I have to following problem. I'm working on a presentation. Therefore I need, when I cite a paper or something else, the whole name and year of the paper. Everything went well until now. When I cite something it is displayed like this:

Donald Knuth [1995]

But I want it this way:

[Donald Knuth, 1995]

This is my preamble:

\def\newblock{} % To avoid a compilation error about a function \newblock undefined
  • you may have to edit your .bst file. Dec 29, 2012 at 18:46
  • Can you show how you make the citation?
    – egreg
    Dec 29, 2012 at 19:05
  • Yes, my entries are very simple: \cite{bibentry}
    – Dave
    Dec 29, 2012 at 19:10
  • Welcome to TeX.sx!
    – egreg
    Dec 29, 2012 at 19:13
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    Hi Dave! You don't need to add (solved) to the title, the green tick mark already indicates that your question is solved. :) In order to keep things organized, we removed it from the title. Welcome to TeX.sx! :) Dec 29, 2012 at 19:20

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You have to use \citep; here's a complete example.

 author={Donald E. Knuth},
 title={The {\TeX}book},






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  • Well, thank you very much for this quite simple solution :-)
    – Dave
    Dec 29, 2012 at 19:13

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