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I'm new here. My problem is, that I'm using natbib but I need an ibid. function. Natbib does not provide something similar, therefore I must change to bibtex. I have two bibliographies. Now i wrote the whole paper and have to turn it in soon, but I need this ibid. function.

My preamble:

\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{multibib}
\usepackage{url}
\newcites{online}{Web Archive}

If a paper goes into the normal bibliography I write \citep{Arthur2008} and if it has to go into the bibliography "Web Archive" I write \citeponline{Arthur2008}.

Now I have to change the whole think into biblatex to use the ibid. function (authoryear-ibid). Is there a possibility I can change only change the preambel, so everything stays the same, without changing \citep / \citeponline within the paper... Because this would mean soo much work..

I would prob. find it out myself, but I'm really in a hurry...

Thank you very much for all help

  • More or less a combination-duplicate of tex.stackexchange.com/questions/427970/… and tex.stackexchange.com/questions/149313/…. If you use \usepackage[natbib=true]{biblatex} then you can use \citet, \citep etc. in your document with biblatex. – Marijn Jun 18 at 10:13
  • Thank you for answering. Yes, this seems pretty easy. But my problem is more how I can still use \citeponline which is than transferred into a second Bibliography like I did it with multibib. Because I have rughly about 150x \citeponline within my paper and to change all of it would mean a lot of time... – Jonas Jun 18 at 11:52
  • If all the online entries are actually specified as @online or a similar distinct type in your .bib file, then you can just replace all \citeponline commands by \citep (you can do that in a few seconds with the search and replace function of your editor) and then use \printbibliography[type=online] for your online subbibliography and \printbibliography[nottype=online] for the bibliography with all other types. – Marijn Jun 18 at 12:45
  • If the online entries are in a different .bib file you can also cite them with regular \citep and print the different bib files are separate bibliographies, see for example tex.stackexchange.com/questions/358963/…. For this the entries do not need to be of the same type, but they need to be in different .bib files. – Marijn Jun 18 at 12:49
  • If the online entries are not a distinct type (for example an @article could be online or not) and they are not in different .bib files, then you can add a category to each individual online entry and print a bibliography for that category only. You could automate that by defining \citeponline as first \addtocategory{online}{citekey} and then \citep{citekey}. I could expand that into an answer if this is your situation (and when I have time...). – Marijn Jun 18 at 12:56

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