I want to compile my document with in the end a list of all my cited sources: 'references', but also a list of 'recommended readings', so a re-print of the same bibliography that outputs ALL sources and not solely the ones I've cited.

Is this possible? I am using xetex, bibtex icm natbib

Minimum working example:

\documentclass[letterpaper, 10pt]{article}






Here's a solution that combines natbib and multibib.

Note: Unless you use a tool like latexmk, you have to compile the following MWE using

latex <mydoc>
bibtex <mydoc>
bibtex rec
latex <mydoc>
latex <mydoc>

as specified in section 2 of the multibib documentation.




\newcites{rec}{Recommended readings}


  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, B.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},


Some text \citep{A01}.





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  • Excuses, marked this early as an answer. Problem is that It doesn't generate the 'recommended reading part'. Is this due to this error? No file rec.bbl – grrrbytes May 5 '12 at 13:00
  • @Mixhael I updated my answer. – lockstep May 5 '12 at 13:04
  • Tnx. It does work. However, now I run into this problem again: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/54480/… and the solution proposed on that question does not work anymore. Somehow there is a conflict between those too? – grrrbytes May 5 '12 at 13:18
  • @Mixhael When deleting the auxiliary files, look out for files called rec.<whatever> and delete those also. – lockstep May 5 '12 at 13:21
  • 1
    @Mixhael If my example works for you, probably not. Try with parts of your .bib file -- there may be a single entry that causes the problem. – lockstep May 5 '12 at 13:47

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