[OS X TeX] Change the style of references

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Wed Aug 9 08:59:09 EDT 2006

At 10:50 AM +0200 8/9/06, Niels Kobschaetzki wrote:
>When I cite I'm using \cite[some content like page-numbers of the 
>cited book]{cite-key} and then it appears as "(Author, Year, content 
>of [])".
>But my lecturers want to have it in a style like "(Author Year: 
>content of [])"
>Where and how can I change the behaviour of \cite -- google didn't 
>really help or I just do not know the right terms to search with.

The natbib package provides this functionality in the \bibpunct 
command. In the preamble of your document put the following and it 
will do what you want:

\bibpunct[: ]{(}{)}{;}{a}{ }{,}

Check out the natbib documentation section 4.8 for more details on 
how this works.


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