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How should I go about citing Donald Knuth’s famous monograph? I have two use cases:

  • Citing a single page,
  • citing multiple consecutive pages.

Thanks in advance!

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If I recall correctly, there are currently five completed volumes in the TAOCP series: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4A, and 4B. (According to information on amazon.com, Volume 4B was published earlier this month -- Oct. 2022.) Let's assume you have entries for all five volumes in your bib file and that these entries have keys taocp1, taocp2, taocp3, taocp4a, and taocp4b, respectively. (My apologies for not being very imaginative with naming conventions.)

Then all you have to do to get the desired citation call-out is to make sure that your document loads a suitable citation management package -- e.g., cite or natbib -- so that you can write

\cite[p.~55]{taocp1}

and

\cite[pp.\ 90--102]{taocp3}

If numeric-style citation call-outs are needed, then both cite and natbib will do. (Be sure to load the latter package with the option numbers.) If you need authoryear-style citation call-outs, you should employ the natbib package with the option authoryear.

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