I'm having issues referencing Dutch authors using the Harvard citation system. Here you can see the MWE:


author = {van der Velden, Daniel},
journal = {Art Papers},
pages = {36--43},
title = {{Article One}},
volume = {31},
year = {2007}
author = {van Hoven, Bettina},
doi = {10.17169/fqs-19.2.2961},
journal = {Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung},
number = {2},
title = {{Creative and Arts}},
volume = {19},
year = {2018}


\title{Article Title} \author{} \date{}

In that regard, \textcite[30]{vanderVelden2007} is correct.

The information was correctly interpreted \parencite[30]{vanHoven2018}.



In the text, the correct way to display the cited authors would be:

  • In that regard, Van der Velden (2007, pág. 30) is correct.
  • The information was correctly interpreted (Van Hoven 2018, pág. 30}.

Note: "van" and "van der" should be capitalised when the first name is not included.

  • Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/q/464833/35864.
    – moewe
    Commented Jul 27, 2023 at 19:07
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    Depending on your sorting preferences you may or may not want to combine this with setting useprefix globally or something like tex.stackexchange.com/q/610091/35864.
    – moewe
    Commented Jul 27, 2023 at 19:14
  • Thanks @moewe, but that example is using biblatex, whereas I'm using biber. Commented Jul 27, 2023 at 20:39
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    You are using biblatex (your code has \usepackage[style=authoryear-ibid,backend=biber]{biblatex}). biblatex is the package on the LaTeX side that implements bibliography and citation commands (like natbib). Biber is the backend that reads the .bib file and produces a LaTeX-readable bibliography data (like BibTeX). See tex.stackexchange.com/q/25701/35864 and tex.stackexchange.com/q/63852/35864 for a more thorough explanation of what each component does.
    – moewe
    Commented Jul 28, 2023 at 6:06
  • Any news here? Did the links above help? Did you have any trouble implementing the suggestions (if so, what did you try and how did it not work for you?)?
    – moewe
    Commented Aug 6, 2023 at 11:49


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