestion where I've gone wrong?

Also I want all listings to include the author, not like the way it is displayed in the image below:

Edit:

Also I have defined two \cite-commands for my document:


Citing Author (Date) and (Author Date).

However, I would like these cite-commands to make clickable citations in the document (will not work with hyperref like \cite). Suggestions?

EDIT 2:

\documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report}
\usepackage[a4paper,width=150mm,top=25mm,bottom=25mm]{geometry}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

%colors
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}
\definecolor{mycolor}{RGB}{30,75,180} %Blue
\definecolor{mycolor2}{RGB}{40,75,90} %Greyblue

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[backend=biber,
style=authoryear,
maxcitenames=2,
maxbibnames=99,
giveninits=true,
uniquename=init,
dashed=false]{biblatex}

\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given}
\DeclareDelimAlias{finalnamedelim}{multinamedelim}

urlcolor  = mycolor,
citecolor = black,
anchorcolor = mycolor]{hyperref}

\newcommand{\mcite}[1]{\textcolor{black}{\citeauthor{#1} (\citeyear{#1})}}
\newcommand{\hcite}[1]{(\textcolor{black}{\citeauthor{#1}, \citeyear{#1}})}

\begin{document}

\section{Introduction}
Text written by

"Cite": \cite{RN1}

"Citeyear": \citeyear{RN1}

"Citeauthor": \citeauthor{RN1}

"Mcite": \mcite{RN1}

"Hicte": \hcite{RN1}

% Bibliography
\phantomsection
\printbibliography

\end{document}


Above you can see an example code of the one with the suggested solution, however I now get two errors:

"Undefined control sequence" for the:

\DeclareDelimAlias{finalnamedelim}{multinamedelim}


and "Latex error: Missing \begin{document}"

• Can you please add a full example document that reproduces the output you get, a so-called MWE: tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228/35864 or MWEB: tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/4407/35864. That makes it much easier to help you. You may also want to consider splitting your question up into several smaller ones. Ideally a question on this site is really only about one issue and not about several related issues. – moewe May 3 '19 at 15:59
• What I can say already is that combining \citeauthor and \citeyear as done in \mcite and \hcite is usually ill-advised, since commands defined like this will have problems with multiple citations, don't properly support pre- and postnotes and can at worst mess up citation tracking features. The proper way to define new \...cite macros is most of the time via \DeclareCiteCommand. – moewe May 3 '19 at 16:00
• If you get an error on \DeclareDelimAlias, your version of biblatex is outdated. (It must be more than a year old now. \DeclareDelimAlias was added in version 3.8 released on 2017-11-04.) – moewe May 9 '19 at 7:58
• Forgot to mention that I am using Overleaf. How do I update my biblatex? – jonaskir May 9 '19 at 8:00
• Ugh, Overleaf... You can't really update biblatex there and are stuck with their outdated version. I'll update the answer with a workaround shortly. – moewe May 9 '19 at 8:01

Leaving aside the issue of \mcite and \hcite, which you asked about in Making personally defined cite commands clickable as well, we only need a few little changes.

For the name format you'll need

\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given}


to get "Author, F. M.". See for example Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles or biblatex-dw first name first in bibliography.

You can get rid of the "and" with

\DeclareDelimAlias{finalnamedelim}{multinamedelim}


And you can repeat author names instead of dashes with the option

dashed=false,


MWE

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

\usepackage[backend=biber,
style=authoryear,
maxcitenames=2,
maxbibnames=99,
giveninits=true,
uniquename=init,
dashed=false,]{biblatex}

\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given}
\DeclareDelimAlias{finalnamedelim}{multinamedelim}

\begin{document}
\cite{sigfridsson,companion,knuth:ct:a,knuth:ct:b}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


### After

If you are using an outdated biblatex version that does not define \DeclareDelimFormat yet, replace \DeclareDelimAlias{finalnamedelim}{multinamedelim} with

\renewcommand{\finalnamedelim}{\multinamedelim}

• I've edited my post with some new info. – jonaskir May 9 '19 at 7:46