My document is based on the report class. I am using custom bibtex style file generated through makebst for my thesis and the citation style I need is authoryear. The references are to be sorted alphabetically. The problem is I'm not getting numerical list of the references. I need numerical listing of references as shown in the figure below


For the moment, I get the list of references without numerical listing, as shown in the figure below. without_numerical_listing

  • Would a biblatex solution be acceptable for you?
    – Corentin
    Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 15:56
  • @Corentin Please suggest for BiBTeX. Since If i want to follow BiBLaTeX, i should start it from beginning.
    – vivek
    Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 17:01
  • @Corentin Thanks, We have prepared BiBLaTeX style files as per our needs.It works fine.
    – vivek
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 16:33
  • I'm glad to hear that it helped. There may be a pure BibTeX solution, but if you are happy with the BibLaTeX one, I think it is the most simple.
    – Corentin
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 21:34
  • If the answer was helpful, may I kindly suggest that you mark it as accepted (see How do you accept an answer?), so that the question doesn't appear as unanswered anymore?
    – Corentin
    Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 8:53

1 Answer 1


If you are ready to use biblatex, the following example has a numbered, alphabetically sorted list of references, with author-year citation style:





author = {Author, A},
title = {An interesting paper},
journal = {Journal},
year = {2012},
volume = {2},
pages = {70--76},
author = {Buthor, B},
title = {An also interesting paper},
journal = {Journal},
year = {2012},
volume = {2},
pages = {77--79},







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