I have been using moderncv as a template for several years, but I am now trying to solve a problem that has long bothered me: being able to use \bibhang in my list of publications. The moderncv template seems to favor using multibib, which is great, but as far as I can tell multibib does not support anything related to \bibhang. As is often done, I strongly prefer indenting subsequent lines of citations within the bibliography.

I was trying to use natbib, but it doesn't allow for multiple bibliographies and I would like to separate my journal publications from my poster presentations, etc.

Does anyone know how to indent subsequent lines while using multibib?

Here is example code:

\newcommand{\resitem}[1]{\item #1 \vspace{-0pt}} % 0 does not modify vspace


% moderncv themes
\moderncvtheme[blue]{classic}                 % optional argument are 'blue' (default), 'orange', 'red', 'green', 'grey'
%\moderncvtheme[green]{classic}                % idem

% character encoding
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}                   % replace by the encoding you are using

% adjust the page margins
%\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}                     % if you want to change the width    of the column with the dates
%\AtBeginDocument{\setlength{\maketitlenamewidth}{6cm}}  % only for the classic theme, if you want to change the width o
%\AtBeginDocument{\recomputelengths}                     % required when changes are made to page layout lengths

% personal data
\title{Really Awesome}               % optional, remove the line if not wanted
\address{500 Way}{UT 84108}    % optional, remove the line if not wanted
\phone{801.555.5555}                      % optional, remove the line if not wanted
\mobile{801.222.2222}                    % optional, remove the line if not wanted
\fax{Upon Request}                          % optional, remove the line if not wanted
\email{email@email.com}                      % optional, remove the line if not wanted

% bibliography with mutiple entries
\newcites{journal,oral,poster,submitted,indraft}{{Journal Publications},{Oral Presentations},   {Poster Presentations},{Sub


\cventry{2012 -- Present}{Student}{University}{UT}{}
    {\textit{GPA: NA}}
\section{Skills and Qualifications}
\subsection{Programming Languages:}
\cvitem{}{  \begin{itemize}
        \setlength{\itemindent}{1em} \vspace{-12pt}
% Specify the bibtex style that you want for each paper type



  • 1
    Are you sure that multibib isn't compatible with natbib? The user guide for multibib, at least, doesn't seem to hold this view. To wit: "The multibib package is compatible with cite, inlinebib, jurabib (to be loaded before multibib), natbib, suthesis and [the] KOMA-Script classes." Have you tried loading natbib to set the \bibhang length parameter and using multibib's \newcites mechanism? – Mico Apr 28 '12 at 10:53
  • @mico Thank you for the suggestion. I tried loading natbib and defining bibhang but it does not seem to work. I've added a minimal example. Any ideas? Thanks! NOTE: if I load natbib before multibib, it doesn't have any effect. If I load it after multibib, it hangs. – Mark Ebbert Apr 28 '12 at 16:18

Loading natbib plus multibib seems to mangle moderncvs thebibliography environment, namely, to ignore the lengths \hintscolumnwidth and \separatorcolumnwidth. I suggest to do without natbib. Instead, I define the new length \bibhang and use this length to modify thebibliography.






\newcites{journal,oral}{{Journal Publications},{Oral Presentations}}

    A subtitle that is long enough to cause a line break in the bibliography}


  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha: \sometext},

  author = {Buthor, B.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo: \sometext},






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  • Awesome! The sad thing is that I don't really understand what that modification is doing! I'll make that my homework. :) Thanks! – Mark Ebbert Apr 29 '12 at 1:15

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