I'm working on a citation manual for university students. It will explain the use of seven citation styles (APA, Chicago, IEEE, Vancouver, etc.). Is there a way using biblatex to switch citation styles in one same document? (I read this entry, but found it of little use.) Cheers.

PS. And an out-of-topic question (don't know where else to ask it!) --- Does anyone know what does the "c" in Vancouver's date formats mean (e.g., c2012)? I don't think it means "circa", btw.

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    If you ride the development edge of biber+biblatex, this might (now) be possible. See, e.g., this link. – jon Jun 26 '12 at 1:07
  • @jon The dev versions support multiple sorting schemes, but not multiple styles. – Audrey Jun 26 '12 at 16:52
  • @Audrey -- oh, too bad. @NVaughan: you may find the pdfpages package suited to your needs. I also recommend pdftk; apparently it runs on 'Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris', though I've only ever used in on Linux. – jon Jun 26 '12 at 17:22
  • Thanks to all. I believe I'll have to use the pdfpages pages, as jon recommends. As to the second part of my question, any clues? – NVaughan Jun 26 '12 at 22:18

Regarding #1: use pdfpages (LaTeX solution), or pdftk, which is really a cool program.

Regarding #2: according to this site, the 'c' stands for copyright, not 'circa' (as another site suggests --- caveat lector!); it is used when the copyright date and date of publication differ by more than three years. [Note: this answer has been edited to take account of the OP's better knowledge of the subject.]

  • Ok as to the first one. As to the second one, I believe it means "copyright" rather than "circa". See here: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7271/box/A35550/?report=objectonly – NVaughan Jun 28 '12 at 10:52
  • @NVaughan -- Well, I did warn that the link was potentially suspect. If you can confirm that your link as being correct, I'm happy to change my answer to reflect your input. (I've never used the Vancouver style. In fact, I hadn't even heard of it until I moved away from Vancouver, which is where I went did my undergraduate degree!) – jon Jun 29 '12 at 5:13
  • Yeap, the link is fine. Cheers! – NVaughan Jun 29 '12 at 10:26

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