I am trying to find out which citation style fits my demands best for my bibliography.

As I am writing for a german science institution and using many german sources, I intented using jurabib

My bibliography should look like this:

  • Harding, Leonhard. 1994. Einführung in das Studium der Afrikanischen Geschichte, 2.überarb. Aufl., Studien zur Afrikanischen Geschichte, Bd. 4. Münster u.a.: Lit.
  • Deutsch, Jan-Georg und Albert Wirz (Hg.). 1997. Geschichte in Afrika. Einführung in Probleme und Debatten, Zentrum Moderner Orient Studien 7. Berlin: Das Arabische Buch.

So far I end up with the following:

  • Treichel, Dietmar/Mayer, Claude-Hélène: Lehrbuch Kultur: Lehr- und Lernmaterialien zur Vermittlung kultureller Kompetenzen. Waxmann, September 2011, ISBN 383092531X.

What would be your advice for my specific case? And more generally: When having a set style of citation, how can I find the corresponding citation style for bibtex?

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    I would suggest that you drop jurabib +bibtex, which is a pain to adapt, and use biblatex + biber instead. Nov 24 '12 at 16:59

If the institution does not provide you with a citation style file, you may try to replicate the information setup with makebst. On any terminal just type latex makebst and follow the steps. It's a succession of questions-answers about how you want your bibliography to look like. The result is a your.bst file which you can then use in any LaTeX editor.

latex makebst

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