[OS X TeX] Bib formatting? Not apalike?

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Mar 17 12:04:09 EDT 2008

On Mar 17, 2008, at 8:19 AM, Travis wrote:

> This is probably an easy question, but I can't seem to find it  
> anywhere....
> When I type \cite{tag} I get text that looks like this:  Smith (2003)
> The year is in parentheses, so I often end up with text that looks  
> like this in the document:
> The data was great (Smith (2003); Jones (2004)).
> I would like:
> The data was great (Smith, 2003; Jones, 2004).
> Is there a way to get bibtex to format like this?  I'm currently  
> using these settings:
> \usepackage{natbib}
> \bibliographystyle{apalike}

Try \citep{key1, key2} (I think that's it, anyway).

Since you're using natbib, check out the natbib manual; it's well  
written and covers a lot of helpful features like this.  You can also  
do things like \citep[e.g.][]{key1, key2} to get a list like this  
(e.g. Smith, 2003; Jones, 2004).


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