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I am trying to cite a publication of the Environmental Protection Agency. I want the in-text citations to employ the abbreviation EPA but the bibliography to show Environmental Protection Agency. I am using the dcu bibliography style. How would I go about doing this?

I have tried

@misc{EPA1,
    author="{Environmental Protection Agency}",
    key="{EPA}",
    year={2019},
    title = {{Benefits of Green Chemistry}},
    url = {https://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/benefits-green-chemistry},
    urldate = {October 28, 2019}
}
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  • Welcome to TeX.SE! Your question is much too vague to be meaningfully answered, though. What bibliography system are you using (BibTeX? biblatex?); what backend (bibtex? biber?); what TeX system are you using (LaTeX? plain TeX? conTeXt?). We also need to see what you've tried. Please consider adding a minimum working example, as well; it makes it much easier to help, and often solves your problem on its own. Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 16:03
  • I am a new user of LaTeX and have been using Overleaf. I updated the question, and hopeful it is more clear now what I am asking.
    – sandy
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 16:10

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The dcu bibliography style is part of the harvard citation management package. As such, it is only partly compatible with the hyperref package. In contrast, the natbib citation management package is fully compatible with hyperref.

I therefore suggest that you (a) load the har2nat package, which translates the harvard-specific macro names into natbib-compatible ones and (b) use the \defcitealias and \citetalias macros of the natbib package to achieve your goal of using abbreviated, or aliased, citation call-outs.

Note that you will need to execute one \defcitealias instruction for each entry for which you want to employ an abbreviated, or aliased, author name in the citation call-outs.

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\documentclass{article}
\begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{mybib.bib}
@misc{EPA1,
    author="{Environmental Protection Agency}",
    key="{EPA}",
    year={2019},
    title = {{Benefits of Green Chemistry}},
    url = {https://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/benefits-green-chemistry},
    urldate = {October 28, 2019}
}
\end{filecontents}

\usepackage{geometry}

\bibliographystyle{dcu}
\usepackage{har2nat} % don't load the 'harvard' package
\newcommand\shortcitet[1]{\citetalias{#1} \citeyear{#1}}
\defcitealias{EPA1}{EPA}

\usepackage{xurl}
\renewcommand\harvardurl{\textbf{URL:} \url}
\usepackage[colorlinks,allcolors=blue]{hyperref} % optional

\begin{document}
As proposed in \citet{EPA1}---hereafter: \shortcitet{EPA1}---the benefits of \dots
\bibliography{mybib}
\end{document}

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